About Us

Helping financial services companies stand out in a crowded recruitment market.

Dedication to financial services with an unmatched expertise

It’s our mission to unearth true connections that last between growth-focused companies and high-quality talent. From wealth management to pensions and investment, we cover a range of financial services divisions with company growth set to reach a global scale in the coming years.

At BWD, we’ve been solely focused on financial services recruitment since our establishment in 2006. With solid hooks in this market, we offer unrivalled recruitment expertise that drives long term success for our clients and candidates.

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Intellica is an independent provider of data management, business change and consultancy services within the pensions and financial services industry. Our inventive solutions are technology-focused and tailored for your needs, delivering a positive outcome to the challenges the pension industry faces.

Pensions data is our business, and our forward-thinking software lets companies focus on and analyse the key data items relevant to their data strategy, such as tPR compliance, GMP equalisation, McCloud and de-risking.

We envisage a world where pension schemes trust the information they hold and have full control over its integrity, and are driven by a strong desire to ensure members get the pension they are entitled to, contributing to a happier retirement.

About Intellica

From our many years of data validation, forensic data analysis and data remediation experience we have developed Constellation, the UK’s leading and most innovative pensions data analysis suite. Our strategic/systematic software driven approach to identifying and addressing data issues means our clients benefit from this knowledge and expertise, and we are not reinventing the wheel on every engagement.

Our core values are precision, ingenuity and integrity, and our team comprises specialists from the pensions and financial services industry with notable experience across both private and public sector clients. We have developed long lasting relationships with our clients which has enabled us to offer the solutions they require.

A career with Intellica

Intellica is a young and fast-growing company in the pensions and financial services industries with plenty of opportunity for pensions professionals. Our energetic team comprises specialists from the across the pensions and financial services industries with notable experience across both private and public sector clients.

The dynamic nature of our work will afford you the opportunity to contribute massively to your role and play a key part in the team and you are not just a number, and we continue to invest in our team members by offering continuous staff development and training programmes across all aspects of the business.

We are always looking for high-calibre staff to join the team. Whether you are an experienced professional or a graduate taking the first steps in your career, we have opportunities for talented individuals to build their careers with us. We also offer associate positions through our specialist resource offerings.

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Prudential PLC

Our purpose is to help people get the most out of life. We make healthcare affordable and accessible, we protect people’s wealth and grow their assets, and we empower our customers to save for their goals.

We’ve been providing financial security to customers for 175 years, including 100 years in Asia. Today, our business is focused on the health, wealth and welfare needs of around 19 million customers across Asia and Africa. We are headquartered in London and Hong Kong, with 34 life businesses across 23 markets.

We know that career decisions are significant – and that you entrust us with your time, talent, and passion. In exchange, to honour the trust you place in us, we pledge to make Prudential a place where you can Connect, Grow, and Succeed.

Our principles shape how we conduct business: we put customers first, we act with integrity, we embrace a growth mindset, we invest in all our communities, and we take the long view. And our values – ambitious, curious, empathetic, courageous and nimble – shape how we conduct ourselves as individuals. They represent the best of who we are and how we show up.

As an employer, we aim to be competitive in everything we offer. If we’re not, we’ll work on it. The promises we make around your experience are genuine, and they come with an invitation to help us make them the lived reality of every colleague.

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Emerald Group

The Emerald Group delivers a totally consultative approach to providing recruitment solutions to our clients. Working out of our six offices across the globe, we provide staff to commercial and regulatory organisations on a local, national and international basis.

We offer a professional actuarial and risk selection service that is valued and trusted by clients and actuaries alike. We offer a professional actuarial candidate selection service that is valued and trusted across the world.

We continuously monitor the actuarial job sector so that we not only remain abreast of current demands but we are also well prepared to meet the needs of the future. We are established players in our areas of specialism with superlative relationships with our clients.

