My degree in Mathematics opened my eyes to just how many different career paths were available to me.
An actuarial career is an obvious choice for a mathematician: it is a highly respected profession and offers an attractive salary and a good work-life balance.
I applied to APR having finished a Masters in Physics.
The first time I considered a career as an actuary was when I took an actuarial science module as part of my degree and discovered that I really enjoyed the application of mathematics and statistical ideas to tangible, real-world applications.
I joined Deloitte’s Finance Consulting graduate programme after finishing my Accounting and Finance (BSc) degree at the University of Warwick.
Through studying Actuarial Mathematics at The University of Leeds I gained a great insight into what the work of an actuary might include.
Punter Southall offered me a great chance to do a summer internship before my final year at university.
My undergraduate studies were driven by curiosity towards data sciences from statistics and mathematics to computing science and economics.
Capita, being an outsourcer, presented me with an opportunity to work with a number of clients.
Why did you choose FIS?
When it came to applying for a graduate role, the standard choice appeared to be between working at either an insurance company or a consultancy.
Leah Evans is a Principal in Mercer’s Financial Strategy Group and specialises in pension risk management.
I decided to apply for an internship as an actuary after visiting a careers fair and enjoying talking to the representative from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
I joined Royal London’s actuarial department in Wilmslow in September 2009 straight after graduating from university.
As with many people, I had not come across the word ‘actuary’ until I reached university.
At the age of 17 I first heard about the actuarial profession when my brother brought home some information from his school careers fair.
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