EMB interview

#1

Hi guys, I have an interview with EMB in Jan. could anyone who had it before share some questions or advice? Thanks very much!!!

#2

Have you had yoru interview? Not heard much about the firm - what’s it like?

#3

hey ritaliu i have an interview with EMB as well…have you already had yours? wat kind of questions did they ask…how was it? thanks

#4

ritaliu,

I had an interview with EMB for a Summer Internship. EMB’s recruitment process is quite different to other actuarial firms. The interview is very much based on getting to you as a person. The interviewer will base questions on your CV, and at different parts of the CV will ask you to elaborate on what you’ve written. From what I can remember, I don’t recall being asked many competency-based questions. As I say, their style of interviewing is slightly different and focuses on getting to know you better.

I don’t know if it remains the case, but the interviewer will ask you a couple of brainteasers.

Good luck

#5

qwert; oh dats strange and good in a way i supose:) lol…so did u get the job in the end or u havent heard from them yet?

#6

In October I had a first round interview with EMB for their Summer Internship at there Epsom office. I sadly did not get through to the next stage but I can tell you what happened with my first interview.

• Because they only had my CV and covering letter, they just asked me a few competency based questions on previous events in my life. They then asked me why I wanted to work for EMB, why I wanted to be an actuary and why I wanted to get a place on the Summer Internship. The only tough question I got was a brainteaser about a Camel carrying goods, I do think they like to use these brainteasers but I think they change very time. This was very hard and unexpected and they asked me why I was doing every step and what my thinking was.

• Overall my feedback from them was that I did not go into enough detail about what I had done in my life and that other applicants had shown greater aptitude with the brainteaser