Some questions to ask yourself
- Do you want to use Maths in your career, and if so which area of Maths are you interested in?
- What type of organisation would you like to work for? Large company/small company, private sector, public sector (government, local government, health service, education establishments)
- Are you interested in a graduate programme/scheme (usually two years with a large company/organisation)
- Are you interested in business? Would you like to use your research skills? Would you like to apply your Maths skills in another area of interest, such as the environment, or healthcare, or politics?
If you are considering going onto further study such as a Masters course, Prospects further study section is useful. For certain career areas such as roles in finance and accounting, you will be required to undertake professional qualifications while you work.
Maths teachers at secondary level in the UK are very much in demand - especially in view of recently announced plans to teach mathematics to 18. The Government awards generous bursaries to candidates who successfully gain a place on a teacher training programme. £25,000 scholarships are also available. For further information on how to get into teaching, go to our Entry into Teaching page, and see the Department for Education's Get into Teaching website.