Agreement offers career kickstart to finance talent

Tue, 10 Aug 2021 10:30:00 BST
Dr Patrick Ring
Dr Patrick Ring

GCU has teamed up with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) to help students take additional qualifications to kickstart their career in insurance and financial advice.

Our students will now have the option of taking additional CII units at a discounted rate; around a third of the amount charged to insurance and personal finance professionals.

The university’s undergraduate and postgraduate risk programmes are already accredited against the CII’s Learning Qualifications framework.

Dr Patrick Ring, Reader in Financial Services in the Department of Accounting and Risk at GCU, said: "This is a great opportunity for our students to gain an additional CII qualification, that will help them access a rewarding career helping improve consumer’s financial resilience and wellbeing, which aligns with GCU’s Common Good mission.

“The CII’s qualifications, coupled with their academic work at GCU, will help students stand out to prospective insurance and financial services employers in Scotland and help build the next generation of insurers and financial advisers.”

Sian Fisher, CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute, added: “Our Scottish corporate customers want fresh talent.

“We are delighted to work with GCU to innovate and develop their offering to attract more fresh talent to the profession."