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Career in Insurance at Westland

Jun 07, 2018

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Have you ever thought about pursuing a career in insurance?  The insurance industry is continuously growing with vast opportunities for career development.  Westland Insurance is always seeking motivated and customer-focused people to join our team as we continue to grow and expand to serve new communities. 

Why work at Westland?

Westland has grown into one of the largest community-based independent insurance brokerages in Western Canada.  We provide insurance services through over 80 offices in BC and AB.  At Westland, being the broker of choice and carrying out exceptional customer service is highly valued.  If you are looking to grow your career with a growing company, Westland is the place for you!

How do I become an Insurance Advisor?

One of the great things about joining Westland is that we have an Insurance Advisor Trainee program designed for people who have a background in customer service but have not yet received their General Insurance Licence.  This is a training position that allows for on the job training while we support you in your professional development.  Once the training period is completed you will obtain your General Insurance License by passing the Fundamentals of Insurance exam and we will cover the costs. 

The education required to receive a General Insurance license can also be completed on your own.  The Fundamentals of Insurance exam is offered through the IBABC  and the General Insurance Essentials (GIE) course is available through the Insurance Institute of BC. Online and in-class options are available through both organizations.  

Can I further my insurance education?

Insurance is a great career for furthering education.  There are not only many different career paths within the industry, but there are also many different educational programs that can help industry professionals learn and advance careers.  The Insurance Institute of Canada offers both online and classroom programs for the CIP Program (Chartered Insurance Professional) and the FCIP Program (Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional).  Insurance Brokers may also want to consider obtaining their CAIB (Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker)

Westland provides financial assistance to employees who would like to further their insurance education.  We understand the importance of continuous learning as it allows our employees to expand their knowledge and help serve our customers better. 

Where can I take my career with Westland?

Expanding your knowledge through experience and continuous education can help you advance in your insurance career at Westland.  Westland encourages employees to pursue internal career opportunities in various areas including: Claims, Underwriting, Management, Commercial, and Marketing.  Current employees are encouraged to speak to their Manager if they are interested in career advancements.  
  

Is Westland hiring?

Visit our Join our team page to view our current opportunities.

 

 

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