Bright Network Fast Track: Actuarial Graduate Programmes
Apply for the Bright Network Fast Track and put your great personal skills and analytical problem-solving abilities to good use to help our UK and Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) clients meet their business goals. As well as getting hands-on experience helping businesses manage their insurance or pension account risks, we’ll support you in becoming a certified actuary. As a Bright Network member, you’ll be fast tracked for these programmes, meaning you’ll benefit from a shorter application process. Read on to find out more.
What is Actuarial at EY?
Our fast-changing world can create lots of opportunity for insurance businesses, but it also creates new risks. We help our clients identify these risks by carrying out complex calculations, asking the right questions, setting priorities and creating action plans for success.
What will you be doing?
Our teams in Actuarial work in Non-Life Insurance, Life Insurance and Pensions and Investments. Whichever area you join, you’ll be working on real client projects as soon as you’re ready to, completing tasks like:
- Analysing data, writing reports and presenting your work
- Working with local and global insurance and reinsurance companies
- Using modelling and analysis techniques to understand our clients’ businesses
- Communicating with EY people and clients in the UK and internationally
- Contributing to actuarial audits, mergers and acquisitions, as well as proposals for new business pitches
You’ll have lots of support from colleagues and, as well as in-house training and development opportunities, you’ll study for professional qualifications with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Before long, you’ll be coaching junior members in your team and be on your way to leading projects and people.
Do you have the problem-solving logic needed to work in actuarial?
If you’ve achieved an A in A-Level maths (or Scottish Higher equivalent), and an honours degree in a numbers-based subject like maths, statistics, actuarial, science, physics or economics by the time the programme starts, this is for you. You’ll also need a minimum of Level 2/GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language & Maths, three A-levels, 5 Highers or equivalent by the time the programme starts.
Here are the Fast Track streams you can apply to and their locations.
- Life Insurance. Available locations: Bristol & Edinburgh
- Pensions. Available locations: Leeds
Note: London roles are no longer part of the Fast Track
About the Bright Network Fast Track
This process is for Bright Network members and allows you to miss the online portal stage 'Learning for a changing world' (Please be aware that all candidates are required to take the Numerical Reasoning Test) when you're recommended to EY by Bright Network. This will shorten the time it takes to complete the full application process by approximately an hour and a half.
To get started, fill in a short initial application form and answer one motivational question by clicking the apply now button.
If your initial application is successful, we’ll provide details of how to proceed to EY’s application as a fast track candidate.
Note: If you’ve applied for EY previously within the last 6 months, unfortunately, you will be unable to apply for this Fast Track opportunity but you can still apply directly via EY’s website.
“Every day our team challenges and pushes us to be our best.” Hiren, Life Actuarial- graduate programme
Want some advice on applying to EY - please visit their Academy Module here.