This article is absolutely spot on. Well done the Spencer Educational Foundation !

My son's original reaction to the suggestion he should work in insurance after graduation was "No, that's too boring Dad".

Only after working for a while in a broker (thank you A-Plan!) did he discover just what a rich and varied career could be his in a very interesting industry.

He is now half way through his CII exams and loving his new job underwriting terrorism and political violence risks at Lloyd's.

Even with +30 years experience of insurance, I could not persuade him of the merits. But once he was in, he didn't want to leave.

How do we give that opportunity to a few thousand other school leavers and graduates, bearing in mind that +60% of underwriters in the UK will be retiring in the next 6 years!