The CII has launched a new microsite dedicated to helping ex-forces explore a career in risk and insurance.

The microsite offers first hand experiences of ex-military personnel who have found second careers in insurance - this gives visitors their unique stories and helps others explore career paths in risk.

It looks at the opportunities available in the insurance profession, salary expectations and offers advice and tips. Additionally it serves as a gateway to the CII careers jobsite.

Alastair Allison, chief risk officer for Zurich UK’s GI business, said: “After 16 years in a career with the Royal Air Force in the fighter control branch I wasn’t sure how I would adapt to a career outside the military. For me the journey was one of learning new technical skills, but also using my existing attributes gained from the RAF and translating them into a different workforce.

”The financial services sector has a variety of jobs requiring different skill sets which may particularly suit those coming out of the military. Ex-forces have adaptable qualities such as leadership and management skills which the financial service and insurance sectors are always on the hunt for.”