Careers 17/18

The aim of our Society is to enhance students’ knowledge about the industry, work opportunities available, requirements and application process in different companies as well as the most important skills that employers are looking for. Also our talks will include ways for you to maximise your skills in order to increase your chances for your dream career.

Our speakers this year will include students with relevant work experience, lecturers and professionals from different companies and institutions. By attending the events you can get in touch with people who have an in-depth exposure in the actuarial industry and ask them any questions you have. You can sign up for the different talks and events below and you can always get in touch with me for any further questions.

Job/Internship help



EY Presents: The Future of Work

EY are holding their annual networking event for Edinburgh universities at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh.

It’s a great opportunity for anyone interested in EY to hear more about what they do, discover the future skills needed in the workforce, mingle with EY staff from new Graduates to Partners as well as enjoy some wine, beer and canapés for a few hours!

It's great to go to events like these to get some exposure to the industry. There will be intern and graduate positions available for next year, not just in the Actuarial Department but also a variety of other consultancy roles within Financial Services which might be of interest to SAS members.

There are only 120 spaces so register now to secure your place!

Register for this event



Alan Smith's Interview Tips

The session delivered by our career adviser Alan Smith will cover: what to expect from a graduate/internship job interview; techniques for answering different types of questions, plus lots more hints and tips for success in application process.

Ideal for everybody aiming to apply in different job opportunities across the industry.

Sign up to the event below! 

Organiser(s): George Papachristoforou



Careers Talk from the Institute of Mathematics and it's Applications

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is the professional and learned society for qualified and practising mathematicians and exists to support the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and to promote and enhance mathematical culture in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for the public good.

Founded in 1964, the Institute now has over 5000 members. 10% of members live outside the United Kingdom. 40% of members are employed in education (schools through to universities), and the other 60% work in commercial and governmental organisations. In 1990 the Institute was incorporated by Royal Charter and was subsequently granted the right to award Chartered Mathematician status.

This talk features:

  • General careers’ information starting from a mathematical sciences degree.

  • Emphasis on how to present yourself to employers at CV and interview stage.

  • About the IMA and how membership of a professional body supports your applications and subsequent career development.

Speaker: Erica Tyson, University Liason Officer for the IMA


Organiser: George Papachristoforou



Internship talk & PwC Flying Start
DB114, Heriot-Watt

Are you a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student of Actuarial Science or any other relevant degree?

Are you interested in work opportunities available to you at the moment?

Do you need extra information on application process, deadlines and entry requirements?

If you were ready to reply YES to any of these questions then the first career event of Students Actuarial Society (SAS) is ideal for you!

4th year students with relevant experience from different companies will reply to all your questions!

Lunch will be provided.


Una Liu | Barnett Waddingham
Amanda Ng | Great Eastern Life
Andrew Keron | Punter Southall
Shona Goh-Stuart | MDDUS
Connor Brown | Hymans Robertson
Jamie Kirk | PwC
Stephen Anderson | Liberty Mutual Insurance


Powerpoint (~254kb)


Organiser(s): George Papachristoforou