The road to success

01 November 2013 FAnews

“Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning.” - Anton Chekhov.

There is an old proverb which states that knowledge is power. From a young age, children are encouraged to do their best at school and at university because education is one of those intangible qualities which can never be taken away from you, no matter the circumstances.
Ultimately, the goal of the financial services and insurance industry is the same as any other industry: get the highest possible skills set active in the industry. Education has been described as one of the biggest challenges the financial services industry currently faces. Attracting new skills into the industry, while it competes against other high profile occupations, is a major challenge and one that is getting a lot of attention at the moment.
Education, up-skilling and continuous professional development of individuals within the industry combined with programmes to encourage new entrants to the sector are seen as critical for its on-going success.

Taking the next step

"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way”. This quote by Doris Lessing makes you realise that, although you have been in this industry for a long time, you can still find a valid reason to further your qualifications.

The options are there, you just have to take the next step. FAnews has done some homework for you and with that list some of the qualifications you might consider tackling in 2014.

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