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  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Profession: Pensions
  • Location: Belfast
  • UCAS Points Required: 300
  • Disciplines Recruited From: numerical or semi- numerical degree
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Degree Required: 2:1

Do you aspire to join a world leader and build a strong and successful career? Have you got what it takes to deliver solutions that have a real impact on the future of major organisations and individuals everyday? Are you ready to be challenged?

Mercer is the place for you. As one of the world’s largest providers of talent, health, retirement and investment services, from day one your role will contribute to the success of our clients as we provide them with expert advice on everything from pension schemes and investments to salaries, rewards and benefits.

Our Belfast Retirement Service Centre is an established centre of excellence, specialising in a wide range of retirement solutions, providing the technical expertise and support to our European Retirement markets. Joining as a Graduate Retirement Analyst within our Retirement Service Centre, you will fulfill a fundamental role in providing pension solutions across our wide range of services.

Key duties will include;

  • Complex defined benefit modelling including advanced actuarial skills and techniques specialising in complex UK and European pension solutions
  • Detailed analysis of pension membership data, preparation of valuation data and data reconciliation
  • Process design, process implementation, process optimisation and a proven track record in continuous improvement
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills aligned with an in depth knowledge of the wider pensions industry both from a legislative and a client need perspective
  • Developing expertise in excel, VBA and Mercer in house technology enabling high quality IT and product solution development
  • Documenting own work to a very high standard and comply with Mercer processes to deliver high quality work
  • Performing in accordance with financial targets and standards; time recording, budget monitoring, billing and all other aspects of financial management
  • Working in partnership and developing relationships with internal teams, across lines of businesses
  • High flexibility allowing scalability and adaptable in the services and solutions we provide
  • Providing support to senior colleagues to deliver a streamlined service to other lines of business within Mercer
  • Developing coaching and delegation skills

As you develop into your career, our Retirement Service Centre opens up a number of paths that allow you to focus on your strengths and interests. These include:

  • Service Manager responsible for on boarding new services to the Belfast Retirement Service Centre
  • People Manager, developing and coaching and leading people in their career choices
  • Team Leader, leading a team to deliver multiple services across all lines of business

Requirements and skills:

  • Minimum of 300 UCAS points, minimum 2:1 honours degree expected or obtained ideally in a numerical or semi- numerical degree (equivalent qualifications are accepted)
  • An interest in financial markets and pensions
  • Willingness to complete relevant professional qualifications
  • Self-motivated, eagerness to learn and to keep up to date with the respective industry trends and market conditions
  • Ability to work as part of a team and within a collaborative environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Relationship building skills
  • Work well under pressure and strong time management skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail ensuring quality and delivery in line with deadlines
  • Strong numerical, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to maintain a good work-life balance
  • Strong IT skills with good working knowledge of Mircosoft office, in particular Excel

In return, joining Mercer you will access to a number of benefits;

  • Exceptional training and development opportunities
  • Challenging yet friendly and diverse work environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Study resources and support
  • Exposure to a wide range of services ensuring a varied work load
  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy/sell 5 days additional leave
  • Highly competitive benefits package including pension scheme, private medical insurance, income protection with the ability to further tailor it to suit your individual needs with options including discounted gym memberships, travel insurance, childcare and retail vouchers and much more

At Mercer we are open to flexible and part time working arrangements for new hires.  The aim of our flexible working policy is to enable employees to balance work and home life more effectively, whilst meeting the needs of our business. This is another step towards us being an employer of choice. We encourage you to discuss your requirements with us when you apply for a role (we’re very flexible!).

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