Because giving back matters
As we near the end of the first quarter of 2020, you may well be looking for ways to give back to your local community or engage with local schools about the full range of career opportunities the insurance sector can offer.
If so, the Discover Risk programme may be for you. Discover Risk invites CII members to become part of an ever-growing network of volunteers who take time out of their working day to give back to their local community by talking to students about career opportunities in the profession.
Not familiar with Discover Risk? This free interactive board game for secondary school students (15- to 18-year-olds) introduces them to the world of risk and is a chance for pupils to discover potential career paths within the insurance sector. The game uses a range of exotic scenarios -- from a theme park in Transylvania, to dealing with an international superstar -- which have proven to be both a competitive and insightful experience for students. These game sessions are led by CII members, who receive training either through an online webinar or via their local committee members and, in addition to training, local institutes can also provide the board game and all equipment required.
SWISS RE AT JO RICHARDSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL
A fantastic example of a recent successful workshop was led by a team from Swiss RE at Jo Richardson Community School. The team ran two sessions of Discover Risk for 70 students and teachers. The students quickly got to grips with the game and thoroughly enjoyed the session, with the request of more future workshops from the Swiss RE team. Sue Campbell, a teacher at the school, was incredibly grateful to the volunteers and hopes to work with them again, to facilitate more sessions for her school. Aimee Jarrold, one of the lead volunteers, stated: "We had a great time and hopefully we have taught the 16- to 17-year-olds something. "Everyone agreed at the end of the session that we would love to volunteer again."
We would like to say a big thank you to the volunteers from Swiss Re, as judging by the feedback from staff and students, their Discover Risk sessions were a great triumph. Our sincere thanks also to all other members who conducted a Discover Risk session in 2019, we appreciate your help and hard work and would love to hear your stories.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
If you have been invited to a careers fair, talk or presentation at a local school and want to take part but do not know where to start, send us an email to find out how we can help you with the range of resources available.
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Rhian Morris is relationship executive of education at the CII