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.
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.
- 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.
- 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