SAI Transition Year Work Experience Program Webinar aimed at senior cycle secondary school students

Off the back of the very successful Society of Actuaries (SAI) TY Work Experience Program, the SAI's Diversity, Equity, Accessibility & Inclusion (DEAI) Committee organised a Webinar "What does an actuary do?” for Senior Cycle students (Transition Year to Leaving Cert) with the aim of introducing the actuarial profession to students from a wide range of backgrounds.

The webinar was held via Zoom and included:

  • Presentations from actuaries at various stages in their career
  • A panel discussion with actuaries who have just entered the workforce
  • Practical examples of the types of work actuaries do
  • Lots of opportunities for audience engagement and participation


For Students / Schools

If you have an aptitude for Maths and are interested in a rewarding career in business with Maths at its core, have ambitions to succeed in a profession that is full of diversity and impact, or you are just curious to understand more about the role of an actuary, then future versions of this webinar are for you!

During the webinar you will gain genuine insight into the breadth of opportunity offered by the actuarial profession and meet lots of people who work as actuaries within the insurance industry. You will have an opportunity to vote on what questions to ask our panellists and will be able to participate in other activities.

At the end of the webinar, you should have lots more knowledge about the role of an actuary, to help you make informed choices about your future studies and career!

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We would like to thank the sponsors of this pilot program:

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Aon is a global professional services firm offering Commercial Risk Solutions, Health Solutions, Wealth Solutions and Human Capital Solutions in Ireland. Through advanced analytics and expert insights, we help businesses to be better informed so that they can make better business decisions. From navigating new forms of volatility, to building a resilient workforce and rethinking access to capital, our team of 750 colleagues in Ireland are committed to helping organisations to not only protect their business, but to grow and thrive.

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Irish Life

Irish Life is one of Ireland’s leading financial services groups, now taking care of over 1.4 million customers. We help people to confidently prepare for and embrace life’s changes with our wide range of health, life, pension and investment solutions. We are part of the Great-West Lifeco group of companies, one of the world’s leading life assurance organisations. Great-West Lifeco and its subsidiaries have CAD$2.3 trillion in consolidated assets under administration and are members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies. Irish Life delivers innovative solutions for personal and corporate customers, backed by the highest standards of service. And as part of Great-West Lifeco, we have access to experience and expertise on a global scale, so we can continuously enhance our leading range of services and solutions.

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As the largest actuarial consultancy serving the insurance industry in Ireland, Milliman’s expertise is unmatched. We are proud of our role in creating a strong and vibrant Irish insurance industry, and have provided actuarial and strategic consulting advice that helped set up many Irish insurance companies. Our team of expert consultants takes the utmost responsibility in safeguarding the interest of our clients’ policyholders, and will always look out for your best interests. We take great pride in the depth and longevity of our client relationships. To find out more, visit:

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New Ireland

New Ireland Assurance Company was the first wholly Irish owned life assurance company to transact business in Ireland. We provide life assurance, pensions and investment solutions to individual and corporate customers. We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing high quality, courteous and efficient service to our customers. 

New Ireland Assurance is part of the Bank of Ireland Group.


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Zurich is one of Ireland’s leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services, with over 1,000 employees in locations in Dublin and Wexford. Zurich in Ireland is a member of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich), a leading multi-line insurer serving more than 56 million customers – both people and businesses – in more than 210 countries and territories. Founded 150 years ago, Zurich is transforming insurance.