Qualifying as an actuary is a tough process, but if you enjoy solving problems using mathematics, logic and reasoning and have the drive to succeed, then it is the career for you.
On graduation, would-be actuaries join firms as student actuaries and spend around three to six years in on the job training and sitting the Actuarial Profession's exams. Employers will usually look for a 2:1 in a numerate discipline. However, graduates from any discipline can be accepted providing they have at least a B at A level mathematics, or equivalent.
It is an intellectually and financially rewarding career. Student actuaries can expect to earn between £25-35,000 a year and a newly qualified actuary will be looking at a salary of, on average, £45,000. With an actuarial qualification and the skills you will gain with the UK Profession, they can take you anywhere in the world.
For further information on the career as an actuary please see the Actuarial Profession's website - http://www.actuaries.org.uk/becoming-actuary/pages/becoming-actuary