Actuarial, Pensions & Insurance

Actuarial, Pensions & Insurance

Factors to consider when thinking about a career in Actuarial Work, Pensions and Insurance include:

  • actuaries need to be strong mathematicians, alongside a range of other skills.
  • most employers recruit numerate graduates – those with degrees in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, economics, business degrees, engineering, physics and chemistry.
  • graduates from any discipline are welcome, provided the minimum entrance requirements have been met.
  • actuaries analyse past and present data to solve real business problems.
  • innovative thinkers and problem solvers are much in demand, in order to help companies manage their risk.
  • opportunities exist in the fields of consultancy, investment, insurance and pensions.

Each section below gives you links to information on specific career areas – work activities, related professional bodies, employers/job search and other relevant information.

Related links

Getting started

Professional bodies

Employers and vacancy sources