Careers advice

A career as an actuary offers a wide range of opportunities and gives you the chance to apply your mathematical and statistical skills to real life challenges Deciding on a career path is incredibly exciting, but a little daunting too. Actuarial work is especially suited to those who enjoy solving problems by analysis, mathematics and logical reasoning. For a successful career, however, the development of communication and management skills is also important.

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has Career Ambassadors based all over the world who are especially chosen to offer advice to anyone considering an actuarial career 

The role of a Career Ambassador is to promote the IFoA by offering informal careers advice to those interested in becoming an actuary. Our Career Ambassadors are at many different stages in their actuarial qualification, from new graduates to senior actuaries, and work for many different employers in a variety of different roles.  This means that we have a wealth of experience to call on, which allows for a varied insight into a dynamic and ever changing career and profession.

If you would like to speak to a Careers Ambassador, contact We will be able to put you in touch with an appropriate ambassador.

Career fairs and presentations       

In addition to offering advice to individuals by telephone and email, Career Ambassadors also promote the profession through:

  • presentations at schools and universities
  • attendance and presentations at career fairs
  • writing career case studies for print publication and online platforms.

Other careers resources

If you are considering a career as an actuary, you might also be interested in:

If you are running a careers event at your school or university, we can supply pull-up careers stands, posters and leaflets.  If you are interested in these resources, please contact IFoA Beijing Office with details of the event (name of school/university/careers fair), address, date, and time.

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