Canada Life is a wholly owned subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc, one of the largest Canadian life and health insurance companies. Canada Life began operations in the United Kingdom in 1903 and looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals and companies. Our UK operations are headquartered in Potters Bar, 15 minutes from central London by train.
Benefits of working at Canada Life
Canada Life offers you the opportunity to work in a professional, fast-moving, financially strong company, yet with a better work/life balance than you would usually find in London. We offer excellent starting salaries and great opportunities for career progression.
A competitive study package will be available to you, which includes study days, tutorials, course materials and exam fees for the first sitting of each exam. As a new starter, you will be assigned a mentor to oversee your progress along with a buddy to give you extra support through the first few weeks.
Canada Life has a strong culture of success in the actuarial examinations, and provides an environment for you to study and develop in your career simultaneously.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for ambitious and motivated applicants with excellent communication and problem-solving skills. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain our strong record in progressing through the challenging professional examinations.
Applicants will have at least three A-levels (grade B and above or equivalent) and a degree (expected 2:1 or higher), ideally in mathematics or another numerate subject, although exceptional candidates with other degrees will be considered.
As an actuarial trainee at Canada Life, you will gain a valuable breadth of experience and skills through working in at least two or three different areas before qualification.
You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of roles in areas including: financial reporting, pricing, risk management, reserving, investments and systems.