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Heather Beck
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Heather Beck

"Never take criticism from someone you wouldn't take advice from." Heather Beck, Love Tech Mentor and Actuary.

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Hi, I’m Heather!

Here are a few facts about me and also my video about why I’m so passionate about inspiring and empowering people just like you to explore opportunities in STEM…

My career specialism:

Mathematics.

My current role:

An Actuary.

When not STEM-ing you can find me…

Running, gyming and walking around this beautiful Island – Isle of Man views are something else!

A fun fact about my industry!

Insurance as we know it today began way back in 1666 after the damage caused by the Fire of London! From then on in home/property insurance was seen as a necessity to compensate the property owner in the event of damage to the building in catastrophes such a fires, floods etc.

My career path:

As a girl, I was encouraged and inspired by my secondary school maths teacher, and so grew my love of mathematics and the dream of a career as a teacher, to follow in his footsteps

And that is exactly what I achieved, teaching in secondary schools and colleges in England and on the Island for a period of six years.

However, I was keen to find and embrace a new challenge, where I could apply my mathematics degree in a new and complex way.

This is where my career as an actuary at PwC began, trading marking exams for sitting them myself instead!

My job involves calculating future risk in the insurance industry, using high level probability, statistics and models, which has really opened my eyes to the global economic and business world and I can honestly say I learn something new and exciting every day.

My STEM degree has certainly allowed me to have a self-guided, versatile and challenging career path to date and I’d highly recommend a mathematics degree to anyone who has a keen interest in numbers.

Take a look at Heather’s Love Tech story on our YouTube Channel here!