We can work with you on a retained or contingent basis, delivering talented permanent and interim candidates. Our international network of offices also means we have the speed and agility to rapidly identify suitable candidates wherever they may be – ensuring that those business critical roles are filled with the right individual.

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Unum UK – Employee Benefits that protect businesses and their staff

We are one of the UK’s leading employee benefits and health providers. We’ve been around for more than 45 years, currently protecting around 2 million people, providing security and peace of mind to individuals and their families.

We specialise in providing financial protection such as income protection, sick pay insurance, critical illness cover and life insurance through brokers for employees. We are big on workplace wellbeing and have a range of support tools designed to help businesses create or enhance their employee wellbeing strategy. Our people work closely together to help employers help and support their employees; from ensuring financial protection to providing medical and vocational rehabilitation services. We are there when it matters the most.

With a Fortune 500, US parent company, we’re part of a highly successful international organisation sharing ideas and innovations across teams creating a highly collaborative working culture.

The employee benefits landscape is rapidly changing, and we need individuals with the expertise to help us meet this challenge head on. Our Actuarial Team manages the pricing and reserve support for our businesses. We have a robust development program that provides a rich learning environment for all levels. Our training and leadership conferences help you deepen your knowledge and build experience.

Why Unum?

Simple, our culture.

We are committed to helping our employees, their families and our communities thrive. Our benefits, flexibility, culture and career opportunities can help you thrive as well — both personally and professionally.

Am appreciation for differences is a core tenet of who we are, because we recognise our wide range of experiences and perspectives makes us stronger. We have a welcoming workplace where every team member is respected, appreciated, and feels they belong. With an agile and flexible way of working, we want to be a place where people aspire to work and where everyone can be themselves.

As you would expect, we offer a fantastic benefits package that includes:

  • Focus on the health and wellbeing of our employees
  • Work-life balance that suits you
  • Salary increases based upon exam success
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Fully supported study programme that covers the cost of exams, materials and allows time off to prepare for exams
  • 27 days annual leave
  • Health cash plan
  • 24/7 health support services (including a remote GP)
  • Electric car scheme
  • Opportunity to participate in charitable events

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Looking for a career full of challenges, learning and progression? Driven by curiosity? Then Deloitte could be right for you.

More about us

Deloitte is a business that doesn’t just recognise your need to remain curious, but fully embraces it. Here, you’ll follow a career path that enables you to be true to yourself. To dream bigger, think creatively and deliver real impact. Deloitte is reshaping both the business and technology landscape. From Human Capital, Tax Consulting and Legal to Technology and Cyber. We’re delivering end-to-end improvement programmes, turning disruption into opportunity, and redesigning the art of Audit through automation – you could be part of it.

It’s not your background or experience that matters most; it’s your mind, and how you’ll use it to make an impact for clients, as well as your own career. We have opportunities across our entire business, so whatever your passion is you’ll find something that’s right for you.

Deloitte has 29 offices across the UK and Northern Ireland, including Aberdeen, Belfast, Cardiff, Channel Islands, Gatwick, London, Manchester, Reading, St. Albans and many more. Whichever location you choose you can be sure of joining a business that is both local and global, with networks, connections and values that reach right across the world.

Core skills required

  • Communication skills
  • Team work skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Relationship building skills
  • Inclusive and respectful working style
  • Results driven
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Thirst for knowledge
  • Commercial awareness
  • Creativity
  • Leadership potential

How do we select?

For full details of our application process, click on the link below.

A few tips: do your research, read the job descriptions carefully, apply your knowledge to the role and, most importantly, be yourself and show us who you really are.

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SDA Actuaries

Who we are

SDA Actuaries is a full service actuarial consultancy serving the insurance sector across the UK, offshore and overseas, providing all forms of actuarial support from full service packages through to specific input to individual projects. For the last fifteen years, we’ve helped numerous clients including life insurance companies, friendly societies, general and medical expense insurers, offering them practical, focused solutions.

