Insurance industry employment: Port in a storm

Insurance staff have traditionally drifted into the industry rather than had it suggested to them by careers advisers, but perhaps schools interested in securing stable livelihoods for their pupils should pay greater attention to the sector's ability to demonstrate relative stability during times of economic adversity.

Figures produced by the Association of British Insurers confirm insurance is one of the last things people cut back on during tough times.

Does the insurance sector's resilience in a difficult economic climate make it a safe haven for employees, or are industry staff in as much peril as the rest of the UK workforce? Download this article to find out.