Graduate Technical Business Analyst Birmingham 2024

Acturis is the UK’s leading Software-as-a-Service provider for general insurance. Founded in 2000, we have grown exponentially over the past 20 years.

To date, more than 95,000 individuals, in over 40 countries, use Acturis solutions to power their business, and our platform manages over £10bn worth of transactions every year. By working closely with brokers, insurers, and MGAs, we have helped to create and shape the insurance market of today.

About Acturis

At Acturis we invest in recruiting, developing and promoting talent. With us you will:

  • Work with a talented, motivated and friendly group of like-minded colleagues
  • Learn how to combine innovation and technology to create new business models from a management team led by two former McKinsey partners
  • Be supported and encouraged to develop your skills and knowledge through structured training and coaching from experienced colleagues
  • Receive written constructive performance feedback and encouragement every third so that you know how to improve – you have no idea how unusual this is!
  • Be given real responsibility for your own projects as soon as you are ready
  • Receive a competitive salary and annual performance-based reviews
  • Be eligible to participate in annual bonus and company share incentive schemes depending on performance and seniority
  • Work from home up to 3 days per week

The role

As a Graduate Technical Business Analyst at Acturis you will:

  • Work in one of five teams focused on core Acturis System development and implementation, web solution development for customers or insurance product implementations
  • Help clients understand the options and possibilities for how they can use the highly configurable and complex Acturis System
  • Design and implement top quality new software solutions
  • Solve challenging technical problems using a structured and logical approach
  • Gather client requirements and turn these into detailed, unambiguous and accurate specifications
  • Manage the build of sometimes complex implementations, and ensure this is done to specification
  • Continuously monitor and improve all aspects of the Acturis System
  • Support the sales team by contributing to client proposals including presenting and demonstrating technical solutions to clients

Technical Business Analyst roles exist in teams across the business at Acturis. The roles differ in technical focus, more technical roles include those responsible for developing the code and processes for solutions such as Acturis’ reporting solutions.

Roles also differ in the amount of client-facing time, some roles involve a lot of interaction with our broker and insurer clients while others involve working closely with internal teams. At interview we will review your skill set and take into account any preferences you may have to identify the best fit role for you.

The career path

You will receive detailed and tailored targets on a regular basis, as well as feedback on progress so far, and areas to focus on in the future. We will work with you to drive your progression.

As you progress, your career path will be tailored to you based on your experience at the company, your strengths and your interests. As a Senior or Lead Technical Business Analyst you will have the opportunity to take on more advanced responsibilities that align with your preferred direction:

  • Management direction – managing junior colleagues, managing project deliveries, creating training content etc.
  • Technical direction – researching new technologies, creating technical training resources, driving infrastructure improvements etc.
  • Hybrid direction – taking on aspects of both the management and technical directions

Training

Acturis believes that a mix of internal and external training allows colleagues to develop rounded skills:

  • New joiners receive concentrated initial training and close mentoring
  • Colleagues are encouraged to complete industry standard training in relevant topics
  • More senior colleagues can choose courses with time set aside and the course paid for
  • The Acturis management team run training sessions to pass on experience and best practice

About you 

You will be a self-starter who thrives when collaborating in a team full of brilliant and motivated people, with diverse interests and backgrounds. Everyone at Acturis has an outstanding academic background and we share a common passion for innovation. Successful applicants will also have the following attributes:

  • Achieved a 2:1 or a 1st in any STEM subject
  • Excellent A-levels (or equivalent) and ideally including an A in Maths
  • First-rate problem-solving skills.
  • Logical, well organised, and practical.
  • Confident and eager to take on responsibility and the ability to learn new skills quickly.
  • The ability to work well as part of a team, seamlessly collaborating with others. 
  • Computer literate (e.g. Word, Outlook, Excel) and able to pick up new concepts
  • Some roles are more client focused where an ability to build relationships with customers and strong communication skills are essential.

Please note Acturis is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Successful candidates will usually be contacted within 14 days of applying. Due to the high-volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to inform unsuccessful applicants.

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