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  Paul Shortt
My current role requires a lot of self-motivation as it is largely autonomous, while colleagues are always on hand to give advice and counsel, the decisions as to how to progress cases or deal with problems are ultimately my call.

The job requires someone who is able to work under pressure, is comfortable with public speaking, is confident, assertive and decisive. These are all skills that can be learned with experience, involvement with organisations in school or university that involve managing workload, organising information and debating would all be useful in developing such skill sets.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Whitehall College of Further Education

Insurance & Banking

Code:  5M2102
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Business Analyst   Management Associate  
Financial Adviser   Financial Trader  
Financial Manager - EU   Insurance Claims Handler  
Technical Underwriter - Insurance   Fund Administrator  
Financial Analyst   Insurance Loss Adjuster  
Fund Accountant   Bank Official  
Bank / Financial Manager    Standard Underwriter - Insurance  
Actuary   Reinsurance Technician  
Insurance Loss Assessor   Building Society Manager  
Commodity Broker   Pension Fund Manager  
Fund Supervisor   Fund Manager  
Recruitment Team Leader   Insurance Broker  
Investment Banker   Special Investigations Unit Analyst  
Client Relations Manager   Tax Accountant  
Auditor   Accounts Administrator  
Accounting Technician   Debt Collector  
Stockbroker   Financial Controller  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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