Learn more about Hymans Robertson and the different skills and qualifications to become a consultant at the firm in this Actuarial Employer Q&A.

The Questions

What skills do I need to become a Consultant at Hymans Robertson?
Do you have a Summer Internship programme? 
What qualifications do I need? 
How much time will I need to study for professional qualification? 
Where are your offices? 
What career development opportunities are there? 
Why choose Hymans Robertson?
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The Answers

What skills do I need to become a Consultant at Hymans Robertson?

Typically work involves predicting future financial events, especially when the amount of a future payment, or its timing, is uncertain. It’s often really challenging, with a wide range of issues to be considered, including business operational factors, potential changes to legislation, and long-term demographic trends.

Our consultants therefore have to be highly technical and able to perform complicated mathematics and analysis. In addition to the technical work, our consultants are also innovative thinkers, creative solution-finders and really effective communicators. This blend of skills allows our consultants to work in partnership with a diverse range of clients, providing tailored advice and solving real financial and business problems. Making financial futures more certain.

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Do you have a Summer Internship programme?

Yes, we offer student internships lasting 8 to 12 weeks for penultimate year university students in our Actuarial, DC Consulting, Investment and Life & Financial Services Business units

The internship normally runs through June to August. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented consultants in the industry and get some fantastic, hands-on experience and insight into an actuarial consulting career. In addition, you will work on an individual project throughout your internship.

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What qualifications do I need?

For both our Trainee Consultant and Internship programmes the following minimum entry requirements apply:

  • A-Level Maths Grade B and above, Scottish Higher-Grade A or above, or equivalent

2.1 Honours degree in any discipline (you will be on track to receive a 2:1 if applying for the internship)
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.

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How much time will I need to study for professional qualification?
All our trainees are given one day’s study leave per week whilst they are studying in addition to the time spent in your own time. In total you should be studying for a minimum of 20 hours a week to give yourself the best chance of passing the exams. Your people manager and study mentor will be there to support you through this.

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Where are your offices?
We have smart, bright, modern and well equipped offices in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.

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What career development opportunities are there?
We offer extensive opportunities for career development. You will be assigned a People Manager and a Buddy who will support and guide you through your career. Your role is not ‘boxed in’, yes you need to get to know the basics but right from the start we can offer you a role where you feel truly valued as part of a firm who cares about peoples’ financial futures. In return we naturally expect you to work hard to achieve your potential but, in an environment, where we have a strong focus on wellbeing.

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Why choose Hymans Robertson?

Hymans Robertson prides itself in offering a refreshing, stimulating work environment where independent thinking and new ideas are actively encouraged and where every member of the team genuinely makes a difference. Candidates can expect a highly competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including full study support where applicable. The firm is committed to the personal and career development of all employees and this position offers excellent growth potential within a dynamic and growing organisation.

Hymans Robertson is committed to equal opportunities and inclusion. We welcome all applications regardless of race, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, pregnancy & maternity, marriage & civil partnership, sexual orientation or age.

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