London Actuarial Graduate Programme (Autumn 2021)

  • Grant Thornton
  • London, UK
  • 02/09/2020
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Job Description Summary:

Join us and you’ll shape more than just your career

We believe we’re best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insight empower our clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.

More about the programme

We’ve designed our three-year graduate programme to take you on a journey from graduate to becoming professionally qualified. In that time, you’ll pack in lots of learning and new experiences. You’ll study and revise for your exams. You’ll also have the chance to work on a variety of exciting projects and help provide great client service.

As local and global markets change, so do the opportunities and challenges facing our clients. Successful growth often means navigating a complex series of opportunities, challenges and risks. Dynamic organisations need a broad range of advisory services to support their ambitions and growth. Our advisory services are designed to help them achieve their goals by delivering high quality solutions, a collaborative approach, insights and a global outlook to help shape and grow businesses.

Job Description:

What’s in it for you? • Your day to day. Actuarial consultancy is about quantifying risk for companies using different scenarios and working out how to mitigate it. We use our analytical skills to provide financial and risk management advice to our clients. In addition to the traditional actuarial services (business strategy, price modelling, profit testing, closed fund transfers etc.), we also assist our clients to model complex liabilities and investments, implement big data, predictive analytics and machine learning solutions. The work is varied, and no two assignments are the same. You'll constantly be challenged as you explore different businesses to identify and analyse areas vulnerable to risk. • Who you’ll be working with. Our team is comprised of around 45 individuals led by two partners. We have strong international links within the Grant Thornton family and regularly work with other teams across the UK and Grant Thornton International. Clients typically comprise of insurance companies and pension funds however we also assist clients from a range of other sectors with statistical analysis, modelling and predictive analytics. As part of your role, you’ll need to be passionate about understanding the issues that are important to our clients. You must be a great relationship builder with clients and colleagues alike. You’ll take ownership for your own work whilst having the opportunity to develop others and create an environment where everyone can flourish. • Your personal development plan. Right from the start, you’ll develop a strong internal and external network, working with a diverse range of colleagues and clients across a wide range of sectors. Working closely with your people manager, you will find areas where you can develop, collaborate and communicate more effectively with colleagues and clients at all levels. • Progress in your career. As well as learning on-the-job, you’ll enjoy a structured training programme, starting with your orientation that will immerse you in our business, vision and purpose. At the end of the programme, you’ll become professionally qualified which will open up a wider variety of career opportunities. In this programme you’ll study towards becoming FIA qualified so that you have the technical expertise and insight to advise our clients. The minimum criteria We have a flexible approach to academic entry requirements. We’ll consider your academic achievements alongside your strengths, motivations and connection with us. We’re looking for people with a broad range of interests and experiences. Do you care about the same things we do? Head to our employability hub to find out more about our values and what we look for throughout our assessment process. When we meet, we’ll want you to show us how they’re important to you, too. Share ideas and profits Unlike most firms, we’re also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too. Bring your whole self Now you’ve seen our values, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re creating a respectful, open and diverse place to work. We are an inclusive employer and committed to ensure our workforce is representative of our diverse society. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential. "We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone – regardless of background or gender." Dave Dunckley, CEO Further information Visit our life at Grant Thornton page to learn more about how you can make an impact, rewards and benefits, and our diversity and inclusion commitments. Before applying, we would encourage you to visit our employability hub to get a feel for what it’s like to start your career with us and to get some hints and tips for the next stage in our process. Lastly click here for a quick video of some of our associates sharing their highlights of our programmes.