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The University of KentCareers and Employability Service

Actuarial and Maths Careers Presentation You can download a copy of this presentation atwww.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm

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Skills gained on a Maths/Actuarial Degree

Maths/Actuarial graduates are attractive to many employers because of their: Ability to analyse information in a logical wayInvestigative and problem solving skills. NumeracyIT skillsEspecially finance & computing

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Destinations of Kent Maths Graduates

What

can I do with a Maths degree

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/maths.htm

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Destinations of Kent Actuarial Graduates

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/actuarial.htm

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MATHS/ACTUARIAL JOB AREAS

Actuarial Work: insurance firms (Friends Provident) and Consultancies (Mercer) Pensions Analyst: Deloitte, Nat West BankAccountancy: KPMG/PWCBanking: Lloyds TSBTax: Coutts Bank

Statistical Work

:

GSS

Operational Research

:

GORS

Defence:

GCHQ, DSTL

Computing:

Logica

, FDM

Teaching:

PGCE

Risk Management

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Actuary

Relatively small profession – far less jobs than accountancy

Consulting actuary

More people skills needed

Towers Perrin, Mercers

Early closing dates

Insurance company actuary

Slightly less competition

AXA, Sun Life

What can I do with an Actuarial Science degree?

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/actuarial.htm

Inside Careers

Actuarial Careers Guide

www.insidecareers.co.uk

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Accountancy

Biggest recruiter of graduates in the UK. PWC and KPMG recruit 1,000 graduates each

3 years training whilst working – paid a salary

Audit, tax and consultancy

Some similarities with actuarial work

Focus on good A Level grades.

Main area is Chartered Accountancy (ACA), but also Certified, Management and Public Sector Accountancy

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/workin/accountancy.htm

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Banking

Retail Banking

Similar to shop work! Selling loans and managing accounts

Investment Banking

Much more competitive.

Get internships in your second year and apply early in your final year

High A Level grades normally needed.

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Statistician

Analyses and interprets data. Collects information, analyses it using statistical methods and computer programs such as SPSS. Interprets data for clients and users. Writes reports.

EMPLOYERS: The largest employer is the

Government Statistical Service

GSS which employs 700 staff in more than 30 departments.

Medical Statistics

is also another large area with some major hospitals having statistical units.

Biometrists

work as statisticians in the pharmaceutical industry, as researchers in medical schools and hospitals and in agricultural institutes.

SATISFACTIONS: intellectual stimulation of work.

NEGATIVES: spend most of time in the office.

DEGREE: Normally mathematics, statistics, economics or other statistics-related degrees. Graduates in other subjects can do an MSc in statistics.

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“SCIENTIFIC” MATHEMATICS

Scientific Officer -

Qinetiq

(2),Research Project

Ass't

- Pfizer

Defence

industry and other science and engineering companies: mathematical modeling and designing algorithms. The work is often research orientated and can be intellectually stimulating

GCHQ

www.gchq.gov.uk

national intelligence and security

HM Government Communications Centre

www.hmgcc.gov.uk

QinetiQ (

an agency of the Ministry of

Defence

)

Defence

Science and Technology Laboratory (

dstl

)

(explosives/weapons technology)

www.dstl.gov.uk/careers/index.php

Defence

Engineering and Science Group (DESG

www.desg.mod.uk

BAe

Systems

global aerospace and

defence

AWE

www.awe.co.uk

  (Atomic Weapons Establishment)

Roke

Manor Research

communications research lab. of Siemens

specialising

in

AEA Technology

www.aeat.co.uk

does contract research

The Met Office

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Teaching

£20,000 bursary with 1

st

or 2:1

Three ways in:

PGCE

Schools Direct

Teach First

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/siteach.htm

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CHOOSING A CAREER

Prospects Planner

: powerful career choice program

www.prospects.ac.uk/links/PPlanner

Choosing a career web pages

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/Choosing/ChoosingCareer.htm

Information on many different careers

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/workin.htm

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Actuarial CV

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/cv/actuary-cv.htm

Maths CV

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/cv/mathematics-cv.htm

Finance and teaching practice interviews

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/interviews/mockivs.htm

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Careers Talks and Employer Presentations

www.kent.ac.uk/ces/events/index.html

VACANCY AND WORK EXPERIENCE DATABASE

www.kent.ac.uk/ces/vacancies.html

Apply for jobs in the

first term

– vacancy emails every Monday

Graduate Employer Directories are available in Careers Service

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Careers Employability Award on Moodle

Half the unemployment rate

for students completing the award www.kent.ac.uk/careers/moodle.htm DP2650 Email bw@kent.ac.uk if you have problems enrolling

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www.kent.ac.uk/careers

Telephone: 01227 823299 Email:

careerhelp@kent.ac.uk

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 9 to 5 including vacations

Drop-in times

(no appointment

needed: 15

minutes): 10.30 to 12.30 and 2 to 4 pm

Help given for up to 3 years after graduation

Weekly careers emails

every Monday afternoon

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The University of KentCareers and Employability Service

You can download a copy of this presentation at

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm

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WEB PAGES

Applications and Interviews (includes assessment centres and psychometric tests etc.) www.kent.ac.uk/careers/applicn.htm Example CVs & Covering Letterswww.kent.ac.uk/careers/cv/cvexamples.htmPractice Interviewswww.kent.ac.uk/careers/interviews/mockivs.htm Interview videos www.kent.ac.uk/careers/IntVid.htm

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Careers Network

Helps current Kent students gain an insight into careers through contact with alumni - graduates of the University.

Information interviews, advice by letter/phone/email, work-shadowing. 

Visit the Careers Centre and ask to use the Careers Network at reception.

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/careersnetwork.htm

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Careers Fair

12 - 3 pm.

Tues Nov

5th

Sports Centre

M

eet

employers from all sectors offering graduate jobs, placements and summer internships. Find out about the opportunities they offer and get first-hand advice and information. Everybody welcome, whatever your year or subject of study. 

PWC, Morgan Stanley, Teach First, AXA, Barclays etc.

www.kent.ac.uk/ces/careersfair

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