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What does an actuary do?  

What does an actuary do?  

An actuary typically predicts future financial results, which are often uncertain. Changes to legislation, demographic trends and the economy all need to be considered. Mathematical work and modelling are sizable parts of the role.

What do our consultants do?  

What do our consultants do?  

Our consultants do technical work which focuses on maths and computer modelling. They must think innovatively to find solutions to client problems and communicate these effectively to them. Their style is collaborative and displays our values of; friendly, straightforward, partnering and confident.

Why choose us?  

Why choose us?  

With a wide range of business areas, clients and an outstanding reputation, there are many stimulating opportunities for career development here. Our independence allows you the opportunity to pursue areas that are of most interest to you, in a truly friendly and supportive environment.

What benefits do we offer?  

What benefits do we offer?  

  • Competitive annual salary
  • Profit share scheme
  • Family friendly policies; enhanced maternity, paternity and parental leave policies.
  • Agile working
  • Opportunities for flexible working
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Annual profit share/bonus for permanent staff
  • Birthday leave
  • Salary sacrifice pension contributions
  • Private medical insurance Life assurance
  • Confidential employee assistance helpline
  • Permanent health insurance / Income protection

What career development opportunities are there?  

What career development opportunities are there?  

Our culture is rich in learning no matter what your role. Your People Manager will work with you to ensure your career is engaging and challenging. Your work will be valued and so will you. This is supported by our Wellbeing Group and Mental Health 1st Aiders.

What qualifications do you need?  

What qualifications do you need?  

For our Trainee Consultant (final year students or individuals who have already graduated), Industrial Placement and Summer Internship programmes (both penultimate year students only) the following minimum entry requirements apply:

  • Minimum A-Level Maths Grade B, Scottish Higher Grade A or equivalent.
  • On track to achieve a minimum 2.1 honours degree in any discipline.
  • You must meet or exceed the minimum entry criteria.
  • If you have an equivalent qualification to A-Level, GCSE or Scottish Higher, please provide evidence with your application that this meets the minimum entry criteria.

Do we have an Industrial Placement or Summer Internship programme?  

Do we have an Industrial Placement or Summer Internship programme?  

We offer award an winning Summer Internship programme for penultimate year university students in either Actuarial, Investment, Defined Benefit Consulting or Life and Financial Services.

The internship lasts for 8 weeks from the beginning of July. You'll have the opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented consultants in the industry getting fantastic, hands-on experience and insight into an actuarial consulting career. You'll also work on an individual project throughout your internship.

Our Industrial Placement programme is also for penultimate year university students and runs from September to May in our Glasgow Specialist team.

How much time will you need to study for professional qualification?  

How much time will you need to study for professional qualification?  

All our trainees are given one study leave day per week.. You'll be expected to do more study in your own time. In total you should be studying a minimum of 20 hours a week, to give yourself the best chance of passing the exams. Your people manager and study mentor will be there to support you, as well as others in your team and wider business.

Where are our offices?  

Where are our offices?  

We have smart, bright, modern and well equipped offices in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.

Do you run any employabilty skills sessions?  

Do you run any employabilty skills sessions?  

Yes, we do. We're going to run a few webinar skills sessions on popular and current topics like effective application forms and an introduction to Situational Judgement Tests.

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