The Mathematics Careers Speed Dating is an annual careers event in October organised by the Mathematics Department and the Careers Advisory Service. The event is open to 2nd - 4th year undergraduate students and MSc students. A PhD careers event is being planned for spring 2017.

Format of the event

Different to normal careers fairs, the event has students in small groups moving around a room to meet with representatives from various industries in a speed dating fashion, enabling both companies and students to see a number of people in a short period of time. After the rounds of “dating”, the room is opened up for free networking, so that students can follow up with more questions or meet with representatives they were unable to see in the rounds.

Aim of the event

The hope is that the visiting industry representatives are former mathematics graduates and Imperial alumni, enabling students to gain a better understanding of possible career paths in mathematics and truly understand how mathematics is used in different organisations.

Current students will receive sign up information via email at the start of the new academic year.

Companies interested in attending future mathematics careers events, please email:

The following companies/organisations attended in 2014 (in no particular order):

LCH.Clearnet (LSEG)

LCH.Clearnet (LSEG) is the leading independent clearing house, serving major international exchanges and platforms, as well as a range of OTC markets. We clear a broad range of asset classes including: securities, exchange traded derivatives, energy, freight, interbank interest rate swaps and euro and sterling denominated bonds and repos; we work closely with market participants and exchanges to identify and develop clearing services for new asset classes.

We are looking for maths students for our internship and graduate programmes in IT and Business, both of which require a high level of technical ability. On our Business programme you could work on one of our quantitative risk desks or within product development. For mathematicians with an interest in technology we have developer roles which require strong commercial acumen in order to partner with our Business areas. If you have an interest in the financial markets and want a unique experience please visit our site to learn more.

Finalta Global

A subsidiary of McKinsey and Company, Finalta is a well-respected, fast growing, independent advisory company that specialises in providing benchmarking and best practice consulting services to financial institutions. 

Finalta typically works with top management executives from major European banks who use Finalta’s benchmarking as a diagnostic tool to identify improvement opportunities, build the business case, and design the strategic and operational changes required to achieve it. 

The company offers an exciting opportunity for career development. Effective leadership and achievement are quickly recognized and rewarded.

Bank of England

Standing at the centre of the UK's financial system, the Bank of England is committed to promoting and maintaining monetary and financial stability as its contribution to a healthy economy.

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is more than a leading financial services firm. With 1,200 offices spanning 43 countries and talented, passionate people bringing excellence and integrity to everything we do, the firm is truly global. Throughout the firm’s history, diverse and talented individuals have worked together to develop our new ideas and ground breaking financial products.

Morgan Stanley has maintained its leadership position in the industry for many years.  The firm's investment banking franchise regularly features at the top of the league tables for Mergers & Acquisitions and IPOs.  Our research, strategy, and economics teams are consistently ranked highly in investor surveys.  Our Sales & Trading, Prime Brokerage, Wealth Management and Asset Management businesses have won multiple awards over the years and Morgan Stanley's commitment to diversity and equality has also received accolades.

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is a global financial services company providing a broad range of advisory services, solutions and products in Private Banking & Wealth Management and Investment Banking, to companies, institutions and private clients. Credit Suisse is active in more than 50 countries and employs over 46,000 people. As a stable company with a long banking tradition, we are one of the most respected banks in the world.

We offer entry-level hiring programs in a variety of business areas. Our programs give you the chance to make a difference from day one, and provide world-class training and support to help you to develop into a future business leader. And throughout your career with us, you will benefit from cross-business and international mobility opportunities.

We look for people with a wide range of experiences, interests and degrees who will add fresh perspectives to our business. A career with us means that you can help shape our future.

FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm that provides multidisciplinary solutions to complex challenges and opportunities. With the full power of unique depth of thought combined with the global expertise of leading professionals, we are committed to protecting and enhancing the enterprise value of our clients.
FTI Consulting’s Economic and Financial Consulting Practice is one of the world’s thought leaders in economic and financial consulting. We provide our clients with clear analysis of complex economic and financial issues for use in legal and regulatory proceedings, strategic decisions and public policy debates. Our clients include leading law firms, corporations and government agencies.


Gamesys are on a mission to become the world’s most entertaining online gaming company. It all started with Jackpotjoy but along the way we have grown into the award-winning team of designers, developers and operators behind some of the leading gaming sites and apps including Virgin Games, Sun Bingo, and Caesar’s Casino. But, we haven’t stopped there... we’re also behind Bingo Lane, Jackpotjoy Slots and other great free-to-play games.

