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Risk Adviser

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Risk Adviser

Risk Advisers assess all aspects of a company to determine the potential risks and threats a company could face, particularly when doing business online.

You could be protecting businesses from financial crime, keeping employees safe or offering legal counsel with your knowledge of law and forensics.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Auditing companies to better understand the unique risks that they face
  • Calculating and reporting on the likelihood of future events that pose a danger to clients
  • Managing company crises such as IT system failure or legal disputes

Getting in and Qualifications


There are a wide range of specialisms in the field, and many different qualifications can equip students with the skills they require.

It can be useful to complete a HNC/HND or a degree course in the following relevant subjects:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Law


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An apprenticeship in Business Skills could help give you the skills and experience to make your CV or course application stand out.

Risk Advisers can also go on to earn specialist industry qualifications when they have secured a job in the industry.

Industry membership with The Institute of Risk Management can also help you to find advice and guidance for a career as a Risk Adviser.