Actuarial Analyst - Graduate (Retirement Consulting)

Location: London / England

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Employment type: Full-Time

Pay: Competitive/hour

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Req#: ACTUA01696

Actuarial Analyst – Graduate  (Retirement Consulting)

Location: London, Manchester, Ipswich and Edinburgh.

Application closing date: Thursday 31st December 2020.

Why Buck:

As a business, Buck focuses on helping our clients and their people succeed together. By this, we mean we’re partnering with some of the world's most forward-thinking companies to re-envision and re-design the way that employees work and live. And we’re doing this by finding the right combination of consulting, outsourcing, and technology solutions to help our clients realise the best organisational performance for their businesses while driving positive health, wealth, and career outcomes for their people.

In the UK pensions market, we offer high quality actuarial consulting, investment strategy advice, and outsourced pensions management services to our defined benefit and defined contribution clients.

Our Retirement practice provide a wide range of actuarial consulting services to trustees and sponsors of UK pension schemes. We partner closely with our clients, building long-term trusted relationship by working with them to provide a complete solution to their pension scheme issues.

We are innovative, proactive and pragmatic. We help trustees and sponsors to focus on the things that can really make a difference. Our clear way of communicating helps our clients to make quick but informed decisions.

The Opportunity: 

At Buck we advise our Trustee and Sponsors on how to value, fund and manage the risk & liabilities of their pension schemes in compliance with their legal and regulatory responsibilities.

As a Graduate Actuarial Analyst, you will join an excellent multi-disciplined team providing clients with market leading, tailored solutions.  

Our Actuarial Analyst programme provides candidates with a choice of qualifications and a pathway for them to decide where they want their career to go next.

You will find that no two days at work are the same. As you start your career with Buck, you will be offered the opportunity to participate in the full range of work across our retirement practice and a variety of clients.

Based in one of our Retirement Practice offices in – London, Manchester, Ipswich or Edinburgh, you will work alongside colleague at different levels, from second-year Analysts to Scheme Actuaries and Senior Consultants. 

At Buck we will provide you with every opportunity to succeed in an organisation that is supportive, collaborative, and is committed to promoting a diverse & inclusive environment where we’re able to be ourselves and work successfully together.

What we look for in a Buck graduate:

  • Strong educational background – Honours degree (minimum 2.1), MSc or PhD in any discipline;
  • A level’s, Scottish Highers, or equivalent; including Mathematics at grade A;
  • GCSE’s, Scottish N5 or equivalent; minimum B in English language;
  • Highly analytical with the ability to understand what we do – attention to detail to understand the wider context of the work being done;
  • Learning agility – eager and quick to pick up on methodology and market trends on a steep learning curve;
  • Thriving in ambiguity– accept the unknown; persevering and adapting to serve our clients;
  • Building relationships - being a strong team player and engaging in active communication with the team and clients.

Buck will fully fund several different professional study pathways including Actuarial qualifications – FIA / CAA for all our graduates within our Retirement Practice.

What we offer;

As an established company with a start-up mentality we know that our employees are key to our success. We offer a comprehensive remuneration package while taking into consideration aspects such a flexible working and factors key to a good work life balance.

  • Highly competitive salary;
  • Company bonus scheme;
  • Minimum 25 days annual leave (plus Bank holidays);
  • Holiday trading - (10 days – buy option) or (5 days – sell option);
  • Competitive Defined Contribution pension provisions;
  • Comprehensive Life Assurance coverage;
  • Private Medical cover
  • Health-checks / Screening;
  • Vision Plan;
  • Interest free season ticket loan;
  • Gym subsidy;
  • Additional flexible benefits Scheme to support you and your family in and out of work encompassing; Health & Wellbeing, Protection and Lifestyle covering; additional Life assurance, Travel insurance, Dental insurance, Medical Cash plan, Critical Illness cover plus many more.

At Buck, we pride ourselves in our Diversity and Inclusion and are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable UK law.

Please note – we reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications before the previously stipulated date.

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About company

With changing dynamics in healthcare, retirement, and talent, people think about work in very different ways. Today, your employees expect you to invest in their growth and their financial security in flexible and more personalized ways. At Buck, we’re working to redefine the social contract, or two-way relationship, between you and your employees, to not only accommodate shifting expectations, but to stay ahead of them. We partner with forward-thinking organizations to re-envision the role of the employer and re-design how employees work and live.
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