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Careers in Mathematics

A good degree in Mathematics opens the door on a wide variety of careers. Our recent graduates work across a diverse range of industries (defence, energy, finance, academia, the education sector) and a sample of their careers are illustrated via the profiles and links below. Click on our graduates' names or pictures to read about their experiences and advice.


Kayleigh Anderson

Degree: BSc (Hons.) Mathematics
Graduation: 2015
Employer: Aegon
Job title: Actuarial Trainee

Find out how Kayleigh got a position as a trainee actuary, and her advice for the job hunt.

Jonathan Weightman

Degree: BSc (Hons.) Mathematics
Graduation: 2013
Employer: GL Noble Denton
Job title: Graduate Engineer in Safety and Risk

Follow Jonathan's career trajectory from a mathematics degree to the energy sector.


Lauren East

Degree: BSc (Hons.) Mathematics
Graduation: 2012
Employer: BAE Systems
Job title: Project Manager

Read about Lauren's experiences at Dundee, her job at BAE systems and her advice to current students on how to make the most of the resources available at the University of Dundee.

Rachelle Binny

Degree: BSc (Hons.) Mathematical Biology
Graduation: 2012
Employer: University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Job title: PhD student

Find out about Rachelle's experiences in Dundee and how they led her to Canterbury, New Zealand.


Siobhan Mudie

Degree: BSc (Hons.) Mathematics
Graduation: 2011
Employer: Prudential
Job title: Trainee Actuary

Siobhan describes how her mathematics degree allowed her to pursue a career in financial modelling.

Adrian Carnegie

Degree: BSc (Hons.) Mathematics
Graduation: 2010
Employer: SgurrEnergy
Job title: Renewable Energy Consultant

Find out how Adrian got a job in the renewable energy sector.


Ian Brown

Degree: BSc (Hons.) Mathematics
Graduation: 2009
Employer: Liaison Financial Services
Job title: Senior VAT Consultant
Watch Ian describe his time as a Maths student at Dundee and how it helped him become a tax consultant.

Duncan Clarke

Degree: BSc (Hons.) Mathematics and Financial Economics
Graduation: 2009
Employer: Jardine Lloyd Thompson Benefits Solutions
Job title: Actuarial Analyst

Read Duncan's advice for students considering a career as an actuary.


For extensive further information on careers in Mathematics see the Institute of Mathematics.