Who employs mathematicians?
Maths graduates may not always be aware of the various employment opportunities available to them. Below we offer a list of employer websites divided into several categories.
This list is just a sample of the organisations who employ graduates with mathematical skills. There are many more.
Accountancy | Aerospace & Defence | Automotive | Biosciences | Business support services | Chemicals | Construction | Consultancies | Education | Engineering | Environment | Exploration Geophysics | Financial Services | Food & Drink | Government | Healthcare | Insurance | IT & Computing | Manufacturing | Metals & Minerals | Operational Research | Pharmaceuticals | Academic Research | Science | Telecoms | Transport/Travel | Utilities
Smith & Williamson
Aerospace & Defence
Aircraft Research Association UK
EADS Defence & Security Systems
General Dynamics UK
SEA (Group) Ltd
Jaguar Land Rover
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Business support services
Babcock International Group PLC
Air Products Europe
Linde & BOC
Proctor & Gamble
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Sir Robert MacAlpine
Stewart Milne Group
Mott MacDonald Group
Australia Teaching Agency
GSL Education (recruitment agency)
Guardian Teacher Network
Hadfield Education Personnel (recruitment agency)
Independant Schools Council
Frazer Nash Consultancy
National Physical Laboratory
Peter Brett Associates
Port of Tyne
Bank of England
As the country’s central bank, the Bank of England play a fundamental role in the UK economy - ensuring monetary stability and contributing to financial stability. Their work is challenging, high profile, and truly fascinating. It has an impact on the entire nation.
They set monetary policy to control inflation and devise economic policy. They're also involved in a broad range of other activities too, some of which include working with the government and other banks.
And in 2013, the government plans for the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to be established as part of the Bank of England, to promote the safety and security of banks and insurance companies.
Meeting challenges takes innovative thinking and an intensely collaborative approach. Upon joining, many people are surprised by just how friendly, welcoming, and open their environment is. It’s not the only surprising thing about the Bank of England. So take a closer look, and see the Bank differently.
Experian Decision Analytics
Food & drink
Marks & Spencer
Government Operational Research Service (GORS) / Fast Stream (GORS Leaflet, PDF, 202Kb)
Royal Air Force
IT & Computing
Admiral Solutions & Support
Computer Sciences Corporation uk
Numerical Algorithms Group
SciSys UK Ltd
3M United Kingdom
Metals & Minerals
Check out our page 'Who employs Operational Researchers?'
EU Marie Curie Fellowships
Jobs for Mathematicians (USA and Canada)
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships
Math-jobs.com (All countries)
Maths Departments (listed by Country)
Mathematical Institutes and Centers
Newton International Fellowships
UK Maths Departments list
National Oceanography Centre
Science & Technology Facilities Council
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (UK) Ltd
Transport / Travel
EDF Energy is one of the UK's largest energy companies and largest producer of low-carbon electricity. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group, one of Europe's largest energy groups, they generate around one fifth of the UK's electricity and employ around 15,000 people in the UK.
They offer diverse and highly rewarding graduate schemes in many areas including their Mathematics Graduate Scheme. This is an opportunity not to be missed. Each of their graduate programmes offers a different introduction to the fast-paced and fascinating business of energy. All of them offer challenging work, rapid progress, extensive training and opportunities to work towards relevant professional qualifications.
In addition, their 12 month paid Industrial Placement opportunities are a perfect way for undergraduates to develop their expertise in a hands-on environment, developing key skills and knowledge in their chosen field, with first class mentoring and training from industry experts. Due to the size and scope of their business, they are able to offer diverse and unique placements in nuclear science, engineering and commercial areas of the business.
For full details and to apply, please visit www.edfenergy.com/graduates.
Scottish & Southern Energy
This website provides a large choice of graduate jobs, work experience and internships. Expert advice on how to get hired is also offered.
The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing
The institute offers marketing training courses in direct, data and digital, boosting your career prospects.
Date Published: April 29, 2013
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