The Insurance Society of Edinburgh has recently helped a local economics student gain work experience at two insurance offices across Scotland.
While studying at the University of Edinburgh, Bruce Gorrie discovered he had an interest in insurance and specifically insurance underwriting.
Keen to progress this interest and wanting to find out more about the profession in Scotland, Mr Gorrie contacted Michael Hashim, president of the Insurance Society of Edinburgh (ISoE) to ask for help and advice on potentially working in the sector.
After meeting Mr Gorrie to discuss potential career paths, Mr Hashim was able to arrange two 'taster' days within the offices of RSA in Edinburgh and Liverpool Victoria in Glasgow. Both taster days provided Mr Gorrie with an overview of how an underwriter's office operates, while giving him the opportunity to question and network with a number of key individuals from across the profession.
Mr Gorrie commented: "During both taster sessions I was introduced to both organisations' underwriting footprint, while gaining an understanding of the various sectors. The experience has given me an excellent insight into the profession."
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