The pensions arena is dynamic and continually challenging. Staying at the forefront of the industry means reacting swiftly to those changes. It means thinking creatively and innovatively to develop new solutions. At Punter Southall we can offer you a wide ranging and exciting opportunity to develop your actuarial career within the pensions arena, as well as providing you with an environment that’s as friendly and welcoming as it is supportive.
Our trustee and employer consulting teams provide professional and jargon-free advice for all aspects of occupational pension schemes including: funding, investment strategy, benefit design and reporting of pension costs in company accounts. We also have a wealth of experience in takeovers, mergers, acquisitions and management of buy-out situations. We also provide high quality pensions administration for a large number of our clients through our sister company PS Administration Limited.
We are committed to excellence in the professional services we provide. As a consultancy business, we believe we will continue to be successful by attracting, developing and retaining talented people who feel motivated and enthusiastic. This, in turn, depends on successful recruitment followed by motivating and excellent remunerative career opportunities.
You will experience exposure to a wide range of pensions actuarial activity, early responsibility and the challenge of contributing to an ever expanding business. We actively encourage and support our graduates’ development both personally and professionally. From day one you will be part of a training and development programme developed to help you achieve your professional goals, as well as receiving comprehensive study support and mentorship. Commitment to our employees and relevant professional training is the cornerstone of our training and development policy. In addition to a competitive salary our graduates are offered a wide range of benefits as outlined in our Graduate Actuarial Trainee brochure, including a professional study support package
All about our training
We offer generous study leave and payment of study materials, tutorials, annual subscriptions and exams. Actuarial students are assigned a mentor, who is normally a newly qualified actuary to support them in their studies. Students are given the opportunity to sit mock exams before their first actuarial exams.
Employees are offered an induction programme upon joining, and an extensive programme of internal training courses that are held throughout the year, together with on-the-job training. Career planning and personal development are assisted by an in-house appraisal system which applies to all employees. Other forms of training include regular staff nights, weekly actuarial technical training and technical seminars.
What we require of you
In addition to the necessary academic achievements, we are looking for well-rounded individuals who possess and can demonstrate the following key attributes:
- An ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
- An aptitude for working with people
- Excellent interpersonal abilities
- A client focused approach
- Well-developed communication skills, both orally and in writing, to people from a diverse range of social and educational backgrounds
- An eagerness to take on responsibility and an ability to manage multiple demands on your time.
When applying please make sure you tell us:
- Your preferred office location(s);
- Your expected or achieved degree grade;
- Your grades achieved at A Level or equivalent qualification;
- Why you would be interested in working for Punter Southall; and
- Why you feel you would make a good actuarial trainee within our company.
Applicants must have a minimum of 2:1 honours degree in any discipline; 136 UCAS points (new scheme), 340 UCAS points (previous scheme), or equivalent (excluding General Studies and AS Level grades) including a Grade A in A Level Mathematics or equivalent qualification.