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Deadline

19 Nov 2018

  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee
  • Fields of Work: Banking & Finance, Consultancy, Investment, Life Assurance
  • Location: London, Birmingham, Edinburgh & Glasgow
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • UCAS Points: 112
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits

We have Trainee Consultant opportunities in our Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London offices, in different parts of the firm – Actuarial & Benefits, Investment, Life and Financial Services.  As a Trainee Consultant with us, you’ll be a valuable member of the team from day one. Your success is an absolute priority for us and we are committed to making the appropriate investment in you.

We’re looking for candidates who enjoy manipulating and analysing complex data, thinking critically to break down and evaluate problems in an objective way. You will pursue difficult challenges, adapt to unfamiliar or changing situations and will seek out opportunities for self-development. Ideally you will also strive to work efficiently and handle deadlines effectively. A keen interest in building relationships with others, being able to communicate effectively is also valuable.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Key responsibilities

  • Developing the necessary technical skills to carry out detailed and sometimes complex analysis, applying knowledge and judgement to interpret the results.
  • Applying mathematical knowledge to solve often complex and challenging problems.
  • Formulating advice for clients (whether the client is internal or external to us) using the results of the analysis.
  • Presenting and communicating that advice both verbally and in a written context.
  • Learning to use sophisticated modelling to help support the advice we give to our clients.
  • Presenting the results of our calculations and modelling in an engaging and compelling way.
  • Upholding our quality standards, policies and risk management procedures.
  • Developing a network and building relationships with both internal and external contacts.
  • Responsible for careful time recording and allocation to appropriate client and job codes.
  • Adhering to our Information Security standards, policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • On track to, or achieved minimum 2.1 Honours Degree or equivalent in any discipline.
  • A-level Maths Grade B or Scottish Higher Maths grade A, or equivalent.
  • GCSE English Language Grade B or Scottish Higher English grade at C or equivalent.

Strengths

  • Able to manipulate and understand numerical data.
  • Able to think critically, breaking down problems and evaluating objectively.
  • Adaptable and flexible in unfamiliar or changing situations.
  • Efficient, taking a well-ordered and methodical approach to meet deadlines with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Collaborate approach to working with others.
  • Able to enjoy and overcome difficult challenges.
  • Keen in the pursuit of self-development and learning.
  • Able to communicate effectively both orally and in written format.
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