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Do you have strong analytical and communication skills?  Are you good with numbers and keen to work in a fast-paced team environment? Do you have what it takes to deliver solutions that have a real impact on the future of major organisations?

Then it’s time to join Mercer as a Graduate Trainee in our DC & Savings team.

Mercer are one of the world’s largest providers of talent, health, retirement and investment services. As part of our retirement team, you will help advise both corporate and trustee clients in all areas of pensions consulting including tackling and resolving issues associated with Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution pension schemes.
Mercer offers a rewarding career environment in every sense. We offer private medical cover, a pension scheme, 25 days holiday (with the option to buy or sell up to five days), income protection and a range of other benefits. But even more importantly, we provide you with exceptional training and development opportunities.

Our graduate roles are part of a 16 month Graduate Development Programme, starting with a residential course. You will quickly acquire the knowledge and skills to move forward in your career while simultaneously studying towards a professional qualification.  What’s more, our comprehensive study package will give you the resources and time to succeed at every stage of your development.

Key duties will include:
  • Provide input to Mercer advice on DC issues and regulatory developments, both to trustee and employer clients.
  • Assisting with delivery of strategic investment advice including manager structures, manager selection exercises and the subsequent implementation of any changes to the investment manager arrangements
  • Assist with DC financial modelling to support client consulting opportunities using house tools and databases for analysis.
  • Produce reports and presentations on appropriate DC client consulting issues, and assist with delivery, including the production and checking of monitoring reports
  • Dealing with routine queries received from clients, investment managers, providers and other third parties
  • Liaising with providers and investment managers to obtain data, and subsequently analysing data received
  • Communicating effectively to external and internal clients in a non technical manner
  • Developing understanding of client needs in order to be able to deliver high standards of client service
  • Performing in accordance with financial targets and standards; time recording, budget monitoring, billing and all other aspects of financial management
  • Working in partnership and developing relationships with internal teams, across lines of businesses and with both corporate and trustee clients
  • Assisting more experienced analysts and consultants in preparation for client meetings and supporting management of actions
  • Ensure all professionalism/compliance processes are understood and followed.
 Key skills and qualifications:
  • A minimum of 300 UCAS points obtained in 3 subjects including a numerical A level at a minimum of grade B, with a 2:1 honours degree in a numerical or semi numerical degree (equivalent qualifications are accepted)
  • An interest in pensions and financial markets is essential
  • A strong customer service focus and desire to work with clients to help them achieve their objectives
  • Ability to work in a team with rapidly changing priorities and demands
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong numerical, analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to assimilate data, review and solve client issues
  • Ability to work well under pressure, with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks
  • Takes ownership for work, always ensuring standards and deadlines are met and keeping others informed and up-to-date.
  • Ability to balance work, study and personal life effectively
  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Location: London and Edinburgh
  • Salary: Competitive
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