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Careers Support for Actuarial Employers

The IFoA Careers Team can support you with raising awareness of actuarial careers, exploring actuarial apprenticeship opportunities and promoting graduate recruitment

Working together

We work in partnership with employers of actuaries to promote the actuarial profession to outstanding maths students from a diverse range of backgrounds, reaching students across the globe through a range of channels and events, regularly publishing engaging digital and print content, and building networks with schools, universities, teachers and careers advisers.

We have a range of resources available to help you reach students and support your current actuarial trainees.

Promoting actuarial careers and opportunities with your organisation

Would you like to reach talented students in schools and universities? We are have a range of options to help employers reach young people interested in the actuarial profession and we continue to explore innovative digital and in person opportunities to reach talented diverse students

Our Employer Directory, provides a platform for leading actuarial employers worldwide to promote work placements, internships, trainee and graduate roles to top maths students. Our Employer Directory is popular with students with over 6,000  downloads. 

Discover more facts about our actuarial Employer Directory.

We also have opportunities to reach students through careers blogs, emails and events, including our award winning Count Me In event.

Our flagship Count Me In event celebrates the diversity within the actuarial professional and inspires students, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds, to become actuaries.

Career Ambassadors

Our Career Ambassadors play a central role in promoting actuarial careers, apprenticeships and graduate opportunities. Our Careers Ambassadors demonstrate the diversity within the profession, sharing their career journeys and experiences and providing valuable insight into the first steps to becoming an actuary. They also raise the profile of their employers amongst young people considering their career opportunities and can spot talented students that may one day become a valued member of your team.

We support IFoA Career Ambassadors to engage with schools, universities and their local community through a talks, events and careers promotion materials.  They also have the opportunity to reach a diverse range of students and promote careers at your organisation through a number of different digital activities, including;  case studies, blogs and much more. 

If you would like to find out more about our Career Ambassador programme or how you or members of your team can get involved contact us.

Global employers

We are a growing global community, with over 65% of our student members based outside of the UK. Speak with our Markets Development team to find out more about the partnership and promotional opportunities available in your region. We are also looking for international employers to feature in our regional careers promotional materials, events, case studies and careers update newsletter.

Contact us to find out how you can get involved.

Actuarial apprenticeships

You can find out more about support, standards and training providers for actuarial apprenticeships on our Apprenticeship employers web page.

If you are thinking of setting up an actuarial apprenticeship scheme we can put you in touch with employers who are already running an apprenticeship scheme currently in order to understand the scheme better in relation to your company. Contact us to find out more

If you currently provide actuarial apprenticeships we can promote your organisation and apprenticeship scheme through case studies, blogs and career events throughout the year.

Contact our Careers team to find out more.

IFoA exam support for employers

You can find out more about how to support students at your organisation as they progress through IFoA examinations, the benefits of becoming one of our Student Employer Contacts and the ways in which we support and engage with employers of IFoA students on our Information for employers web page

Get involved

If there are particular fields, domains or career paths you would like to us to help you promote or if you would like to find out more about working in partnership with our team, contact our Careers team, who will be happy to help..

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.

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Events calendar

  • 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.

  • Spaces available

    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

  • Spaces available

    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.

  • Spaces available

    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.