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The Big Day

The careers fair was very successful, with the biggest turn out ever for students and companies. Read more about the careers fair at the GAAPS Blog.

After careers fair we went to Melrose Arch to stay at the Protea Fire and Ice hotel. Melrose Arch is a vibrant area of bars, piazzas, shopping and hotels.  The hotel was built especially for the world cup visitors and is a boutique style, 5 star hotel.  We much preferred the area and hotel and the food was excellent.

Actuaries Wanted for South Africa

Breakfast meeting at 7:30am in the hotel – we met with a Senior Consultant who might be joining us to head up our operations in South Africa.

2:30 pm – Client visit.  Looking for a consultant with reinsurance experience, they have promised to send us a detailed job description ASAP.

4:00pm Another client visit. This time we picked up several vacancies for qualified actuaries and experienced PTQs.

Up, Off and Away

A perfect start to our trip began with a visit to the Seafood bar at Heathrow where we had smoked salmon accompanied by chilled champagne.  Then a 10 hour flight during the night, arriving in Jo-burg at 6.30am the next day.

Actuaries: We Want Your News and Travel Stories

We are expanding the Travel GAAPS blog to include YOU. If you would like the world to know about your non-actuarial news then let us know.

Are you performing in a show?
Are you competing in a sports competition?
Have you traveled to any actuarial events or conferences?

If you are an actuary and you have any news that you would like us to post on the Travel GAAPS blog then please contact hkaye@gaaps.com.

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GAAPS Not Grounded

Sophie had been visiting us at GAAPS HQ in London when the volcanic travel ban struck and she was unable to fly home to France as planned.

At 11pm on Thursday night Sima managed to book her a Eurostar ticket for Saturday morning, tickets for the next leg of the journey back to Marseilles were further complicated by a train strike in France!

Sophie eventually arrived home at midnight after a long and stressful journey and she is now pleased to be able to get stuck back into filling vacancies.

Jane Weiss is still trapped in South Africa and we eagerly await her return.

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Easter Break, Escape with us!

Use the Easter break to start thinking where your actuarial passport can lead you tomorrow.

Need to perfect your tan in South Africa:
Extensive re-insurance experience, to join the non-life team of a major company.

Need the sweetness of a Belgian Chocolate, roles are waiting for you in Brussels:
You can either join the finance team or add your underwriting knowledge to the employee benefits team for two major clients.

Want to experience the Romantic clichés, Paris Plage is opening soon:
Risk management, non-life pricing, Solvency 2 will be your three course meal.

Just feel like a Celt, board the next flight to Ellan Vannin to work on the Life side:
We are looking for candidates with life assurance background and top problem solving skills.

Ready to learn Deutsche Sprache, schwere Sprache:
Would suit an actuary with strong VA pricing skills to provide non-traditional reinsurance solutions.

Feel the space of green landscape, Glasgow will model you:
Lead the development of the Prophet model for all European life and health business.

If you want to book your seat on one of those departing flights, look no further – contact us.

Our team in Europe and in the UK office will be your cabin crew for this journey!

Send us your boarding card CV now!

Travel Tribulations – Is it a plane? Is it a train? No, It’s Chaim!

Chaim went to visit a client in Paris. Following Eurostar trains breaking down yet again, he decided to revise his travel plans and fly, only to hear reports of a possible strike at Charles de Gaulle airport. Deciding to take his chances, he went to the airport and, thankfully, the plane took off as scheduled. Part 1 complete!

Having successfully left the UK there were only Parisian problems left to contend with. The traffic was so heavy that it would have taken over an hour and a half to get to the meeting; clearly an alternative form of transport was needed. By motorbike the journey took only 20 minutes – finally, a fast and efficient form of transport… but Chaim is not sure that he would repeat the experience!

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