In-depth: Talent

It is no secret that career opportunities for youngsters were significantly dented following the financial crisis. A May report by the Trades Union Congress found that young people are still 10% less likely to be in work today than before the start of the recession in 2008. Indeed, the study found that Britain faces a 395,000 job shortfall for young people.

Despite the dim figures, it would appear that insurance is as good a bet as any for graduates or school leavers, as long as they are flexible and motivated to learn.

This article investigates how to coax out the raw talent and studies why training and development are vital if insurers are going to retain employees.