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Actuarial apprenticeships

If you love using maths and data to solve complex problems and want to earn while you learn, an Actuarial apprenticeship could be the right path for you

Actuarial Technician apprenticeship

The Actuarial Technician (Level 4) apprenticeship is an entry-level role into the financial sector. You will work as part of a team, supporting qualified actuaries using data to provide solutions for clients. You’ll also develop key business skills through a combination of work-based training and professional exams.

Apprenticeships normally last 2-3 years depending on your previous experience, how quickly you progress through the exams and the opportunities you have to practice your skills.

You can find out more about entry requirements, what you'll learn and how the Level 4 actuarial apprenticeship programme is structured in training provider BPP's Actuarial Technician apprenticeship web page

Finding an Actuarial Technician apprenticeship

The qualifications and other entry requirements employers look for will vary – we recommend that you contact employers directly to confirm exactly what they are looking for.

Competition for apprenticeships can be high so make sure you have the grades that companies have requested before applying. Relevant work experience and a strong application will help you stand out.


"I discovered actuarial apprenticeships on The Government Apprenticeship website and haven’t regretted following it up! I work in a great team on varied work and I’m constantly learning new skills. It’s exactly the kind of hands-on learning I find most stimulating."

Megan Robinson, Zurich Insurance Group


You can find information and contact details of companies offering actuarial apprenticeships in our Employer directory.

Job sites like Inside Careers and Actuarial Careers also advertise actuarial apprenticeships, as well as placements, internships and graduate trainee schemes.

You can also find out more about apprenticeships and search for apprenticeships near you on the apprenticeships website and the UCAS website

Actuarial Higher Apprenticeships

The Higher Level Apprenticeship (Level 7) will give you formal training alongside your studies for our exams.

Apprenticeships are offered to both graduates and non-graduates and vary in length depending on whether you are eligible for any exemptions based on your previous qualifications. The apprenticeship will typically last for 3.5 years if you don’t have any IFoA exam exemptions, but will reduce by six months for every two subjects you have exemptions for.

By pursuing an apprenticeship you’ll gain formal training, fulfilling our Personal Professional Development (PPD) requirements while studying for your exams. 

You can find detailed information on Actuarial Higher Apprenticeship programme, including the programme structure, what you will learn and the support you will can expect on training provider BPP's Actuarial Apprenticeship web page.

Bethan Goddard, a Trainee Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, shares her experience of securing an actuarial internship and some helpful tips.

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  • Actuarial Innovation in the COVID-19 era

    This event is online. 
    26 April 2021 - 7 May 2021
    Spaces available

    Join us for this brand new IFoA webinar weries comprising of a fortnight of webinars, panel sessions and a hackathon, that showcase the range of ways in which the actuarial profession has added value, in the public interest, to the understanding and management of the current and future pandemics through insight and learning.

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    This event is also repeated on Tuesday 27 April, 09.00-10.30. Please click here to register your place if Tuesday is your preferred choice.

    Actuaries have a lot to offer biodiversity management over the next decade as the world develops more depth to its response to this global challenge. This sessional offers an opportunity to learn about this emergent risk, to contribute to our thinking as a profession and help us develop the next steps forward.

  • Europe Town Hall

    28 April 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual Europe Town Hall, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Alan Rae, Jennifer Hartley, Maribel Vasquez Flores and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.

  • Spaces available

    Sessional Meeting - Free to viewMis-estimation risk is a key element of demographic risk, and past work has focused on mis-estimation risk on a run-off basis.  However, this does not meet the requirements of regulatory regimes like Solvency II, which demands that capital requirements are set through the prism of a finite horizon like one year.  This paper presents a value-at-risk approach to mis-estimation risk suitable for Solvency II work

  • Finance & Investment Virtual Conference 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    10-12 May 2021
    Spaces available

    This year's Finance and Investment Virtual Conference takes on the timely theme of ‘resilience’, something we have all learnt a lot more about in the last year! Our diverse range of talks will explore the theme of resilience in a variety of ways including in building robust investment portfolios, in the incorporation of ESG factors, in govern

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    This talk will explore the potential benefits that wearable tech can bring to health & protection insurers and their customers. The traditional approach of integrating wearables into insurance has largely focused on measuring steps and using rewards-based incentive programs to encourage more activity.

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    Join us for this talk with Professor Sir Adrian Smith as part of the 'Dr Patrick Poon Presidential Speaker Series'. Professor Smith joined The Alan Turing Institute as Institute Director and Chief Executive in September 2018. In November 2020, he became President of the Royal Society, in addition to his leadership of the Turing. He is also a member of the government's AI Council, which helps boost AI growth in the UK and promote its adoption and ethical use in businesses and organisations across the country. He received a knighthood in the 2011 New Year Honours list.


  • Spaces available

    The General Insurance (GI) Spring Conference is a result of the General Insurance Lifelong Learning Committee (GILL) combining this year’s 'Current Issues in General Insurance' (CIGI) and 'Technical Issues in General Insurance' (TIGI) conferences into a virtual webinar series over 19 – 25 May that will be available to watch online globally.

  • CILA 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    19-21 May 2021
    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; on-going financial consequences of the COVID pandemic; or self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

  • Pensions Conference 2021

    Online webinar series
    16-22 June 2021
    Spaces available

    Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.

  • Spaces available

    Given our commitment to the safety of our members and employees, and as the easing of restrictions in respect of COVID-19 cannot be guaranteed at this point in time, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year.

    The Business of the AGM

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.