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Mathematics & Statistics

Mathematicians are mainly employed in teaching, statistical work, research and development, some aspects of engineering, computing and actuarial work.  

Statisticians are employed in a wide range of contexts: providing information on population trends, helping medical research evaluate treatments and medicines, assessing industrial processes and products against safety standards, for example. 

Engineers also use mathematics widely.


For further information please see:


The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications    

16 Nelson Street     Southend on Sea     Essex     SS1 1EF
Tel: 01702 354020      Fax: 01702 354111      Email:  post@ima.org.uk
Website:  www.ima.org.uk - Choose careers

SEMTA (Science, Engineering, Manufacturing Technologies Alliance)

14 Upton Road     Watford    WD18 0JT
Tel:  01923 238441      Fax:  01923 256086     Email: infodesk@semta.org.uk
Semta Learning Advice Line (free) 0800 282 167
Website:  www.semta.org.uk - Choose careers information advice and guidance

General information on Northern Ireland based careers can be found on www.careersserviceni.com - Choose explore careers

Courses in mathematics and associated areas are available at a number of higher education institutions.  Please see the UCAS site www.ucas.ac.uk for more information - Choose students then courses

For information on modern apprenticeships, see the Engineering Training Council (Northern Ireland) site www.etcni.org.uk - Choose careers then modern apprenticeships.


Other Useful Websites:

Discover Science and Engineering www.science.ie - Choose careers
Government Communications Headquarterswww.gchq.gov.uk - Choose recruitment then careers
Mathematical Associationwww.m-a.org.uk - Choose from education
Royal Statistical Societywww.rss.org.uk - Choose careers
Women into Science and Engineeringwww.wisecampaign.org.uk - Choose girls