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Careers advice

A career as an actuary offers a wide range of opportunities and gives you the chance to apply your mathematical and statistical skills to real life challenges

Deciding on a career path is incredibly exciting, but a little daunting too.  Actuarial work is especially suited to those who enjoy solving problems by analysis, mathematics and logical reasoning.  For a successful career, however, the development of communication and management skills is also important.

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has Career Ambassadors based all over the world who are especially chosen to offer advice to anyone considering an actuarial career 

The role of a Career Ambassador is to promote the IFoA by offering informal careers advice to those interested in becoming an actuary. Our Career Ambassadors are at many different stages in their actuarial qualification, work for many different employers in a variety of different roles and are based all over the world.  This means that we have a wealth of experience to call on, which allows for a varied insight into a dynamic and ever-changing career and profession.

If you would like to speak to a Career Ambassador, contact the Careers team who will be able to put you in touch with an appropriate ambassador.

Career fairs and presentations

In addition to offering advice to individuals by telephone and email, Career Ambassadors also promote the profession through:

  • presentations at schools, colleges and universities
  • attendance and presentations at career fairs
  • providing articles and case studies to be printed in publications and online.

If you would like a Career Ambassador to visit your school, college or university, please contact the Careers team.

The IFoA can also supply stands, posters, brochures and leaflets for any careers events you have in your school, college or university.  If you are interested in these resources, please contact the Careers team.

Contact Details

If you would like to speak to a Career Ambassador, would like to enquire about becoming a Career Ambassador, or would like help with finding speakers to attend a careers event, please contact the Careers team.

We aim to respond to all enquiries within five working days.