I am a chartered accountant strongly considering a career change to become an actuary. I am beginning to do some more research and think I will sit CT1 in April and look for trainee positions and look to make the switch in a year. I would have a very strong academic background in economics (I took as much quantitative as I could at uni and did very well) but I am now 30 so it has been a few years. Is there anyone who has made a similar switch from an accounting background and would have any advice? I have seen stories of many career changers from education / engineering / etc. but no accountants so would be keen to hear experiences of others out there if there are any. There would seem to be some limited exemptions for chartered accountants so I imagine there might be some!