Skilled in insurance and pensions? Progress your career in Scotland.

Our history of success in general insurance and life and pensions dates back to the early 1700s. A major centre for the industry, Scotland remains at the forefront of product and service innovation.

Insurance & Pensions

Our world-class organisations and employers are known for their ingenuity, market-leading products and high-quality insurance and reinsurance.

In Scotland you can work for leading insurance companies, life and pensions providers and key intermediaries in areas like business support, brokerage, risk and actuarial and consulting services.

Our life and pensions industry employs around 11,000 people, while around 2,000 people work in the insurance industry.

Work for the best

The concentration of market-leading organisations creates diverse career opportunities, whether you are an experienced insurance professional looking for your next move or someone with specialist skills and expertise looking for a completely new challenge.

If you have technical experience in areas such as underwriting, claims and risk, exciting career prospects await you in Scotland.  Interesting opportunities also exist for people with niche market experience or exposure to regulatory and compliance, including Solvency II.

Some of the key employers you could work for in general insurance include:

  • Aviva
  • Direct Line Group
  • Esure
  • Kwik-Fit
  • AXA
  • RSA Insurance
  • NFU Mutual
  • AON
  • Cigna
  • Marsh UK
  • Mercer UK

Some of the life and pension companies include:

  • Standard Life
  • Prudential
  • Scottish Widows
  • Royal London

A network of opportunity

In Scotland you’ll have access to an extensive network of academic and professional support. Some of our professional bodies include:

  • The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) (five local institutes in Scotland)
  • The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment: 
  •  The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries:
  • The British Insurers and Brokers’ Association:
  • The Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters:  

Scotland’s academic institutions actively work and collaborate with industry and there are a number of key initiatives which have been set up to support the sector and encourage collaboration with industry:

  • The Scottish Financial Risk Academy:
  • Financial and Actuarial Modelling, Edinburgh (FRAME) at Heriot Watt University:
  • The Centre for Financial Markets Research (CFMR)

Expand your career in Scotland

Attracting and retaining talented people is essential to Scotland’s continued success in insurance and life and pensions. Use your expertise in exciting areas - join our internationally recognised workforce.