Category Archives: Careers Events

LSE Actuarial Society’s annual CV & Interview Workshop, conducted by the GAAPS

Last month Dr Geraldine Kaye and Kerry Lofts ran GAAPS annual CV and Interview skills workshops at LSE Actuarial Society. It is always a pleasure in my line of work to help those just starting out along the long road of Actuarial exams.

This year’s students were thoroughly engaged, asking fantastic questions whilst we dissected their CVs and naturally we were also delighted to receive such positive feedback from the LSE Actuarial Society, with all students giving us 100% on their feedback sheets.

So, thanks again to everyone who attended the workshop. It was a pleasure meeting you all and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

GAAPS Actuarial is one of the most respected specialist Actuarial Recruitment Consultancies worldwide, and has earned a reputation for providing an efficient executive service to both candidates and employers.

Call for speakers from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

If you would like to propose a session for one The Institutes residential conferences, we want to hear from you. Session proposals will be reviewed by the conference programme committee.  The more detail you can give about your proposed session, the more it will help the programme committee with the selection process.  Please see below for how to submit a proposal.

 The programme committee is looking for session proposals that offer:

 •new and relevant subject matter contributions from more than one company

 •practical experience presentations from working parties

 •contributions from practitioners in the products, distribution and customer area case studies

 •contributions from non-actuarial speakers

 •contributions from wider fields

 •dynamic and entertaining speakers

For more details, e-mail:  eventmanagement@actuaries.org.uk

Actuaries and the Law

The programme for this year’s annual seminar on the legal developments in the pension industry that takes place in September has been released.

The seminar will take place on 13 September 9:30 to 16:15 with registration 09:30 – 10:00. The seminar will provide some insights into the recent developments, in what has been a year of major change for the pensions industry.

James Rickards from Outer Temple Chamber will be leading the session on current Case Law exploring:

•the complexities of Statutory Employer

•how Section 75 debts and Flexible Apportionment Arrangements may impact on advice to client

•helping to protect yourself against professional negligence

•how to protect yourself in cyberspace reflecting the changing world in which advice is given

The Event will take place at Staple Inn and if you book before 16 August you will be entitled to an early bird discount. After this date the cost will be as follows:

Members: £345.00 Non-members: £445.00

A limited number of bursary places are available for those who are not in remunerative employment, or who work within a university. A group discount of 10% is available for six or more attendees from the same company booking at once. Please contact 0207 632 1498 for more information.

Actuarial recruitment – Argonauts Club Dinner.

It was another successful dinner at this months Argonauts Club and it was my pleasure to bring along guests Sandeep Varma, Samantha Hu and Richard Hartigan who reported to me that they all had an enjoyable evening.

We had two guest speakers; the first was Martin Shaw a partner of Midas Charity Appeal. He gave a thought-provoking talk on ‘Investing in charities a good idea or not?’ it is true that charities and their Guerrilla style tactics have earned them some bad press but we must take a step back and look at how we can support the sector. Martin made some interesting observations on this topic.

Our second speaker of the evening was Jane Curtis, the first lady President of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries with her talk, ‘Public affairs: the problem with keeping everyone happy.’ Both speakers were excellent, after the speeches everyone enjoyed after dinner drinks in the Court Dinning Room.

After such a great night we will all be looking forward to our next dinner on the 17th May at The Ivy.

To find out more information on joining the Argonauts Club contact Geraldine Kaye on 020 7397 620 or email info@gaaps.com and mark your e-mail ‘Argonauts’

Imperial College – Actuarial Careers Fair 2011

We feel very proud to once again have sponsored Imperial College Actuarial Careers Fair!

As always the event was excellent – both the evening itself and the companies who attended.

Special thanks of course go to Imperial College for having organized such a great evening, offering us great atmosphere and a wonderful opportunity for Business networking… all accompanied with floods of wine and more sushi than in down town Tokyo!

We were truly delighted to be in the presence of such important guests as AON, Buck Consultants, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Inside Careers, Mercer, Milliman, Pricewaterhouse Cooper, The Actuarial Profession, Towers Watson and last but not least Zurich Financial Services.

Therefore, THANK YOU ALL!

We hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did and that you had the chance to meet good grads!

Thanks again, we hope to see you all very soon!

GAAPS Team

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Heriot-Watt Careers Fair 2011

The team at Heriot Watt once again did GAAPS Actuarial proud helping to organise yet another fantastic event for future actuaries.

Over the day hundreds of actuarial and mathematics students busied themselves at the fair, where they were able to interact with perspective future employers, and come to the GAAPS stand to find out how we can help them progress through their chosen careers. We had fantastic feedback on the day from both students and employers; and one very delighted student won a Sony Bloggy from us!

So whether you are a candidate already at Heriot Watt, or thinking of making the move; or an employer who would like to join us at next years event please get in touch!

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Do You Want To Be An Actuary?

The graduate recruitment market is at its most competitive for years. At GAAPS Actuarial Graduate Division, we are dedicated to getting your actuarial career off to a flying start.

We want you to get that first step on the actuarial ladder absolutely right. We will do everything to ensure you are happy with the position and company.

We understand your problems and issues: loans, salary expectations, a bewildering array of companies, maybe even work permits.

Our experience and contacts within universities, as well as with our graduate recruitment clients, means we chart the way for you to sail into your first job.

We place graduates, part-qualified and qualified actuaries all over the world, so whether you want the UK, Europe, Australasia, the Far East or South Africa, look no further than us!

Register with us, give us a call on 020 7397 6200 or come to visit us at one of our careers fairs.