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Career Event - Count Me In, Edinburgh

Wednesday 2 October 2019 17:30 - 20:30

Join us and leading actuarial employers at our free Count Me In STEM careers event in Edinburgh organised by the IFoA.

Find out more about a range of rewarding careers in actuarial science and how we are supporting and promoting diversity in the profession. 

  • Hear how some of our profession’s rising stars from a range of diverse backgrounds became an actuary and where their career path has taken them.
  • Find out what employers are looking for, how to choose your path into the profession and how your maths skills can be turned into a rewarding career. 

Register and guarantee your place at this free event by clicking on the 'Book Now' button below.

If you are not a member of the IFoA please click here to register.

We are also hosting a similar event in London - please follow this link to find out more.

We would like to thank our event sponsors for their support

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This free event is not only for school-age young people to encourage them into the profession but will be of interest to parents, teachers or careers advisers, who will have the opportunity to find out more about supporting students interested in a career in actuarial science.

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Welcome to Count Me In Speaker - IFoA 17.30
What is an actuary? Caitlin Stronach, Pricing Actuary, Protection – Royal London 17.35
What's Actuarial Science? The Student Perspective Joanne Day, President, Heriot-Watt Students' Actuarial Society 17.45
You be the Actuary!

Gavin Reid FFA, Associate Professor, Department of Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics, Heriot-Watt University

Launching a career as an actuary Sammy Ford (Senior Actuarial Associate) & Craig Lynch (Actuarial Associate)  – APR LLP 18.05
Higher/Advanced Prizes Caitlin Stronach, Pricing Actuary, Protection – Royal London 18.15
BREAK   18.30
Day in the life of an actuary Jennifer Pearson,  Risk Modelling Services, Senior Associate  - PWC 18.50
Discovering your inner actuary Royd Sheikh - M&G Prudential 19.00
Panel Discussion - What employers look for Representatives from KPMG, M&G, Prudential, APR LLP, and Aon) 19.10
What do I want to be when I grow up? Aideen Grant, KPMG 19.25
Challenges and Opportunities in the Actuarial Profession Alan Watson & Alana Corbett, Aon 19.35
Closing remarks IFoA representative 17.45
Networking   17.50



Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

Nearest Public Transport

Curriehill Station