Trainee Consultant 2021
We're one of the UK’s leading actuarial, pensions, investment and benefit consultancies, employing over 950 staff in four UK offices in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Birmingham. We operate as an independent partnership and prides ourselves on an innovative, client focussed approach. We provide independent pensions, investment and life consultancy services, as well as data and technology solutions. Our clients include some of the UK’s leading names and largest pension schemes, while our continued growth and success has been recognised by numerous industry awards.
We believe everyone has a right to a better future. We make sure it’s not left down to chance.
This programme is an exciting opportunity to do what you love in an inclusive, friendly, supportive environment. We're keen to be asked questions and share our knowledge. You'll get responsibility early on in your career then latterly flourish in the area you're most interested in. The areas you can apply for follow below.
- Designing clients' benefits and reward packages
- Identifying risks and potential mitigation strategies for asset and liability management
- Improving security and quality of life for retirees
- Advising on remuneration and wealth creation strategies
- Developing a communication strategy supporting a change project
- Identifying and helping develop modelling systems to deliver client solutions
- Working involvement in client account development
- Supporting new business propositions
- Keeping on top of and advising clients on legislative changes
- Understanding changes in the financial markets and implications for our clients.
- Formulating advice for peer review by consultants on all aspects of defined contribution consulting.
- Performance analysis of portfolios and production of quality monitoring reports.
- Day to day point of contact for clients.
- Project work including pension scheme vehicle reviews, investment strategy reviews, at retirement design reviews, pension design reviews
- Develop a network and build relationships with both internal and external contacts.
- Improving security and quality of life for retirees.
- Advising on DC pension legislation.
- Developing communication strategies supporting a change project
- Devising plans for meeting client's long-term targets
- Identifying appropriate level of investment risk for client schemes, to help address scheme deficits
- Advising clients on the appropriate structure for their investment portfolio, considering the full range of asset classes and the impact of financial markets and the economy
- Handling implementation of a change in the structure of a client’s assets
- Carefully monitoring our clients’ investment arrangements and regularly reporting to clients on progress
- Researching investment managers/approaches/products to ensure we can advise on those that best fit our clients' needs
- Explaining to clients how financial markets and the economy impact on different types of investment
- Working with DC clients to ascertain the appropriate investment options for scheme members
Life and Financial Services
- Working with innovative analytical and modelling tools to help clients understand longevity, investment and other types of risk
- Reviewing the appropriateness of insurance products to ensure they remain appropriate
- Presenting the results of our calculations and modelling in an engaging and compelling way
- Carrying out research and helping write articles across all six areas of focus
- Attending client meetings, developing your consultancy skills
- Developing your technical skills and life insurance knowledge
- You’ll also focus on building and nurturing client relationships
Do you enjoy:
- Working collaboratively?
- Building first-class working relationships?
- Learning from mistakes and supporting others?
- Having fun at work whilst achieving goals?
- Manipulating and analysing complex data?
- Thinking critically to break down and evaluate problems?
- Adapting as required?
- A-Level Maths Grade B and above, Scottish Higher-Grade A or above, or equivalent
- 2.1 Honours degree in any discipline.
Whilst we've the above minimum entry requirements, we do use a contextualised too/ that takes into consideration factors such as your school type and background. Please ensure you've completed the form on our website if you think you've come from a lower socio-economic background.