Your message was sent successfully. Thanks.

  • Number of Employees: 173
  • Number of Qualified Actuaries: 80
  • Number of Trainees: 50
  • Location: London and Edinburgh
View Government Actuary’s Department's Website

Who we are

GAD was established as a government department in 1919. Today, we provide actuarial analysis for public sector clients throughout the UK. We are based in central London in the heart of the financial community, with a second office in Edinburgh, and currently employ around 80 actuaries and 50 trainees. We are a not-for-profit organisation.

What we do

Our analysis enables government to formulate national policy and manage public sector finances. This work is crucial to the welfare of millions of people both in the UK and overseas. We provide advice on a wide variety of topics in many fields.

2020 vision

We aim to ensure that GAD becomes a single, high-performing team that:

  • Is recognised throughout government as a high quality source of innovative thinking and specialist advice across many sectors.
  • Has substantially enhanced its reputation for efficiency and value for money.
  • Achieves high levels of consistency and standardisation in its operations and business processes.
  • Is widely recognised for its development of analytical, actuarial and business skills in its people.


Our mission is to support effective decision-making and robust reporting within government as the first choice provider of actuarial and specialist analysis, advice and assurance.

ADEPT values

Agile – through technical innovation and flexible working to meet evolving client needs.

Dedicated – to delivering timely advice and first class and cost-effective customer service.

Expert – and focused on quality of analysis to provide robust assurance on decision making.

Partnering – with our clients to understand their business needs and develop solutions that add value for them.

Trusted – to deliver a professional service with integrity.

The Government Actuary’s Department currently holds the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) accreditation.

View Government Actuary’s Department's Website
Back to Top

Receive the latest Graduate Jobs Internships & Placements Profession Newsletters