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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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    1. 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

    2. Accessing Careers Advice School talks & seminars Careers Web Site Information Room Drop-in facility Booked interview  451 3391  451 3391

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. Careers Advisory Service  451 3391  www.hw.ac.uk/careers

    6. Actuarial Jobs Life & Pensions • Calculating premium rates • Bonus distribution • Calculating funding rates for pension schemes • Asset liability modelling • Product development • Profit testing  451 3391 careers@hw.ac.uk  www.hw.ac.uk/careers

    7. 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 careers@hw.ac.uk  www.hw.ac.uk/careers

    8. 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 careers@hw.ac.uk  www.hw.ac.uk/careers

    9. Related Numerate Jobs • Pensions manager • Underwriter/Loss Adjuster • Accountant • Tax Consultant/Inspector • Investment Analyst • Corporate/Investment Banking • Retail Banking • Building Societies  451 3391 careers@hw.ac.uk  www.hw.ac.uk/careers

    10. 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 careers@hw.ac.uk  www.hw.ac.uk/careers

    11. 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 careers@hw.ac.uk  www.hw.ac.uk/careers

    12. Vacancy Sources Recruitment agencies: • www.gaaps.com • www.darwinrhodes.com • www.hanover-search.com • www.acumen-resources.com • www.beanactauary.org  451 3391 careers@hw.ac.uk  www.hw.ac.uk/careers

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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%  451 3391  451 3391

    18. 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

    19. 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