An Actuary is an essential component of an insurance company. An Actuary calculates the probability of future risk using mathematics and statistics to study past events. Unlike an Underwriter, the Actuary isn’t determining the potential cost of a customer’s policy based on their risk factors, but providing the Underwriter with the data to determine the potential cost to the insurer. Several Universities in Ireland offer Actuarial Degree courses; however, you do not necessarily have to complete an Actuarial Degree to become an Actuary. Most employers will look at a broad range of numerical based qualifications including Maths, Statistics, Engineering, Physics. A Trainee Actuary will also have to sit professional exams which can take between 3 – 6 years to complete, however most employers will provide support for this.
An Actuarial career is both distinguished and rewarding, with salaries reaching beyond €200,000 for an experienced Senior Actuary. A Trainee or Part Qualified Actuary can look for a salary between €30,000 - €50,000 with the potential to increase quickly as they gain more experience.
Ireland is an island situated to the north-west of continental Europe and is renowned throughout the world for its culture, heritage and landscape. With bustling cities and historic towns this cosmopolitan island has much to offer. And with a maximum length of 486km and a width of 280 km, it’s relatively easy to explore the whole country.
Ireland is European headquarters to over 1,000 U.S. companies including the top 10 U.S. Internet companies, which include Google, Twitter, Facebook and others.
In recent years Dublin has been found to be the best city to live in in Europe and the second best in the world for Americans to live in