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Deadline

19 Mar 2018

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Profession: Actuaries, Pensions
  • Start Date: September 2018
  • Location: Belfast
  • Disciplines Recruited From: A good honours degree ideally in maths, economics or a science-based subject.
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Application Details: Please email a copy of your CV and covering letter, quoting the job title.
  • Degree Required: 2:1

About the Company

Xafinity Punter Southall is the largest pure pensions consultancy in the UK, specialising in pensions actuarial, investment consulting and administration, with revenues of over £110 million.

The Xafinity Punter Southall business combines expertise, insight and technology to address the needs of both pension trustees and sponsoring companies for over 1,200 pension schemes, including 25 with over £1bn assets, and undertakes pensions administration for over 500,000 scheme members.

We have over 900 employees and offices in 15 locations across the UK.

The business floated on the London Stock Exchange in February 2017.

About the role

Xafinity recruits graduates each year to join our actuarial training program, as it is important to our business to grow and develop this talent.

You will work alongside qualified actuaries and other actuarial students at our offices and will be exposed to a variety of real client issues from the start. You will become a valuable member of a motivated, supportive and sociable team.

Xafinity is small enough to provide an innovative and stimulating atmosphere to its employees but still offering the benefits associated with working for a larger company.

With us, you will develop analytical and communication skills which you will need in order to build a successful career in a challenging field.

In addition, you’ll be studying for your actuarial exams. We know that it’s a real challenge completing professional qualifications whilst progressing in a new job, so we’ll help you every step of the way – Xafinity offers an excellent study package to support you as become a qualified actuary.

We currently have an opportunity in our Belfast office.

Who are we looking for?

You will be an independent self-starter with a good academic record, strong communication skills and the potential to deliver excellent service to our clients.

You will have, or be working towards, a good honours degree ideally in maths, economics or a science-based subject. However, we encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Of equal importance to academic ability is self-confidence, communication and organisational skills.

In addition our graduates are:

  • Passionate about working in the actuarial consultancy field
  • Excellent communicators – both verbally and in their written work
  • Confident expressing their views
  • Hard working, dedicated and able to take responsibility for their work
  • Effective organisers and have the ability to manage and prioritise workload
  • Proactive in their attitude and are quick to learn
  • Careful in their work and have a keen attention to detail
  • Actively interested in the wider financial and political landscape

What Xafinity will offer you:

We recognise how critical you are to us.

We will accelerate your development through on-the-job training and support for your professional qualification. You will be involved in a wide range of client work from day one and will quickly take ownership of tasks and projects.

You can use your technical skills to develop innovative solutions. We will give you client  exposure at an early stage so you can use your communication skills. You’ll be expected to contribute to the ongoing debate we have about what we’re doing with our clients, thereby helping influence our future direction.

We will of course pay you an attractive salary alongside a broad range of other benefits which you can shape to reflect your circumstances.  Your reward package will typically include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Participation in Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • 23 days holiday, rising to 25 days after two years’ service
  • Pension Plan
  • Flexible Benefits Scheme to support you in and out of work, helping you look after you and your family covering Security & Protection, Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle
  • Life Assurance cover
  • Xafinity Rewards (offers discounts and savings from retailers and services providers as well as offers available via phone)
  • Interest free season ticket loan

Timeline for applications:

  • Applications open: Midday on Thursday 1st March to midday on Monday 19th March
  • Telephone interviews take place: Thursday 22nd March to Friday 23rd March
  • Invites to assessment centre go out from week commencing 26th March
  • Assessment centre date*: 4 April 2018 – Provisional Date TBC

*Please note: Our assessment centres last for a full day and candidates should attend the whole event.

Xafinity is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages application from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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