Part-qualified Trainee Actuary

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Section: Actuarial

Part-qualified Trainee Actuary

About First Actuarial

First Actuarial has been around since 2004, when a small group of like-minded actuaries came together to bring fresh thinking to pensions consultancy. Two decades later, we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary with events at all our five offices. It’s a great time to be part of First Actuarial. Following last year’s 20% revenue increase, our strong growth path has continued into this year, and we now employ around 450 people in the UK

We’re still an independent business with no chargeable hours targets, giving our people the time to deliver their best work and excel. We shape our high-quality services by listening closely to our clients’ needs. And we price those services fairly.

As we develop our business, prospects for our people grow. Our Basingstoke, Leeds, Manchester, Peterborough and Tonbridge offices provide supportive work environments where everyone can make a difference. We enjoy work and celebrate our successes. And we provide support and helpful feedback so we all learn and improve.

We love numbers, but we love people more. Staff wellbeing and work-life balance have always been core values. Beyond the firm, we’re known for our integrity. We’re happy to challenge conventional thinking and speak up. Our pioneering work is set to transform the lives of millions of younger people with a new type of pension.

The role

We’re looking for part-qualified trainee actuaries with more than 2 years’ experience to join our growing teams.

You'll be responsible for

  • Liaising with clients at meetings, by telephone and by e-mail
  • Monitoring deadlines and requirements on a portfolio of pension schemes
  • Carrying out all types of actuarial calculations
  • Drafting and checking standard and bespoke communications
  • Supporting the Scheme Actuaries directly in all aspects of the role
  • Helping to develop more junior members of the team.

Not all work we do is traditional actuarial work - you probably know we often challenge conventional thinking. So, we'd be able to give you lots of variety and challenge - utilising your well-honed actuarial skills and encouraging you to bring your own thinking.

Your Skills and Experience 

  • Experience - from 2 years to 4 years, in a consulting environment.
  • Skills - be an excellent communicator who understands how to express complicated ideas in a concise and clear way, and the ability to develop your communication approach as your exposure to clients increases.
  • Characteristics - a can do, enthusiastic approach to tackling problems, and a desire to build positive teams with your colleagues and clients.

What we offer you

We’ll actively support you as you build your career – and reward you for doing so. At every level of seniority, we offer:

  • A competitive remuneration package, including bonus and profit-sharing payments
  • Private health insurance, life insurance and income protection insurance
  • 25 days annual leave as standard, increasing with length of service, an extra day at Christmas, plus bank holidays and the option to purchase additional holidays
  • A non-contributory pension
  • Full training and study support.

We have hybrid working in place for colleagues who prefer home-working for part of the week. We’re also flexible on working day arrangements and will happily accommodate a range of personal commitments from day one.

Our straightforward, interview-based approach to recruitment ensures equal opportunities for all applicants.

Apply now with covering letter and CV.