Careers with maths

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Preventing avalanches, shaving precious milliseconds off lap-times in Formula One, creating beauty in art, music, fashion and furniture design, testing the powerful engines for new aircraft, planning the Olympics, bringing maths to life on the stage, writing fiction and reporting facts... What do all these jobs have in common? They all use maths!

Our library of in-depth interviews explore the careers of people who use maths in their jobs every day. Browse the library and discover how maths gives you skills that you can use in any career. Maths opens the door onto a wide variety of exciting careers – find out where maths can take you!



Penguin eggs are not something you'd normally associate with maths, but they are right there on the archives of the Smith Institute, an organisation helping businesses use maths to solve their problems. Claudia Centazzo tells us about her role at the institute, selling maths to unsuspecting business people.
Nick Crawley had recently set up his own financial consultancy firm in Sydney, Australia, offering advice on large-scale financing deals. He tells Plus about the challenges and rewards of working in an incentive-driven environment.
Adrian Bird, a performance engineer at Rolls Royce, tells Plus that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. You can follow your dreams to do maths and it can lead you to the skies.
Emily Poskett works as a government statistician for the Department for International Development. With lots of travel and the opportunity to make a real difference in poorer countries, her job is far more than just number crunching.