I want to work in...Actuarial Work

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Actuaries are problem solvers and strategic thinkers, who use their mathematical skills to help measure the probability and risk of future events. They use these skills to predict the financial impact of these events on a business and their clients. Business and government increasingly depend on the skills of actuaries and analysts to help them model and plan for the future.

Sector overview

Accountancy, Banking & Finance (Prospects)


Typical job profiles

 Actuary (Prospects)

Actuarial Analyst (Prospects)


Useful online resources

Becoming an Actuary Information from The Actuarial Profession

Route to becoming an Actuary including a Directory of actuarial employers (UK & Ireland)

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Find an Actuary 

Inside Careers: Actuaries Careers information and graduate jobs

TARGETjobs Areas of work: Actuarial 

Actuarial Careers: Explore career options in finance, insurance and consultancy

All About Careers: A day in the life of a Trainee Actuarial Consultant

PWC: Working in Actuarial as a Graduate

Targetjobs:  How to get hired as a graduate actuary

The Actuary magazine

Government Actuary's Department is an independent actuarial consultancy working within government and recruits to a Trainee Actuary Programme 

Society for Industrial and Applied Maths: Thinking of a Career in Applied Mathematics (download brochure)


Job sites and specialist recruiters

First Actuarial

Actuary Jobs

The Actuary Jobs

Government Actuary's Department (GAD) - is an independent actuarial consultancy working within government. 

Inside Careers: Actuaries

Actuarial Post Jobs

First Actuarial

IFoA Directory of Actuarial Firms

Recruitment agencies


Professional bodies

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

The Actuarial Profession Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland and Institute of Actuaries in England and Wales

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)

The Association of Consulting Actuaries

To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.