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IMA maths careers resources

Six mathematical career case studies from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

* Robyn Smith Operational Research

* Ruth Amos Inventor, business owner and trustee

* Zoe Kelson Mathematician and Business Development Manager

* Claire Burke Climate change attribution scientist...

Financial Consultant

Ian is an independent financial advisor for Valiant, he discusses his role in this video. Ian spent time in both France and Germany as a teenager and had a variety of jobs having completed a degree before becoming an independent financial advisor. Ian explains that a key part of being successful is having good...

Fund accounting manager

Magna is a manager in the fund accounting at Fidelity, she discusses her role in this video. Magna, raised in Zimbabwe, is responsible for a variety of back office duties associated with fund accounting. After completing A levels, Magna worked in a tax office as she could not afford to go to university, but...

Group financial controller

Nick is the group financial controller for The Paper Company, he discusses his role in this video. Nick manages a group of management accountants and is responsible for putting together the profit and loss balance sheets for all the different divisions of the company. At school Nick enjoyed maths and began work as...

Management Accountant

Matthew is a financial analyst for IBM, he discusses his role in this video. Matthew performs analysis on the cost and the revenue in the account on a month by month basis. After leaving boarding school, Matthew studied French and Spanish at university then gained a job in recruitment before moving into finance....

Aerodynamicist

Steve analyses the flow of air over racing cars.  He studied aero-mechanical engineering at university and following a two week summer placement, at Lola cars, he was offered a position in the company.

The video can be a useful resource for teachers to help bring the career...

Risk manager

Martyn is a risk manager for Chaucer Insurance, he discusses his role in this video. Martyn advises how the business may progress analysing any risks there may be along the way. He is a keen sportsman and dreamt of becoming a footballer before studying risk management at university. 

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Accounts assistant

Naomi is an accounts assistant in Ulster Carpet Mills, she discusses her role in this video. Naomi assists a number of colleagues with a variety of administrative duties. She aspired to become a qualified accountant and is studying to achieve this aspiration. Growing up on a farm developed a good work ethic and...

Stimulating Physics - careers and enterprise

The Institute of Physics worked with the  Career Development Organisation to produce activities aimed at improving students' attitude towards physics, and awareness of career routes.

The project developed two packs for use in schools with the help of the...

Assistant management

Ian is an assistant management accountant at Addenbrookes hospital, he discusses his role in this video. Ian decided against going to university and started work aged 18 in the accountancy department at the hospital where he has been supported in his studies and is still working towards becoming a qualified...

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