Discover Risk Update - July 2012

Web traffic

Here are the visitor statistics from the website at the end of July:

• 130,000 visits
• 600,000 pageviews
• 100+ supporters
• 167 countries

Case studies

Thank you for the increase in case studies that we have received. These are an excellent way to promote the people behind the corporate image. The majority of these have of course come from the UK, but we have also had them from:

• Australia
• Greece
• Hong Kong
• India
• Italy
• Malaysia
• Oman
• Pakistan
• Singapore
• Sweden

If you would like to supply your own case study, please email for more details

School & college events

Discover Risk and careers events for sixth form students took place in July in the following locations:

London – 5 events

These events were supported by CII members from the following companies:

Euler Hermes
Simply Business

An excellent 71% of students who participate in our events are interested in a career in our profession.

Future Discover Risk events

We have diarised events in the following locations before the end of the calendar year – many more will be added to the list from September:

Gwernyfed High School (LD3 0SG)
Wednesday 5 September, 1130-1300, 1400-1530

Riddlesdown Collegiate (CR8 1EX)
Thursday 6 September, timing tbc

Ipswich Academy (IP3 9PZ)
Thursday 6 September, timing tbc

Worksop College (S80 3AP)
Tuesday 18 September, 1830-2000

Torquay Boys’ Grammar School (TQ2 7EL)
Thursday 27 September, timing tbc

Churchers College (GU31 4AS)
Thursday 4 October, 1600-1730

Waddesdon High School (HP18 0LQ)
Monday 22 October, 1200-1330

Notting Hill and Ealing High School (W13 8AX)
Friday 9 November, 0900-1020

West Hatch High School (IG7 5BT)
Monday 12 November, 1330-1500

Cornwallis Academy (ME17 4HX)
Thursday 15 November, all day

Fort Pitt Grammar School (ME4 6TJ)
Wednesday 30 January 2013, 1210-1340

Maplesden Noakes School (ME16 0TJ)
Friday 8 February 2013, timings tbc

University of Plymouth-hosted multi-school event (PL4 8AA)
Tuesday 12 February 2013, timings tbc

Guildford High School (GU1 1SJ)
Tuesday 26 February 2013, 1440-1600

University of Plymouth-hosted multi-school event (PL4 8AA)
Thursday 20 June 2013, timings tbc

If you would like more information on supporting these events please email If you have school or college links and would like to be part of a Discover Risk session, please send me the school’s details and, if we have not already approached them, we can set the event up.

University events

Having delivered solely student-facing events for the last few years, we are now looking to offer a range of student-friendly activities at universities across the country:

• Student presentations, featuring CII and PFS members
• Careers fairs, supported by CII and PFS members
• Discover Fortunes events to first year Accounting and Finance students (or similar), supported by PFS members
• Networking events, through our link with the Bright Futures society. This brings together students from a range of degrees who are interested in working in business

We now have confirmed dates for many university events this year. Please let me know if you would like to support this activity. We are looking for young graduates who, ideally, also hold ACII or Chartered status.

Monday 1 October – University of Newcastle, 1200-1400
Monday 1 October – University of Stirling, 1800-1900
Tuesday 2 October – University of Leeds, 1300-1400
Thursday 4 October – University of Cambridge, 1600-1700
Monday 8 October – SOAS, University of London, 1300-1600
Thursday 11 October – ICMA Centre, University of Reading, timing tbc
Thursday 11 October – Queen Mary, University of London, 1730-1900
Monday 15 October – University of Sussex, 1300-1430
Monday 15 October – University of Bath, 1300-1400
Thursday 18 October – University of Exeter, 1300-1400
Thursday 18 October – De Montfort University, 1300-1430
Thursday 18 October – University of Plymouth, 1500-1600
Monday 22 October – Lancaster University, 1300-1400
Monday 22 October – HULT Business School, London, 1100-1400
Tuesday 23 October – Bournemouth University, 1100-1500
Tuesday 23 October – Kings College London, 1230-1530
Tuesday 23 October – Royal Holloway, University of London, 1730-2000
Tuesday 23 October – Cardiff University, timing tbc
Wednesday 24 October – University of Hull, 1200-1400
Wednesday 24 October – University of Essex, 1300-1430
Thursday 25 October – University of Northampton, 1100-1500
Thursday 25 October – University of Birmingham, timing tbc
Monday 29 October – Anglia Ruskin University, 1400-1500
Tuesday 30 October – Sheffield Hallam University, 1500-1800
Thursday 1 November – Strathclyde University, 1730-1900
Tuesday 6 November – University of Derby, timing tbc
Wednesday 7 November – Brunel University, 1000-1300
Wednesday 7 November – joint Brighton/Sussex University event, 1100-1600
Thursday 8 November – Kingston University, 1730-2000
Wednesday 14 November – University of Dundee, 1400-1500
Tuesday 15 January 2013 – Imperial College, London 1300-1400
Wednesday 6 February 2013 – University of Bradford, 1400-1600

If you would like to support an event, please email


So far this year there have been more than 600 Apprenticeship starts who are taking CII units or qualifications. The pathways that contain our IF1 unit and Certificate in Insurance qualification are the most popular, although there is also interest in the ALMI pathway.

Please note that SMEs looking to recruit an Apprentice for the first time may be eligible for a £1.5k incentive payment per Apprentice, up to a maximum of £4.5k.

If you would like to know more about offering an Apprenticeship in your company, you can also email with any questions you may have.

Apprenticeship pathways will continue to be a key aspect of our promotion in to schools and colleges, and we expect to see 1000 Apprentices taking a CII unit/qualification by the end of the year.


We have seen more than 100 summer placements/internships made available this year, which is very much in the spirit of social mobility and inclusion. The CII itself recently took on an intern for a month, giving them experience of working the marketing department, with projects connected with competitor analysis and social media research. They also had the pleasure of visiting Lloyd’s of London and attending a client meeting.

If you offer internships, or would like to offer internships and have questions based on the guide, please email