Angela B is a Syndicate Actuary for Chaucer Insurance. She was good at maths and science at school and knew she wanted to work in that area, so she went to university to study actuarial maths and statistics. Her studies took her to Melbourne for a year on an exchange programme, and after graduating she spent a year working in Brussels. Now she is based in London and loves the work hard/play hard ethos of her team.
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The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionJobholders in this unit group apply theoretical principles and practical techniques to assess risk and formulate probabilistic outcomes in order to inform economic and business policy, and to analyse and interpret data used to assist in the formulation of financial, business and economic policies in order to maximise growth or improve business performance.
QualificationsEntry is most common with a relevant degree or equivalent qualification. Professional qualifications are available and mandatory for actuarial occupations.
- Assesses the objectives and requirements of the organisation seeking advice;
- Uses a variety of techniques and theoretical principles to establish probability and risk in respect of e.g. life insurance or pensions;
- Uses appropriate techniques and theoretical principles to determine an appropriate method of data collection and research methodology, analyse and interpret information gained and formulate recommendations on issues such as future trends, improved efficiency;
- Designs and manages surveys and uses statistical techniques in order to analyse and interpret the quantitative data collected;
- Provides economic or statistical advice to governments, commercial enterprises, organisations and other clients in light of research findings;
- Addresses seminars, conferences and the media to present results of research activity or to express professional views.