Becoming an actuary

 

Certified Actuarial Analyst – what you need to know

The Certified Actuarial Analyst (CAA) is a new qualification that the IFoA is launching later this year in answer to employers needs for professionally qualified technical, analytical and actuarial support staff. 

 

Providing an internationally recognised technical qualification based on actuarial science, the CAA is open to everyone.You can find out more about the Certified Actuarial Analyst by visiting the web pagesincluding what is required to complete the CAA, details on the exam content and information on career paths and salary information.


Become an actuary

How much do actuaries earn? What do they do day to day? How can I meet the Profession and working actuaries? This section of the website will help you answer those questions and many more.


The career is very diverse, and the different routes to qualification whether in the UK or internationally, will allow you to explore the career path in a way that suits you.

 

Careers material 2013/2014

Find out more about becoming an actuary through our brand new IFoA guide to Becoming an Actuary. The brochure covers topics such as;

 

  • What is the IFoA all about?
  • Recruitment advice
  • What is it - key terms explained
  • Case studies
  • International information
  • Hot topics - pensions, climate change and investment banking
  • The qualificaiton

 

We also have our annual Directory of Actuarial Employers which will give you information on gaining placements, work experience, internships and trainee graduate schemes with actuarial employers.

Career presentations

This autumn term, the IFoA has participated in and run a number of different presentations.

 

By using this link and the ones below, you will be able to view different presentations on the following topics.

International Actuarial Careers Network

The IACN is an global network of students who belong to an online community hosted on the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries website.  

 

Students are able to join together to discuss industry topics, network with students and employers and find out firsthand what employers and the industry want from them. It is an opportunity to join like minded people to raise your profile within the Actuarial Profession and amongst employers to help you gain relevant industry knowledge and help you in your job search.

 

If this sounds like something that would interest you - come and find out more.

Have you got a question?

Contact the team or one of our many Career Ambassadors for more information on the working life of an actuary.