Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with more than 85,000 colleagues and annual revenue of over $23 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on LinkedIn and X.

Our Graduate Programme

Join Mercer as a Defined Contribution Analyst in our Wealth business and discover how we support companies, trustee boards and individuals to make better, more informed, decisions about their retirement plans, long-term savings, investment strategies and managing risk. The nature of our industry is changing and at Mercer we are excited to be leading this change!

The graduate programme is designed to fast track you to working with clients. It’s an intense programme, aimed at developing both your technical and consulting skills. Mercer has a wide variety of clients in many different industries, operating a number of innovative solutions to manage their risks. It’s a great time to join, and our unique client base means that you will gain experience and skills working with some of the world’s biggest companies as well as working alongside the best and brightest individuals in the industry. If you want to tackle new challenges, develop a breadth of skills, be a part of a growing business, develop personally and have fun at the same time, read on.

Two separate analyst roles are available within the Defined Contribution (DC) team at Mercer, one within the DC solutions team and another within the DC advisory team:

DC Solutions

DC solutions is a key growth area for Mercer with over £18 billion of assets under management, the role is for an investment specialist within this team. You will support senior colleagues by working with teams across Mercer to ensure that the investment offering remains market leading. This will involve constructing investment reporting materials and commentary, ensuring effective governance and monitoring of the solution as well as responding to client queries and attending client meetings.

DC Consultancy

The DC Consultancy team focuses on providing investment and governance advice to a wide range of pension scheme clients in this rapidly growing market, with the opportunity to make an impact on improving the outcomes of millions of members across the UK. You will support senior consultants in building client relationships and providing advice to our impressive client book through day-to-day tasks such as data analysis, investment strategy reviews and the completion of regulatory documents, as well as the opportunity to attend client meetings from a junior level.

Successful applicants will be required to complete the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) after joining. They will also have the opportunity to undertake the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification or the Associate of the Pensions Management Institute (AMPI) qualification.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for motivated individuals who want to work hard, challenge the status quo and help deliver innovative solutions to our clients. In particular, we value:

  • Intellectual curiosity; seeking opportunities to develop new skills.
  • Analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Excellent communication skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Natural proactivity, organisational, presentational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work in collaboratively in teams, being flexible and agile.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and respond to changing client needs.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office — Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

What’s in it for me?

  • The chance to operate within a large global organisation that is incredibly passionate about its employees and its clients across the world.
  • Learn from a range of experienced consultants and industry leaders who will work closely with you to help build your skills, knowledge and network to help become an effective business professional to support growth across the business.
  • Make an impact – we work with major organisations and our work affects millions of people every day (it’s true, we’ve done the maths!).
  • Excellent development, career mobility and advancement opportunities.
  • Substantial and flexible study support package allowing you to gain a professional exam qualification.
  • Competitive reward package.
  • A fantastic suite of employee benefits including a generous pension contribution, life/health assurance and private medical insurance. •
  • Many other benefits including a great holiday allowance, Employee Assistance Programme and volunteering opportunities.
  • We believe that work-life balance is important and support a variety of flexible work arrangements to accommodate your personal needs. We also operate on a hybrid working structure, working in the office and from home. Open, positive culture where diversity is valued and celebrated.

Required qualifications

  • You will have achieved a minimum of a 2:1 degree or be on track to achieve this.
  • Legal authorisation to work in the UK on a permanent and ongoing basis without the need for sponsorship now or in the future.

Duration & start date

Permanent contract. 9th September 2024

Join us

Marsh McLennan is committed to embracing a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people and embrace diversity of age background, civil partnership status, disability, ethnic origin, family duties, gender orientation or expression, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, parental status, personal or social status, political affiliation, race, religion and beliefs, sex/gender, sexual orientation or expression, skin color, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing reasonable ad

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