EY Actuarial Graduate Programmes - East Midlands


Actuarial Graduate Programmes

Learn how to deliver strategic solutions to clients big and small, enabling them to reach their business goals. And embark on a career journey you can own, shape and grow.

About the programme

We’re more than your average actuarial consultancy. As well as delivering for our clients in the traditional actuarial areas, such as reserving, pricing and capital modelling, we operate as part of the wider EY Consulting business. This gives our team the opportunity to work on wider projects including underwriting and finance transformation, implementation of technology, sustainability, strategy, risk management, analytics and capital optimisation. So, no matter where you want to take your career, you’ll have plenty of room to explore your options with us.

Did you know? We won the award for The Times ‘Graduate Employer of Choice’ in 2021 for our Actuarial work.

What will you be doing?

  • Analysing data to identify trends and insights, communicating with clients, writing reports and presenting your work.
  • Developing dashboards, producing visualisations and performing analytics to support client needs.
  • Contributing to actuarial audits, mergers and acquisitions, actuarial modelling and more.
  • Communicating with people in our UK offices and across EMEIA.

How is it structured?

We'll provide you with the support you need to understand how to analyse client data, spot trends and provide clients with insights. You'll build skills in writing up findings into reports and create client presentations that set out our findings and insights.

By your second year, you'll be responsible for supporting our new graduates and reviewing their work. You'll take on a bigger role on projects, building strong relationships with your clients. You may also work on projects in other actuarial areas (non-life insurance and pensions) too.

Throughout the programme, you’ll study for actuarial professional exams (supported by a generous allowance) and have many opportunities to join training events and conferences. By the time the graduate programme is over, you’ll have a firm understanding of how to use analysis and modelling techniques to understand our clients’ businesses and the issues affecting them. Best of all, you’ll be well on your way to a qualification and gaining the knowledge and experience needed to win business for EY, lead projects and progress to more senior positions.

Alongside our programme offering, we give you all the training and exposure to real-world work you could want. We also offer company-wide and programme-specific rewards that make all the hard work worthwhile. These include wellbeing initiatives, a free tech MBA, healthcare support, a pension scheme and more.

What programmes can you join?

  • Actuarial Life Insurance
  • Actuarial Non-Life Insurance
  • Actuarial Pensions and Investments

Technology in Actuarial

Technology plays a huge role in our team. We innovate and come up with creative solutions with the power to enhance client projects. Think cloud-hosted applications that use artificial intelligence to validate data and predict metrics. You can dive into amazing technologies every day – and pick up digital-first skills along the way. Enjoy the opportunity to think big while your team and our leaders support you to grow and deliver at your best.

This is where your adventure begins and where you have every opportunity to build an exceptional experience. Embrace the challenge as you help us build a better working world for everyone.

Are you eligible to apply?

We operate an open access policy, meaning we don’t screen out applications on your academic performance alone. You will, however, need to be working towards an honour’s degree in a numbers-based subject like Maths, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Economics, Computer Science or Technology, have a minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths, and three A-levels (with an A in A-level Maths)/Five Highers (or equivalent).

We welcome applications from all academic backgrounds and are looking for people who will succeed at EY today and tomorrow. That's why, through our recruitment process, your academic performance will be considered against your online assessment scores to determine your suitability for an EY role. We’re also proud to partner with RARE recruitment, so that your application can be processed in the context of your socio-economic background.

EY recognises that it has clear obligations towards all its people and the community at large to ensure that partners, employees and job applicants are afforded equal opportunities to enter employment and progress within the firm. As an employer committed to establishing an inclusive environment free from unlawful discrimination, the firm promotes the fair treatment of staff members and job applicants regardless of their sex, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, age or pregnancy/maternity status.

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