Summer Internship – Actuarial & Investment
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 2021
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) 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.