Our specialist team has real depth of knowledge and each team member prides themselves on delivering expert client service and adding value. The firm is proud to have achieved the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) accreditation.

What you will be doing at SDA Actuaries

We support clients in their business decisions through projects including reserving, capital calculations and other valuation work, forecasting for business planning or other purposes, pricing and product design, and investment strategy. You will also be exposed to a wider range of insurers through our audit support and review work. You will work on interesting, varied projects and be encouraged to have a real impact on our clients by finding new, innovative solutions to the challenges they face.

How and when you will work

Staff are supported to work flexibly, with most staff choosing to work largely from home and taking advantage of our flexitime scheme. However, all staff need to be able to work in our office in Epsom when required and travel to our clients if necessary.

How will we develop you?

We help you to develop your actuarial, technical and consulting skills, knowledge and experience through internal or external training, different types of work and working with different teams. All staff are assigned a people manager who will help them to identify appropriate development opportunities and reach their full potential through regular developmental reviews and informal discussions. For trainee actuaries, the people manager is a qualified actuary.  People managers support trainees in their studying, review their work-based skills experience and help staff to identify appropriate development opportunities.

You will work for a variety of managers on different projects and with staff at all levels.  We help you to develop your actuarial, technical and consulting skills through development reviews, internal or external training and appropriate experience of different types of work and working with different teams.

What we are looking for

Candidates need to be highly numerate and, if applying for a graduate role, have a minimum of a 2.1 degree in a mathematical subject and ideally some insurance or actuarial experience gained from a permanent role or work placement.  They must:

  • have the right to work in the UK,
  • have strong communication and organisational skills,
  • be confident using Excel and learning to use new IT systems,
  • be able to work in a team to deliver high standards and meet strict deadlines, and
  • have an inquisitive nature, being able to solve problems not met before.

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Nigel Sloam & Co

A boutique – but wide-ranging – actuarial practice specialising in pensions, investment, divorce, compensation, trust matters and funeral expenses schemes often with international dimensions. We are asked regularly to devise solutions to a wide range of problems not often encountered by actuaries and are known as a “go to firm”. We specialise in advising entrepreneurs – at all levels – very senior executives and professionals in most spheres of activity. Our large clientele at Nigel Sloam & Co includes financiers and footballers, entertainers, manufacturers and bankers, senior lawyers and restaurateurs, importers and exporters, property magnates and shopkeepers, in the UK and many other territories. We glory in their diversity.

We provide advice to our clients both in respect of their organisations as well as on their personal matters. Many of our clients are ”people on the move”. The firm is a multi-disciplinary practice and we work closely with our legal, wealth management and overseas colleagues. Our actuarial students thus have the additional benefit of working alongside talented professionals from other disciplines.

At Nigel Sloam & Co, aim to recruit clever, imaginative future colleagues who will enjoy working in a dynamic and creative firm operating to the highest professional standards and expanding the scope of actuarial work.

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Founded in 1947, Milliman is among the world’s largest providers of actuarial services and related products with offices in major cities around the globe. In London since 2002, we work in the UK and Europe, focussing on general and life insurance, and healthcare systems. Our work at Milliman involves analytics and technology, reserving, risk management and hedging and addresses the retirement predicament.

Our work makes a difference in people’s lives

Our insight is driving decisions that affect millions of people everyday. Our innovative work and pioneering technology are helping revolutionise the financing and delivery of healthcare, the management of risk across complex systems and organisations, and the development of retirement planning and financial risk management solutions.

As the risks to businesses and communities around the world grow increasingly complex and unpredictable, we can’t think of more vital work.

We’re built to help you succeed

From day one you will be working with the best professionals in the industry. You will grow your own skills, knowledge, and technical expertise through short-term, project-driven goals to long-term, career-oriented goals, in the environment where your views are strongly encouraged and valued from the start. In addition to our competitive study package, your manager and study coach will be there with you every step of the way. They will support and guide your personal and professional development, and help you discover and realise your full potential.

