Actuarial overview

As an actuary, you’ll work with uncertainty. 

Using complex financial and statistical theories to calculate the likelihood of events – anything from a natural disaster to a wholesale IT system failure – you’ll work out what that means financially for clients. It's highly technical work and it’s made all the more challenging by the fact that you’ll have to present your complex findings in simple, easy to understand ways.

You can choose from one of two business areas: Human Resource Consulting (HRC) where you’ll focus on either pensions or reward consultancy; or Actuarial & Insurance Management Solutions (AIMS) where you’ll advise life insurance and general insurance companies, and apply actuarial techniques to issues in areas outside of insurance such as banking, healthcare, the public sector and corporate companies in the non-financial sector. 

Whichever you choose you'll help clients minimise risk by carrying out complex calculations and modelling. At the same time, you’ll study to become a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. And if you’re looking for financial support for your studies plus expert tutoring, you’ve got it. While on average it takes six years to become a fully qualified actuary, with us you’re likely to qualify in less than four.