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Careers Advisory Service. AMS - PG. Accessing Careers Advice Career Development Programme Careers Information Final Year Strategy Sources of Vacancies.  451 3391.  www.hw.ac.uk/careers. Accessing Careers Advice. School talks & seminars. Careers Web Site. Information Room.

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ams pg

Careers Advisory Service

AMS - PG
  • Accessing Careers Advice
  • Career Development Programme
  • Careers Information
  • Final Year Strategy
  • Sources of Vacancies

 451 3391

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

accessing careers advice
Accessing Careers Advice

School talks & seminars

Careers Web Site

Information Room

Drop-in facility

Booked interview

 451 3391

 451 3391

careers information room

Careers Advisory Service

Careers Information Room
  • Career Planning – Computer Aided Guidance
  • Occupational Information
  • Employer Information
  • Further Study
  • Working Overseas
  • Voluntary Work

 451 3391

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

career planning programme

Careers Advisory Service

Career Planning Programme
  • Applications and CVs
  • Succeed at Interview
  • Surviving Assessment Centres
  • Verbal, Numerical and Diagrammatic Aptitude Tests
  • Jobs Direct

www.hw.ac.uk/careers/jobsdirect.php

 451 3391

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

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Careers Advisory Service

 451 3391

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

actuarial jobs
Actuarial Jobs

Life & Pensions

  • Calculating premium rates
  • Bonus distribution
  • Calculating funding rates for pension schemes
  • Asset liability modelling
  • Product development
  • Profit testing

 451 3391

[email protected]

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

actuarial jobs7
Actuarial Jobs

General Insurance

  • Calculating premiums on e.g. motor insurance
  • Asset & liability modelling

Actuarial Consultancy

  • Advising companies on pensions and employee benefits

 451 3391

[email protected]

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

actuarial jobs8
Actuarial Jobs

Government Actuary’s Department

  • e.g. National Insurance Superannuation schemes,demographics & health statistics

Other Financial Organisations:

  • Chartered Accountants, Investment Banks, Pension Firms, Fund managers

 451 3391

[email protected]

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

related numerate jobs
Related Numerate Jobs
  • Pensions manager
  • Underwriter/Loss Adjuster
  • Accountant
  • Tax Consultant/Inspector
  • Investment Analyst
  • Corporate/Investment Banking
  • Retail Banking
  • Building Societies

 451 3391

[email protected]

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

vacancy sources
Vacancy Sources
  • www.hw.ac.uk/careers/info/act_maths/menu.php
  • Institute of Actuaries Job List: www.actuaries.org.uk
  • www.insidecareers.co.uk

 451 3391

[email protected]

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

vacancy sources11
Vacancy Sources
  • “The Actuary”: www.the-actuary.org.uk
  • JobsDirect: www.hw.ac.uk/careers
  • Employer Directories - Hobsons, Prospects, TARGET
  • Tutors/Lecturers
  • School Noticeboards

 451 3391

[email protected]

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

vacancy sources12
Vacancy Sources

Recruitment agencies:

  • www.gaaps.com
  • www.darwinrhodes.com
  • www.hanover-search.com
  • www.acumen-resources.com
  • www.beanactauary.org

 451 3391

[email protected]

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

pg strategy

Careers Advisory Service

PG Strategy

Autumn Term:

  • Focus on studies
  • Attend employer presentations
  • Attend Careers Skills sessions
  • HW/GAAPS Actuarial Careers Fair – 8th Nov

 451 3391

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

hw gaaps actuarial careers fair

Careers Advisory Service

HW/GAAPS Actuarial Careers Fair

8th November: Cedar Suite from 1.30

Scottish Widows; Prudential; Actuarial Profession; Watson Wyatt; Norwich Union; Aon Consulting; PWC; GAAPS International; Mercer HR Consulting; Standard Life; Hymans Robertson

 451 3391

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

career strategy

Careers Advisory Service

Career Strategy

Autumn Term:

  • Clarify ideas with a Careers Adviser
  • Go to Jobs Direct
  • Get hold of employer directories
  • Check your Careers notice boards
  • Beware of closing dates!
  • Start applying

 451 3391

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

required graduate skills
Required Graduate Skills

Top 10:

  • Commitment and drive
  • Motivation and enthusiasm
  • Team working
  • Oral communication
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Customer focus
  • Problem solving
  • Managing own learning and career
  • Commercial awareness
  • Planning and organising
  • Most difficult skills to find
  • Commercial awareness
  • Leadership
  • Risk taking / enterprise
  • Project management
  • Managing own learning

AGR Survey 2006

2004 5 pg destinations
2004/5 PG Destinations

Employed

Graduate Level

DLHE Survey

6 months after graduating

94.4%

83.3%

Still Seeking

Further

Study

5.6%

Other

0%

0%

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 451 3391

your next step

Careers Advisory Service

Your Next Step
  • Register with Jobs Direct
  • Collect employer directories
  • Identify potential companies/courses
  • Attend presentations
  • Update your CV and get it checked
  • CV Builder: www.hw.ac.uk/careers/cv.php

 451 3391

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

careers service

Careers Advisory Service

Careers Service
  • Located in Scott Russell Building
  • Enquiries to Room SR 1.13
  • Mon - Thursday 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Close Friday at 4.00 p.m.

 451 3391

 www.hw.ac.uk/careers

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