Who are we looking for?

Above all, we want people who are smart, curious, and looking to make a difference. While we recognise that credentials are important, we’re just as interested in your attitude and your intellect. The right candidates will share the following core values, which were identified by our professionals in a firm-wide survey: superior work quality; honesty and integrity; superior client service; focus on independent, objective advice; individual professional freedom; and a belief that excellent work should be rewarded.

How do I apply?

Take a look at the Job Search section of our Careers website. If you see a position that interests you, apply online. If your skills are a match, you will be notified, and an interview will be scheduled.

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Susan Ford Recruitment

Susan Ford Recruitment has been established since 1998, providing a quality recruitment service to large financial institutions, specialising within the pensions market. We have a considerable breadth of experience within the field of pensions, covering all areas including Actuarial, Consultancy, Administration, Accounting and Legal.  All consultants backgrounds originate within pensions at a senior level facilitating a clear understanding of client role specifications. This experience has now been endorsed with many successful years within recruitment allowing us to offer our clients a complete service.

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Atkin Pensions

Atkin Pensions provide the full range of actuarial, consultancy, administration and investment services to trustees and sponsors of defined benefit pension schemes, providing services to 100 schemes all with assets under £50m , our thoughtful and innovative approach focuses very much on personal service to our clients and their members.

In order to provide this, we ensure that the technology that we use in relation to actuarial, administration, finance and payroll is state of the art. Atkin Pensions is a family run business; founded in 1992 by Chris Atkin. The ownership and day to day management of the company is shared by our 3 directors: Chris Atkin, his son Nick Atkin and Rob Dales.

We work in close proximity in an open plan office, this means that dialogue on ‘work in progress’ between the actuarial, administrative and finance teams is active, supporting and effective. We pride ourselves on collaborative teams rather than separate silos.

Actuarial and administrative trainees are immersed in all aspects of providing services to our clients, rapidly broadening their experience but with immediate access to senior staff mentors and attendance at client meetings. Career progression can lead to acting as a Scheme Actuary, Investment consultant or Trustee. Full financial support and study leave is provided to our trainees as well as on the job mentoring.

We have shown steady and consistent growth expanding primarily through word of mouth and gaining a reputation for innovation, quality of advice and value and are expanding the company into offices in Leicester.

Our open and supportive atmosphere will give trainees and graduates the opportunity to really thrive and make their mark in a terrific company to work in. For more information and contact details please visit our website.

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Our Chief Actuary joined us as a graduate like you. Read on to find out what makes Ageas such a good place to start, and continue, your actuarial career.

Ageas is Personal Lines Insurer of the year

First, the basics. We’re one of the largest car and home insurers in the UK and part of an international group, which is headquartered in Brussels and has entities across Europe and Asia. In 2022, we were recognised as Personal Lines Insurer of the Year at the British Insurance Awards. Personal lines is a great area to be an actuary; there is plenty of credible data available, which means we can carry out detailed investigations and analysis.

Ageas values technical people

We are looking for people who are excited by the challenge of digging into trends, and who are keen to use this insight to collaborate with other areas of the business and help solve real-world problems. Ageas recognises the value in this skillset, and this is reflected in the investment in development programmes aimed at supporting technical people in their growth, as well as the study support available.

Ageas will stretch you to your potential while supporting your learning

We pride ourselves on bringing out the best in our people, encouraging them to step up when opportunities arise and supporting them to reach their personal and professional career development goals. That’s why bringing in motivated, passionate graduates who are keen to learn and contribute from the very start is so important. We have people at all levels who joined as graduates, demonstrating that this a place where people are able to progress.

Key reasons to apply to Ageas

  • Full study package and generous pay awards for passing exams.
  • An inclusive team, where everyone is made to feel welcome, and flexible working is the norm.
  • Graduate training programme and mentoring from senior actuaries.
  • Opportunity to work across disciplines until you find your niche. If you want to be an all-rounder though, that’s good with us too!

