A career in Actuarial
Sylvia shares what it's like working in Actuarial Services
As an actuary, you’ll work with uncertainty. We're the UK's largest Actuarial practice, with jobs in six locations across the country.
You might be calculating the impact of changing demographics or legislation on pension schemes; the effects that changes in financial markets have on different organisations; or how likely a business is to be hit by an earthquake. You’ll learn how to use complex financial and statistical theories to weigh up the risks and estimate the odds of what might happen. Just as important, you’ll develop a flair for presenting your findings in simple, easy-to-understand language. What’s more, early client exposure will broaden your experience. There are two business areas you can choose from – both among the leading actuarial practices in the UK.
PwC is one of the best employers for university graduates. It provides a comprehensive training programme and friendly working environment, so joining PwC as a graduate would make a great start of my career.
I joined the Actuarial Services practice at PwC in 2012 with a first class degree in Mathematics with Economics from University College London. I joined the actuarial profession having known for a number of years that this was the career path I wanted to pursue.
I first came across the PwC Actuarial Services team whilst studying mathematics at University. I’d really enjoyed my studies and I was looking for a career where I could apply what I’d learnt in real life situations, and I was also keen to explore wider aspects of business.