I am writing in reference to the front page story, "CII task force to beat jobs crisis" (News, 27 October).

I graduated from university last summer with a 2:1 in politics and sociology, not a degree subject that leads me down any particular career path.

After a short amount of work experience in my second year with one of the City's leading insurers, I made the decision that a career in insurance would be my preference after I graduated.

Since then I have been unable to secure any work in the insurance sector. I applied to six graduate training schemes while still at university and didn't get past the first stage of any.

Since graduating, I have signed up with two insurance recruitment agencies and several online agencies. I have so far been invited to just one interview, which was for a temporary position.

It seems that the problem is not persuading young people to enter insurance, but persuading companies to offer opportunities to graduates.

Andrew Milner