Actuarial Student Placement
Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers. Health insurance accounts for the major part of our business with 16.7m customers and contributes around 75% of revenue. We operate clinics, dental centres and hospitals in some markets, with around 15m customers. We care for around 22,300 residents in our aged care businesses in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Spain.
Do you think about helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives? Bupa does, and not only for its customers, but for all its employees. As a global health and care company, everything we do is driven by our purpose. If you share our ambition and you’re equally as passionate about our values and putting customers front and centre, then Bupa is the place to start your Actuarial career.
Gain a deep and valuable insight into the actuarial world after your second year at university and give a bright start to your future career with our 12 month undergraduate industrial placement.
Whether you know what you want to do in the future or are still working that out, we believe it’s really important to try it for yourself. That’s why over the course of the placement, you’ll complete two 6 month rotations across the breadth of our actuarial functions.
The functions on offer include:
- Financial Control and Reporting
- Regulatory Reporting
- Financial Planning & Analysis
- Commercial Finance
- Internal Audit
No two days are the same during the 12-month placement. You’ll face a well balanced mix of challenges, mutual support and accelerated skills development through our development programme. You’ll also shadow senior colleagues to gain valuable insight and enhance your network.
At the end of a successful placement, there is the potential to be fast-tracked for a place on our graduate scheme.
- Must have the right to work in the UK
- Current undergraduate student due to start your penultimate year of study in September 2021 (i.e. due to graduate in 2023)
- Numerical based degree, such as (but not limited to) Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or Economics.
- Be on track to achieve, or have already achieved, at least a 2.1 in your degree
- Have achieved an ABB at A- Level or equivalent, with a minimum grade in A -Level Maths (or equivalent).
- Curious and inquisitive, challenging the status quo, flexible and adaptable and tenacious and resilient
- Effective self-organisation and ability to plan ahead, to complete tasks to deadlines.
- Positive, can-do attitude, pro-active and take the initiative.
- Good problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Team player, able to work collaboratively with others and influence.
- Strong self-awareness with a drive and commitment to own development
- Able to take a commercial approach
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.