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    So I have an interview with an insurance company through a recruiter for a risk analyst position for recent graduates.

    I received a 2:2, however they say they want a 2:1 and I told the recruiter I gained 2:1 while not putting my grade on my CV.

    I'm worries incase they'll require to check my degree certificate?

    Has anyone whose worked in an insurance company been asked for their degree certificate to verify their grade?

    Thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by fordkate)
    So I have an interview with an insurance company through a recruiter for a risk analyst position for recent graduates.

    I received a 2:2, however they say they want a 2:1 and I put 2:1 in my CV.

    I'm worries incase they'll require to check my degree certificate?

    Has anyone whose worked in an insurance company been asked for their degree certificate to verify their grade?

    Thanks in advance.
    Depends which firm. Some are stricter than others.
    You do realise putting you have a 2:1 when you do not will amount to fraud? It is also grounds for instant dismissal.
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    I’d imagine if they’ve said a 2:1 is essential criteria that they’d want to see evidence for it.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Depends which firm. Some are stricter than others.
    You do realise putting you have a 2:1 when you do not will amount to fraud? It is also grounds for instant dismissal.
    So I told the recruiter I gained a 2:1 when she asked but I left my grade blank on my CV... also the insurance company is a 'Specialist Insurance and Underwriting' firm who are backed by a larger insurance company. Not sure if that would mean they're more strict?
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    Haha. I have no doubts they will ask for it.
    I'm applying for an internship at a company and they are asking for original GCSE and A-level certificates... this is an internship.
    You're applying for a graduate job. I think at the start they would ask for proof of your degree qualification grade.
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    (Original post by fordkate)
    So I told the recruiter I gained a 2:1 when she asked but I left my grade blank on my CV... also the insurance company is a 'Specialist Insurance and Underwriting' firm who are backed by a larger insurance company. Not sure if that would mean they're more strict?
    Meh I typed out the answer and it crashed.

    1. They may or may not check.
    2. If you lie then you can end up digging a deeper hole.
    3. The risk is yours to take. I doubt they would do anything except can you if they found out.
    4. Youd have to think whether you could cope with the work.
    5. Various ways to play it but you are old enough to make your own decisions. If you proceed to interview then make sure you know your answers before you start.
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    (Original post by fordkate)
    So I have an interview with an insurance company through a recruiter for a risk analyst position for recent graduates.

    I received a 2:2, however they say they want a 2:1 and I told the recruiter I gained 2:1 while not putting my grade on my CV.

    I'm worries incase they'll require to check my degree certificate?

    Has anyone whose worked in an insurance company been asked for their degree certificate to verify their grade?

    Thanks in advance.
    If you get the job you will more than likely to asked to provide a copy of your Transcript. They probably will not allow you to start until they have it and that is when you would be rejected immediately. Do you have any mitigating circumstances as to why you got a 2:2 and not a 2:1? If so, you could explain these at the start of the interview.
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    It depends how sophisticated and competent their background checks are.

    Most large firms - credit, criminal, confirmation of final uni grade is a minimum. Often completed by an external firm that specialises in these checks. They may also ask you to provide a transcript.

    If it’s small firm, just hope they won’t check or ask. Time will tell.
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    (Original post by fordkate)
    So I have an interview with an insurance company through a recruiter for a risk analyst position for recent graduates.

    I received a 2:2, however they say they want a 2:1 and I told the recruiter I gained 2:1 while not putting my grade on my CV.

    I'm worries incase they'll require to check my degree certificate?

    Has anyone whose worked in an insurance company been asked for their degree certificate to verify their grade?

    Thanks in advance.
    I'm starting a graduate job in September. I've already had to send them a transcript of my results so far and I will have to send them proof of my final degree grade. If you'd been honest they might not have cared that you only had a 2:2 but if they find out then they'll know you're a liar and they probably won't keep you on.
 
 
 
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