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Benefits to employers

Many employers positively encourage the actuaries in their organisation to volunteer for the profession

The experience of volunteering for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) can provide tangible benefits in terms of building networks and developing skills. It can offer the opportunity to gain hands on learning which some members say can be more beneficial than a conventional training course.

Volunteering can:

  • stretch and develop both personal and professional skills
  • offer members the chance to work alongside industry experts
  • raise the profile of individual volunteers and their organisation
  • provide the opportunity to gain a wider perspective
  • give access to experience outside their own specialist area
  • offer opportunities to test and share ideas
  • open up opportunities to be involved in cutting edge change and thought leadership.

Please encourage your colleagues to sign up to the RSS feed on the volunteer vacancies page.

Listen to a senior volunteer from Standard Life give his views where he says:

There are a lot of benefits for an employer ....  I've been on many training courses at work, but what I've benefitted from most is what  I've learned from my volunteering activities for the profession.


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If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact the Engagement team

The Engagement team will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

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    26 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
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    We have made it through 2020 but the COVID-19 crisis continues to have a significant impact on individuals, societies, businesses and the wider economy across the globe. Navigating the world post COVID-19 in an uncertain and highly unstable time brings along many uncertainties, challenges and exciting opportunities. Hence the theme of this year’s IFoA Asia Conference Webinar Series is “Risk. Adapt. Thrive.”

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    In April 2021, the CMI Income Protection Committee published Working Paper 149, which detailed the changes to analysis methodology for the Income Protection Investigation and the impact of past data issues. This webinar will provide an overview of the changes in the analysis approach and discuss the adjustments to the IP11 claim inceptions graduations.

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