Actuarial Summer Internship
Are you a proactive problem solver confident in driving new ideas forward?
Do you have strong communication skills?
Do you have an A grade in A level Mathematics?
If so, have you ever considered a career as a Consultant?
Looking to join a leading consultancy firm that offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits?
Barnett Waddingham is the UK’s largest independent provider of actuarial, administration and consultancy services, spread across 8 offices throughout the UK. We are a partner led business which prides itself in providing straightforward and well communicated advice and consultancy. This philosophy means that we are dependent on talented and well trained employees who enjoy working for an award winning leading organisation in a closely knit and friendly team. Our continuing growth means we are looking to expand with ambitious university graduates who value the chance to join the partnership in due course.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly and ambitious firm, which maintains its core values, supportive job structure and work/life balance. Increasing our talented workforce is imperative to maintaining a proactive and competitive business, which is why our study support package and dedicated training team are always on hand for guidance throughout our graduate programme and beyond.
Our Summer Internship Programme 2019
We run an eight-week paid summer internship programme that offers first class training and work experience enabling you to gain an excellent understanding of the role a consultant undertakes within the firm, how our business operates and the opportunity to learn from our Partners and dedicated mentors.
- You will be given real responsibility to contribute to client work and in addition you will get the opportunity to spend time in the different areas of the business.
- You will be assigned a personal mentor and supervisor who will help and support you throughout the programme to ensure that you gain the best experience possible.
- Many students who have completed our summer internship have gone on to develop their career with us after university as part of our graduate programme, which supports employees to achieve their full FIA (Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries) or CFA qualification.
Actuaries come from different academic backgrounds but share a love of mathematical analysis even if they haven’t done a maths degree. In an increasingly complex financial world where greater emphasis is being placed on risk management the actuarial qualification is a gateway to many different opportunities and careers. The qualification is recognised globally and the skills you acquire in attaining it will enable you to work anywhere in the world.
Who we are looking for
A very important part of an actuary’s role is communication, whether this is to convey a technical issue in simple terms to meet the needs of the audience or at senior management level dealing with high-level strategic decisions and guiding clients on key issues to address.
Our current vacancies require you to be on track for a minimum of a 2:1 degree and an A at A-Level maths. We require dedicated individuals with a strong academic background and who are dynamic, proactive and have excellent communication skills.
Values at Barnett Waddingham
Our values are important to us and we want them to be important to you too: Principled, Quality, Partnership and Respect.
Wellbeing at Barnett Waddingham
Employee wellbeing has always been important to Barnett Waddingham and we believe that wellbeing at work is about raising awareness of where issues can arise and balancing the needs of employees and the business. Our aim is to create an environment which allows individuals to be satisfied at work, be successful in what they do and enable them to achieve their full potential. We have a number of programmes to support wellbeing at Barnett Waddingham.
Diversity at Barnett Waddingham
We want to have a diverse and inclusive workforce as we believe that it will provide us with high performing teams that will be the driving force behind our continued success. An essential part of this is developing teams who give and welcome different opinions, perspectives and cultural reference; bringing a real richness in our day to day activities, which will achieve better business results, for both ourselves and for our clients. It will also enable us to access a wider talent pool without any boundaries or bias.