A record number of 80 students from high schools and sixth-form colleges in the Merseyside area attended the annual Liverpool Insurance Institute (LII) careers day on 4 July.
Given the Institute's limited resources to be able to go into individual schools to discuss the insurance and financial sectors, this is the LII's way of being able to target as many schools as possible, promoting the many benefits of a career in the sector. Judging by the attendance and feedback, the event appears to be as popular as ever.
After an introduction from LII president Emma Lynch about why insurance and financial matters are relevant to students, both now and in the future, the morning was taken up by the attendees participating in the CII's Discover Risk and Discover Fortunes exercises.
A healthy level of debate was generated around the tables, as students had to decide how money should be invested in various scenarios and assess the likelihood and impact of risks occurring in various situations, from film production to the music industry. Even those initially reticent were, as the exercises developed, keen to reason with their colleagues as to why their assessment was more likely to be correct.
To round off the day, a number of volunteers from the insurance, financial and legal sectors spent time sitting with the students around the tables, answering their questions on a one-to-one basis -- including everything from 'What do you earn?', to 'What are the best and worst things about your job?' -- something that those attending really benefited from.
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