• Name: Jasmine Tooke
  • Job Title: Actuarial Analyst
  • Location: London
  • University: Exeter
  • Degree: BSc Economics with Mathematics
  • Fields of Work: Consultancy

What is it like working and studying in RSA’s Actuarial Development Scheme?

RSA provides an ideal environment to start your actuarial journey. Our scheme is a very supportive one which aims to help you achieve your best.

In terms of exam support you are provided with a generous amount of study time, mentoring from senior students and a wide variety of study materials and tutorials. The team culture is also one that fully embraces the study work balance, with a flexible work environment allowing you to fit in your studying in a way that is most suited to you. Working alongside other students means that advice is always readily available and people are happy to discuss any questions you may have.

The scheme works on a rotation system which means that you have the opportunity to experience several different areas of general insurance. This first-hand experience helps you to develop a career path that you enjoy and are most suited to. It ensures a more comprehensive knowledge of the different teams within the company and how everything pieces together as well as providing opportunities to learn from others who may have rotated differently. This results in a collaborative atmosphere with widely skilled and well-rounded colleagues.

What do you enjoy about working at RSA?

RSA has a very warm and cooperative work environment that is perfect for facilitating learning and idea sharing. People within the company are always more than happy to make time for you or take you through their roles.

Within RSA there is a large emphasis on learning and self-development which is strongly encouraged by your managers from the start. This can include open conversations about your role, what you enjoy, where you’d like to improve and what future roles you’d like to try. It allows you to have a say in your career and ensures that you gain maximum exposure to everything your rotations can offer.

Do you have any advice for somebody wanting to work at RSA?

Getting an internship is the best way to get to know a company’s culture and its working environment. I was treated like a graduate on my internship and integrated within my team.

By the end of the summer I knew that RSA was where I wanted to work and I knew what to expect when joining as a graduate.

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