George Ripley, viva, Junior Underwriter
Where did you go to school? Sharnbrook Upper School
What path did you take to get to your current positon? pprentceship Scheme
What subjects did you study? Geology, Geography and Business Studies
How many jobs have you had, and can you name them? Multple part-tme jobs prior to
joining viva; cleaner, electrician, bar work, paper rounds͘
What school subjects link to your career? ll three of my subjects link massively to my ca-
reer͘ I am an Underwriter who reviews financial and physical risks and hazards, all of which
are covered in Geography, Geology and Business studies
typical day in your current role looks like: Building relatonships with relevant brokers
and clients within the London market͘ Reviewing and underwritng GCS sized risks:
- Pricing
- Capacity
- Managing exposure and accumulaton
What skills do you use daily, that you learnt at school? Excel and IT skills on a regular ba-
sis, basic maths skills͘
What is the number #1 piece of advice you’ve been given that helped you with your
career choice? ‘University Is not the only opton’ this 100% changed my approach afer
completng my
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Progressing through my underwritng levels in the
aim to become progress from a junior to an underwriter and then potentally a senior͘
If you could have done anything differently on your career journey, what would it be?
Faster Progression
Why do you love your job?
Every day is a different challenge
I am contnually learning on the job
I have a great supportve team around me
I have been given trust and responsibility which makes me feel like I
am adding benefit to the team