A career change for over 50’s – it’s never too late. AIFCI

The Chairman of AIFCI noted with interest the content of a recent report on regarding the rise in unemployment for the over 50 age group. AIFCI represents over 300 Fraud and Claims investigators in the UK an ideal growing sector for mature employees.
Jan. 17, 2012 - PRLog -- It was with keen interest I watched BBC East Midlands on the evening of 16th January 2012 and in particular the plight of over 50’s and their job prospects. Some 43% of those signing on long term unemployed in the East Midlands are over 50 and in comparison 20% under 50 a rise of 11% on last year.
It is quite frustrating that as Chairman of the Association of Incident, Fraud & Claims Investigators representing some 300+ investigators nationwide it is clear that the best possible recruits for this industry is unequivocally those people who are maturing in years.
In most cases they are more reliable, have experience of life and can exercise a certain amount of empathy with some clients who have suffered the most horrific injuries. The only skills that are sometimes lacking is IT skills which in itself is not insurmountable, providing one is willing to learn new skills.
It was also interesting to note that a large number of over 50’s are looking to start their own business and be their own boss, this is something which again this industry is best suited for, since the majority of investigators are self-employed.
This is a recession proof industry again given the increase in the amount of fraudulent claims today in the UK, there is no upper age limit to when you have to stop working especially when you run your own business.
I would urge any over 50 looking for a new career later on in their working life to consider investigation as a way forward. Our website provides details of training providers that offer national qualifications and post course mentoring support in order to get you started on a new career.
Additionally the qualifications and training attract funding, especially if you are registered with Job Centre Plus.
Dean Hyde
Association of Incident, Fraud & Claims Investigators

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The Associations membership arm was originally the Association of Personal Injury Investigators formed in 2002 and continues the traditions of support for qualified investigators in both the Personal Injury & Insurance fields.
An Association to support investigators with these specific skillsets was first incorporated in 2002 supporting those investigators engaged in personal injury claims. Due to the development of specific training and subsequently the first ever national qualifications dealing specifically with incident, fraud & claims investigation the Association altered it's structure and support to incorporate insurance claims investigation.
Providing valuable support, forums and technical updates with access to work providers.
Source:Association Incident Fraud & Claims Investigators
Tags:Career, Jobs, Training, Education, Unemployment, Employment, Investigator, Insurance, Compensation
Industry:Education, Business, Insurance
Location:Newark - Nottinghamshire - England
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