Would you like to help young inner-city school pupils to develop essential skills that are invaluable in the working world and transfer your knowledge of the actuarial profession?
One of the aims of the charity subcommittee of SIAS is to support school pupils by increasing awareness of the actuarial profession, while aiding their development and progression into the world of work. Previously, we have taken a hands-off approach to achieving this aim by sponsoring academic research. Now we are adopting a more direct approach by partnering with The Brokerage Citylink to provide 'introduction to being an actuary' sessions to sixth form students from inner-city London schools.
The Brokerage Citylink is an independent charity providing young people in London with a pathway of opportunities into employment. Their vision is that all young Londoners, regardless of background, will have the skills, understanding and confidence to make the most of the career opportunities in the City. By working together we can support their aims while helping to promote the actuarial profession and the benefits that a career as an actuary can present.
We will be running half-day workshops at Staple Inn in 2014, which will involve presenting to the students on actuarial experiences, followed by a business game that gives the students a taste of the day-to-day challenges faced by actuaries. The previous workshop was a huge success receiving positive feedback from the 22 young mathematicians attending, from eight different schools.
This is an excellent opportunity for actuaries to volunteer and hone their presentation skills while at the same time giving something back to the community.
If you are interested in helping out at one of the upcoming workshops, please email Mark and Katie at [email protected]