Opportunities within the Department

Our Department offers numerous ways in which you can increase your employability.

    Links with local businesses

    Barnett Waddingham LLP is the UK’s largest independent provider of actuarial, administration and consultancy services. The firm comprises of over 750 staff including 64 partners and 131 actuaries. The firm was founded in 1989 and the business has grown predominantly through referrals from its clients and professional contacts.

    Our Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (IFAM) & Barnett Waddingham LLP have been offering unpaid work placements for the last 5 years. 

    The Work Placement usually takes place in June and placements are with the Pensions team in the Liverpool Office. It is available for a maximum of 3 student (2nd / 3rd year undergraduate, MSc students and/ or PhD students) from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool. 


    Career Studio

    The Career Studio is situated in the Alsop Building (next door to the Mathematical Sciences Building). Here, you can gain advice covering a range of topics including CV and application advice, and support with finding internship opportunities.

    Summer Research Internships

    MATH391 is a credit-bearing module in which students complete a summer research internship between Year 2 and Year 3. The work entails research on mathematics over a six-week period, leading up to a final team presentation of your evidence to a professional audience. Students work under the supervision of a member of academic staff and a PhD student.

    These internships provide you with the unique opportunity to:

    1. Develop meaningful work experience
    2. Practice the skills that employers demand in a real-life setting
    3. Build transferable skills ideal for use in a graduate application including team working, communication skills, problem solving, and creativity.

    MATH390 Professional Projects and Employability is a 15-credit, semester one Year 3 module in which students work in groups on authentic mathematical projects set by employers. The module provides students with valuable opportunities to develop their employability skills through tackling rich mathematical investigations. Students communicate their results in a variety of methods including client reports and group presentations.

    This module is a great opportunity to work with mathematics in a real-world context and to develop employability skills. The module could also provide students with specific experiences to draw on for competency-based graduate scheme interview questions.