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Goodman Masson

About Goodman Masson

Goodman Masson’s specialist Actuarial Division is a true market leader in the Insurance and Pensions sectors, well known and respected for placing experienced Actuaries and Part-Qualified Actuaries into our extensive client base for over 16 years.

We at Goodman Masson, have significant expertise in all of the key actuarial specialisms – with dedicated Executive and Senior Consultants focusing on one of: General Insurance, Life insurance, Pensions Consulting and Investment Consulting. We provide actuarial candidates for permanent, day-rate and fixed-term contract assignments throughout the UK, France and New York.

We are often praised for our refreshing approach to relationship building – with our many years of experience in the market we know exactly how our clients and candidates like to be treated, and the mistakes our competitors regularly make. We don’t just fill roles, we make it a pleasant and professional experience for clients and candidates alike.

Goodman Masson’s unique and award-winning approach to employee engagement, career development and flexible working has led to an Actuarial Division consisting of exceptionally experienced consultants who have maintained relationships with candidates for their whole careers, giving our clients a level of access to the best people in the market not offered anywhere else.

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Isio was ‘born’ in 2020, and we’ve been challenging existing thinking on pensions, benefits and investment advice ever since. That’s because we know that only by improving on what’s been accepted in the past, can we provide the financial confidence our clients deserve.

About Isio

We provide companies, trustees and individuals with the highest levels of expertise across our core pensions business, which includes Actuarial & Consulting and Pensions Administration, as well as our complementary services: Investment Advisory, Reward & Benefits and Wealth Planning. Our heritage gives us a unique edge. Decades of experience, combined with the independence we enjoy today, enables us to be agile and invest quickly in innovative new solutions for our clients and society.

Our relentless focus for better, means we challenge tradition with the clear ambition to bring our industry into the modern world. Something we achieve, in close collaboration with our clients, day in, day out. And while Isio is a young company, our people are some of the most experienced in their fields, bringing track records of having achieved commercial advantage for clients across pensions.

Improving on long-accepted industry practices continues to drive us – and our business – forward. We are proud to work with a third of the FTSE 100, with over 400 boards of trustees, and across all sectors. Creating greater levels of confidence in financial decision-making for companies, trustees and individuals.

We are committed to delivering better opportunities for our people and our clients. Since launching, we have acquired Premier Pensions Management Ltd. to extend our service offering to new and existing clients. In 2023 we acquired Deloitte Total Rewards & Benefits Ltd., positioning Isio as one of the largest pensions advisory businesses in the UK.

Our people and Culture

We’re a People First business and we want to make sure that you are supported to reach your goals, whatever they may be; no matter what stage you are at in your career journey. There is plenty of opportunity to learn and develop; supporting you in being able to achieve your personal and career goals. We’ll also support you with studying, be flexible around family life and enable you to give back to the community through paid volunteering days.

Being a Future Focused organisation, we are committed to investing in all levels, with a keen focus on our Early Careers cohorts. With annual opportunities within our Graduate programmes, Industrial placements, Summer Internships and Apprenticeships, your development will be supported through our in house industry experts and tailored learning.

We aim to create an environment where you can succeed in a role which makes the most of your existing skills and develops new ones. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and strive to create an environment where you can bring your whole self to work every day.

We have ten regional hubs across the UK and many of our roles are flexible in location to help create a work-life balance that works for you.

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Eames Consulting

Eames Consulting is a contingent recruitment business with international reach, specialising at the mid-to-senior level of the insurance, financial services, and technology markets.

We are driven by a common purpose: to make opportunity happen.

We create opportunity for our clients to transform their business. We create opportunity for our candidates to thrive in the right job and culture. And we create opportunities for each other to get the best out of our work and ourselves.

Our consultants are focused on specialist areas of their dedicated market spanning: actuarial, broking and underwriting, claims and operations, finance and accountancy, risk and compliance, audit, change management and technology.

