We can offer you a wide-ranging and exciting actuarial pensions consulting career in a friendly and stimulating environment.
Both trainee and qualified actuarial employees work closely with our pensions administration teams. Our main business is to provide actuarial consultancy and administration services to company pension schemes.
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.
We believe we have all these ingredients at Punter Southall. In particular you can expect exposure to a wide range of actuarial activity, early responsibility and the challenge of contributing to an expanding business. We are committed to the continued support of our employees, which is reflected in our Investor in People (IiP) Gold accreditation. In combination with relevant professional training this forms the cornerstone of our training and development policy.
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.