What to do after a maths degree?

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I'm in first year of a four year maths degree (It's in Scotland which is why it is four years) but I have absolutely no idea what to do afterwards and what I should be doing now to seem like a more competitive applicant in the workplace.

Can people give me a background about potential careers and things that would help me stand out?

(I am asking this here as I've already searched this in Google but it is a lot easier to get more "personal" information if I am asking people directly rather than searching general websites).
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I go to St Andrews uni if that matters
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I'm in first year of a four year maths degree (It's in Scotland which is why it is four years) but I have absolutely no idea what to do afterwards and what I should be doing now to seem like a more competitive applicant in the workplace.

Can people give me a background about potential careers and things that would help me stand out?

(I am asking this here as I've already searched this in Google but it is a lot easier to get more "personal" information if I am asking people directly rather than searching general websites).
You will be able to apply for a wide range of roles.

You will be particularly suited for data science roles, especially if you study statistics and discrete mathematics. You can apply for graduate tech roles, most a wide range of consultancy roles and a good number of finance roles such as quantitative analytics.

I'd recommend doing some volunteering work, internships or part-time during the summer if possible. All graduate schemes and entry roles are extremely competitive and if you are unlucky, you may finding getting your first job very challenging.
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You will be able to apply for a wide range of roles.

You will be particularly suited for data science roles, especially if you study statistics and discrete mathematics. You can apply for graduate tech roles, most a wide range of consultancy roles and a good number of finance roles such as quantitative analytics.

I'd recommend doing some volunteering work, internships or part-time during the summer if possible. All graduate schemes and entry roles are extremely competitive and if you are unlucky, you may finding getting your first job very challenging.
How would volunteering work, internships or part-time work during Covid? Would I have to wait until future summers?
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I'm in first year of a four year maths degree (It's in Scotland which is why it is four years) but I have absolutely no idea what to do afterwards and what I should be doing now to seem like a more competitive applicant in the workplace.

Can people give me a background about potential careers and things that would help me stand out?

(I am asking this here as I've already searched this in Google but it is a lot easier to get more "personal" information if I am asking people directly rather than searching general websites).
One of these options might appeal to you:

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers...arfare-officer

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers...istics-officer

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers...gineer-officer

While you are at University, you might be considered for the Reserves in Dundee.

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-org...s/tay-division

There is a University Royal Naval Unit in Edinburgh but I think that it may be too far away.

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-org...nits/edinburgh
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How would volunteering work, internships or part-time work during Covid? Would I have to wait until future summers?
There are still people working during the pandemic, there have been lots of internships advertised and there are always lots of volunteering roles. You just have to find out what is available in your local area, but try food banks, charity shops (which will open from today), mental health services and caring roles.
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There are still people working during the pandemic, there have been lots of internships advertised and there are always lots of volunteering roles. You just have to find out what is available in your local area, but try food banks, charity shops (which will open from today), mental health services and caring roles.
People are still working but a lot of places have been work from home. Would this make any different?
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People are still working but a lot of places have been work from home. Would this make any different?
https://uk.indeed.com/jobs?q=internship&l=
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I'm in first year of a four year maths degree (It's in Scotland which is why it is four years) but I have absolutely no idea what to do afterwards and what I should be doing now to seem like a more competitive applicant in the workplace.

Can people give me a background about potential careers and things that would help me stand out?

(I am asking this here as I've already searched this in Google but it is a lot easier to get more "personal" information if I am asking people directly rather than searching general websites).
Have a look into Quality Surveying schemes that accept non-conguates, employers in the industry often like strong maths and analytical skills. It's a good career choice if you like a balance of being out and about as well as in an office. The pay is also pretty good and lots of opportunity to progress into senior management.
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