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1  Careers Advisory Service AMS - PG Accessing Careers Advice Career Development Programme Careers Information Final Year Strategy Sources of Vacancies Careers Advisory Service 

2 Careers Advisory Service   Accessing Careers Advice  School talks & seminars Careers Web Site Information Room Drop-in facility Booked interview

3  Careers Advisory Service Careers Information Room Career Planning – Computer Aided Guidance Occupational Information Employer Information Further Study Working Overseas Voluntary Work Careers Advisory Service 

4  Careers Advisory Service Career Planning Programme Applications and CVs Succeed at Interview Surviving Assessment Centres Verbal, Numerical and Diagrammatic Aptitude Tests Jobs Direct Careers Advisory Service 

5  Careers Advisory Service 

6  Careers Advisory Service Actuarial Jobs Life & Pensions Calculating premium rates Bonus distribution Calculating funding rates for pension schemes Asset liability modelling Product development Profit testing  

7 Careers Advisory Service Actuarial Jobs General Insurance Calculating premiums on e.g. motor insurance Asset & liability modelling Actuarial Consultancy Advising companies on pensions and employee benefits  

8 Careers Advisory Service 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  

9 Careers Advisory Service Related Numerate Jobs Pensions manager Underwriter/Loss Adjuster Accountant Tax Consultant/Inspector Investment Analyst Corporate/Investment Banking Retail Banking Building Societies  

10 Careers Advisory Service Vacancy Sources Institute of Actuaries Job List:  

11 Careers Advisory Service “The Actuary”: JobsDirect: Employer Directories - Hobsons, Prospects, TARGET Tutors/Lecturers School Noticeboards   Vacancy Sources

12  Careers Advisory Service Recruitment agencies:   Vacancy Sources

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 Careers Advisory Service 

14  Careers Advisory Service HW/GAAPS Actuarial Careers Fair 8 th 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 Careers Advisory Service 

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 Careers Advisory Service 

16  Careers Advisory Service Top 10: 1. Commitment and drive 2. Motivation and enthusiasm 3. Team working 4. Oral communication 5. Flexibility and adaptability 6. Customer focus 7. Problem solving 8. Managing own learning and career 9. Commercial awareness 10. Planning and organising Most difficult skills to find 1.Commercial awareness 2. Leadership 3. Risk taking / enterprise 4. Project management 5. Managing own learning AGR Survey 2006 Required Graduate Skills

17  Careers Advisory Service 2004/5 PG Destinations  Employed Further Study Still Seeking Other Graduate Level 94.4% 83.3% 0% 5.6% 0% DLHE Survey 6 months after graduating

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: Careers Advisory Service 

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


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