Whether you are a teacher, careers advisor or parent, we have a range of resources available that can help you support students considering a career in actuarial science.
Our introductory guide to the actuarial profession clearly sets out the paths to becoming an actuary, the exams students need to take and the skills and qualifications employers look for in trainees and graduates.
Our Employer Directory provides detailed information about work experience and internship opportunities and trainee and graduate roles with leading employers of actuaries. The Directory provides advice on how to secure an actuarial role, case studies from a diverse range of professionals, plus information about the different areas of actuarial work.
We run and participate in events that enable young people to meet and network with employers and gain a greater understanding of the actuarial profession. This includes networking events with employers, panel discussions, careers fairs and events to support diversity and inclusion.
Our award winning annual event, Count Me In celebrates the diversity within the profession and encourages bright young maths students from historically unrepresented backgrounds to become actuaries.
In these uncertain times, we are not currently hosting in-person events. However, we will continue to host digital events to help young people reach employers and make their first steps towards becoming an actuary.
We also support schools and universities through our Career Ambassador programme. Careers ambassadors work for a number of different actuarial employers and can volunteer their time to take part in school and university events as speakers or panel members. As much as possible, we match schools and universities with career ambassadors in that region, so that students gain valuable insight into the actuarial profession from someone who they can relate to.
If you would like us to organise a speaker or event for your or your child’s school or college or want to find out more how we can support you to support students in their first steps on the path to a rewarding actuarial career contact us.
Our Career Tips playlist on YouTube answers common questions about becoming an actuary. If you would like to find out more about the future of the profession and the exciting opportunities that are opening up visit our Actuary Hot Topics playlist.
We have created specialist blogs to help those who are supporting students interested in a career in actuarial science.
We explain how the actuarial career compares to other career paths, how you can support your child through virtual interviews, the difference education options for actuaries and the extracurricular activities that can help aspiring actuaries secure their first role - and can still been done through social distancing.
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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.
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Louise Pryor, IFoA President, will chair this free-to-view session, in which Alex Darsley, TPR, Actuarial Regulatory Policy, will be discussing the regulator’s Climate Change Guidance Consultation, which is seeking views on new guidance designed to help trustees meet tougher standards of governance in relation to climate change ri
This session will examine the megatrends and themes driving the Future of Work across the Financial Services industry, and how Covid-19 has accelerated new future work priorities with a particular focus on hybrid work and leadership mindset and capabilities.
Internal audit is often the Cinderella of the audit world. It’s a regulatory requirement for insurance companies to have an internal audit function, so why not make it as useful as possible? This session will look at how to link an internal audit plan to the risk register, and how that helps audit committees and boards to spot problems and fix them.
Climate change is one of the greatest risks facing our world today. Addressing it will require multi-faceted solutions. Through this panel session, we will explore the different levers that can be used to meet net-zero targets including climate science and data, government engagement, and mobilising green finance.