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If you work hard and produce excellent quality work you will never be quiet.

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Climbing the Ladder in Insurance without a Degree

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Climbing the Ladder in Insurance without a Degree

Thursday, December 10, 2015 

Climbing the Ladder in Insurance without a Degree

The insurance industry has lots of exciting job opportunities to offer. Many insurance companies recruit school leavers and train them in-house, with plenty of opportunities for further education and up-skilling available. Hear how Sarah and Karl climbed the career ladder in Insurance without formal degree qualifications. 

Karl Curran is an Assosiate Director at Aon Insurance. He completed a two year diploma in Business Studies at DIT, Karl was then offered a position within Aon and decided not to return to college to complete his qualification at degree level. 

Sarah Tenanty Is the Financial Operations Lead for Zurich General Insurance in Ireland. Sarah entered the world of work after completing just year one of a Level 8 Accounting and Finance degree at Dundalk Institute of Technology but deciding it wasn't for her.

Is a career in the Insurance sector for you? Explore more information here.