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31 Mar 2013

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Profession: HR & Recruitment
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Location: London
  • UCAS Points: 300
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Degree Required: 2:1

Do you have strong analytical and communication skills? Are you good with numbers and keen to work within a fast-paced team environment? And do you have what it takes to deliver solutions that have a real impact on the future of major organisations?

Then it’s time to join Mercer as a Graduate Human Capital Analyst.

We provide our clients with the strategic advice and guidance they need to manage, reward and engage their people effectively and efficiently in order to support the strategic direction of their businesses and their unique cultures.

Our team offers technical insights and strategic advice to all kinds of clients on the creation and implementation of reward and talent strategies and structures that engage employees enhance HR effectiveness and drive business results.

As a Human Capital Analyst, you’ll undertake research and analysis into issues affecting business profitability, focusing primarily on reward (salaries, incentives, benefits) and performance (profits, returns, market value) and wider workforce issues (role descriptions, competencies, job evaluation and HR systems/processes). Your work will be supervised and as you progress over the first couple of years and build the basic technical and consulting skills you can expect to have direct client contact.

As a graduate you will have the opportunity to study towards the MSc in Human Resource Management, enabling you to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. It takes two and a half years to complete and encompasses core HR practitioner standards. They range from leadership management, resourcing and reward to leading and managing change and considering the international context. This role is the starting point for an 8-10 year career track through analyst and project management positions to Human Capital Principal.

Key duties will include:

  •  Obtaining meaningful, complete and accurate information from direct contact with internal and external resources
  • Completing all numerical calculations in an accurate and timely manner
  • Being familiar with business/economic issues faced by our clients and understand basic accounting concepts
  • Summarising relevant findings and client implications into a clearly articulated and well presented document
  • Writing draft reports and presentations which adhere to Mercer’s house style
  • Assisting with the implementation of systems and processes


  •  A minimum of 300 UCAS points, A level maths at grade B or above with a minimum 2:1 honours degree expected or obtained in a numerical or semi- numerical degree (equivalent qualifications are accepted)
  • An interest in financial markets and conditions is essential
  • Self motivated, with an eagerness to learn and to keep up to date with the investment industry, market conditions etc.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, with strong communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks
  • Takes ownership for work, always ensuring standards and deadlines are met and keeping others informed and up-to-date
  • Ability to maintain a good work-life balance

There are many benefits to joining Mercer, here are just a few:

  • Challenging yet friendly and diverse work environment
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients 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!
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