Born in 2001 with just a handful of developers, we are now over 900 employees strong across 7 group offices worldwide with our headquarters in Central London. Over 24 million players enjoy our 258 games, generating on average 6,028 chat messages every 15 minutes!

Whether it be through the awards we've won for innovation in Bingo and Slots, our commitment to using cutting edge technology, our talks at Google I/O and Code Mesh; or simply our passion to innovate, thrill, and surprise, Gamesys constantly pushes the boundaries to be the best in class.

Our culture is visible everywhere. Visit our reception - you’ll find sweets and a giant monkey, in the design team a giant red lamp and the latest quad core mac pros; the breakout area s a Gamesys pool table and fridges full of beer, wine and soft dri nks. In the meeting rooms you might find grass instead of carpet, in the summer you’ll meet all our families together for a celebration and in the winter you can find Mexican wrestlers or circus acts roaming around. Weekly social and sports events give you the opportunity to stretch both your mind and body, whether it be getting involved in a meet up or brownbag session, playing in the poker tournament or joining one of the football teams. But our culture is not just in what you can see it's in everything we do, we're hard workers and we get stuck in. We have fun, making fun and our vision is to invent, play and discover together, to craft experiences that thrill our players and rock the world.

Teach First

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IBM Business Dynamics is unique in the world of management consulting – providing strategic analytics consulting. This means we look for highly numerate graduates, especially those with scientific, engineering and mathematical backgrounds. Our graduates often have more than one degree, and all of them share a passion for solving complex problems in the real world. Part of the Business Analytics & Optimisation (BAO) Practice - the fastest growing area of IBM - we are at the heart of building a Smarter Planet and have around 40 consultants who work alongside other specialists within IBM Global Business Services, the world’s largest consultancy organisation.

Advanced Analytics and Optimisation website

Advanced Analytics and Optimisation Graduate application website

Starcom MediaVest Group (SMV) Group 

Starcom MediaVest Group is a thriving international media network who is part of the Publicis group of companies. We are globally connected with over 7,800 employees in 110 offices across 67 countries.

We are a Human Experience Company and our dream is to grow our clients’ business by transforming behaviour through uplifting, meaningful Human Experiences. We believe experiences matter, they enhance lives and build brands.  We believe that a diverse tribe is a strong tribe, and diversity of our people, and their desire to win as one, providing the basis for the brave, creative and challenging work which we produce for our clients every day.

We look for people who are fearless, dynamic, streetwise, human, relentless, transformational, tribal and switched on as it helps us deliver our unique approach –moving beyond planning and buying static media to designing dynamic interactions driven by consumer insight and data. If you join us you’ll learn how our people and approach are a winning combination.

Recent new business wins include (Candy Crush), Burger King, Now! That’s What I Call Music and Ford Retail Group. Other successful new business wins are Heineken (Globally across 42 markets), Europcar (Globally), Travelodge, Hailo, as well as the successful retention of key clients including Autoglass and Tetley. Our forward-thinking and creative work with our clients has been recognised by the wider industry with a range of accolades including Thinkbox TV Planning Awards for Autoglass and Agency Network of the Year at the Festival of Media (2013)

SMG are also a Sunday Times 2014 Top 100 Best Companies to work for (ranking 87 in 2014). In addition to this SMG holds the IPA Platinum CIPD Award for outstanding Learning and Development, reflective of the fact of the fact that on the agency has achieved IPA Gold Accreditation for the last four years. We pride ourselves on having an industry leading Learning and Development programme where every single member of staff has access to a personal business development plan, with almost 100 training initiatives available. 

You can learn more about us by checking out our culture film and taking a look at our careers planning brochure.  You may need to copy and paste these links into your browser. All current vacancies for internships, graduate jobs and student placements are advertised here.

The Institute of Mathematics

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is the UK's learned and professional society for mathematics and its applications. The IMA exists to support the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and to promote and enhance mathematical culture in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for the public good. You can join our free e-Student community by registering online here.

Zurich/Chartered Institute of Insurance

Zurich is a world-leading financial services organisation. What you might not know is that when you join us, you’ll quickly become an important member of a 60,000 strong team that cares for customers in over 170 countries. The opportunities available here are huge. Before you know it, you could find yourself working internationally, progressing to leadership status, achieving professional qualifications, running your own projects or getting involved in our charity initiatives.

They key benefit of joining Zurich is the collaboration we enco urage across the globe. And w e’re always looking for new graduates who want to be a part of our fast moving, customer –centric, results driven, innovative and engaging culture.

Zurich Insurance