Helping you find a career in the actuarial industry
Actuarial science involves assessing risk, often in a financial setting, using mathematics and statistics. The sector is responsible for measuring the probability of future events, and what the financial impact of these events might be on a business or on its clients.
Many actuaries work in the insurance sector, although there are opportunities in other sectors too. Actuaries in the UK are accredited and regulated by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).
Day-to-day tasks for an actuary might include building statistical models to predict risk in areas like insurance or pensions.
The work actuaries do is essential across a number of industries, including financial services and healthcare.
Not all of those working in actuarial are actuaries. As a Certified Actuarial Analyst (CAA), you could work in areas like data analysis, pricing, or financial modelling.