Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Actuarial work, pensions and insurance

The financial services sector offers a wide range of graduate career opportunities, which are open to graduates from a variety of degree backgrounds. 

Your next steps

If you have questions about your plans, talk to a member of our team.


Websites and key publications

Click on each career below for links to publications and websites that provide further information on each career area.


  • The Actuary - magazine that provides news about the industry, a dedicated page for graduates entering the profession, and job vacancies
  • The Faculty and Institute of Actuaries (IFoA) - information on the role of an actuary, finding a job and work experience, a downloadable brochure about the profession and a directory of actuarial employers
  • Inside Careers - career information and the latest graduate vacancies in the actuarial profession. Copies of the Actuaries booklet are available from our office while stocks last
  • Prospects - for a professional insight into careers in this industry
  • Student Times - a comprehensive guide to actuarial courses and careers
  • TARGETjobs - graduate career information and vacancies





Risk management


Resources covering all of the careers above

  • Directions - provides job profiles, case studies and top tips for finding a job in the sector
  • eFinancialCareers - provides industry news, advice and job listings 
  • TARGETjobs - graduate career information and vacancies. You can also download the TARGETjobs: City & Financebooklet - print copies are available from our office while stocks last

Careers and Employability Service

The University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
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