Through deep and evolving sector knowledge, we embed ourselves as long-term strategic partners to our clients. Guiding people, shaping talent, building partnerships, and creating success is what we do.

We are part of the Eames Group- the parent company to our three non-competing businesses, Eames Consulting, Eames Partnership and ECMS. Founded in 2002, we have a global network with specialist consultants across the UK, Europe and Asia.

*Best Banking & Financial Services Agency, 2021 Recruiter Awards*

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Sellick Partnership

Sellick Partnership – A market leading recruitment specialist

Established in 2002, Sellick Partnership has built up an enviable reputation in the market as a leading provider of expert recruitment services across the UK.

As a professional services recruitment specialist, our experienced team of consultants operate across seven offices nationwide providing both employers and job seekers with a full recruitment service. Our recruitment business has evolved to meet the needs of our clients, and the Sellick Partnership name has become synonymous with genuine commitment, level of knowledge and outstanding service.

We provide recruitment solutions within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors across a range of disciplines including: Finance & Accountancy, Legal, HR, Actuarial, Procurement, Change & Transformation, ICT & Digital Technology and Housing & Property Services.

In 2019 we became part of the Samsic Group – one of Europe’s largest soft service providers – after they took a majority stake in our business. Samsic were attracted to our culture, our ability to recruit and retain great talent and the similarities between our vision and values making our two businesses a perfect match.

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Bayes Business School (formerly Cass)

The Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance at Bayes Business School is one of the world’s leading academic actuarial departments, ranked 1st in Europe and 2nd in the world in the UNL Global Research Rankings. Both the MSc Actuarial Science and MSc in Actuarial Management are accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries UK (IFoA) and offer exemptions from some IFoA examinations.


Phoenix Group

We are proud to be the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business. We serve millions of customers, have billions of pounds of assets and continue to set leading sustainability commitments. Our broad range of companies and products means we can support people across all stages of the life savings cycle and provide our customers with a life of possibilities.

At Phoenix, our colleagues, customers and communities come first. Our purpose is to help people secure a life of possibilities, and we believe that attracting, developing and inspiring exceptional people benefits all our customers. Our successes and core strengths are built on 240 years of foundations and our vision for the future is to continue growing a strong and sustainable business. Our people are at the heart of this vision, and by providing the right guidance and support we will enable you to grow along with us.

By joining one of our Actuarial, Finance or Risk teams, you’ll help ensure the financial security and stability of the Phoenix business by managing risk and capital effectively. We’ve created a rewarding work environment that trusts your judgement and empowers you to take personal responsibility, while giving you the space to grow and develop. You’ll also have opportunities to contribute to our social and charity activities, helping us to give back to the communities we live and work in. We look for people who are collaborative, open to new challenges and always seeking opportunities to expand their skills.

By joining Phoenix, you’ll be a part of a FTSE 100 company which embraces growth and development amongst its colleagues. You can expect excellent career development opportunities, outstanding rewards and benefits, and an unrivalled working environment. We aim to be the employer of choice in our sector, continuing to attract and retain top talent to deliver our ambition of helping our customers achieve a life of possibilities.

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University of Strathclyde Glasgow

The MSc in Actuarial Science at Strathclyde is a 12-month full-time conversion course based in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, operating as an interdisciplinary alliance between the Faculty of Science and Strathclyde Business School. It offers a way into the actuarial profession for students with strong quantitative ability and aptitude.

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London School of Economics

The BSc Actuarial Science programme at the LSE has a heavy mathematical and statistical component. Furthermore, students can specialise in data driven methods by choosing data science courses and focus on developing additional computing skills. All courses are taught by world leading experts in their fields and the programme is fully accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).

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Dublin City University

The Dublin City University BSc in Actuarial Mathematics provides students with a foundation in mathematics, computing and statistics for a career as an actuary or more generally in the finance industry. The course is fully accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK and students may obtain exemptions from the Core Principles examinations (CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1 and CB2).


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