Actuarial Apprentice with AON UK Ltd

Recruiter
AON Ltd
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£326.63 per week
Posted
11 Jan 2017
Closes
30 Apr 2017
Ref
VAC001156438
Specialism
Finance
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
A great opportunity for someone to kick start their career, gain valuable work experience and achieve an industry recognised qualification.

Did you know that UK companies have over £1 trillion invested in pension schemes? It's a huge sum but is it enough for them to meet their pension obligations in the future? Having provided expert pensions advice for over 60 years, our Actuarial Teams know exactly how to help companies and trustees answer that question.

Our teams are uniquely equipped to help clients manage the immediate and long-term risks involved in running a pension scheme.

Delivering client value drives everything we do at Aon. Likewise, it will drive everything you do as an Apprentice here. Your role will focus on client service administration, supporting the client management activities of more senior team members.

Get ready to make an instant impact as you demonstrate your passion for customer service. You'll quickly learn what we do as you build strong working relationships and develop valuable skills from day one. In return, you'll be fully supported to study for a qualification from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, to go with your salary and benefits package.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting client-facing advisory activities through accurate actuarial calculations
  • Preparing and checking data, carrying out audit trails and supporting one-off projects
  • Over time, helping to ensure our work complies with external professional requirements and our own internal quality standards
  • Learning quickly on the job, through formal training and from senior colleagues around you

Relationships

With Aon business leaders playing an active role in our development, you're encouraged to make the most of every networking opportunity open to you. The early relationships you build will include:

  • Your Apprentice network - you'll meet Apprentices from all areas of Aon in the UK, helping you navigate our business and grow a support network from day one
  • Your mentor - an experienced colleague who can help you out with career guidance, specific issues or any general thoughts or queries you have
  • Business seniors - many experienced colleagues will be actively interested and involved in your development
  • The Early Careers Team - here to help smooth the way, open doors and advise you on developing your knowledge, skills and prospects
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • A keen attention to detail
  • Familiarity with spreadsheets
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • True understanding the value of customer service
  • Clear aptitude for teamwork, planning and organising
Personal qualities
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure.
  • Planning, organisational and time management skills.
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Attention to detail
Qualifications required

260 UCAS points for pre 2017 exams, or 104 UCAS points for post 2017 exams, from three A-Levels or equivalent, including grade B or above in a Maths-related subject (e.g. economics)Five grade A*-C GCSEs including Maths and English or equivalents.

Future prospects All of our Apprenticeship roles are permanent positions with Aon, which means we invest in your long term future from day one. Once you have completed your Apprenticeship, your training and development does not stop there. You will continue to grow your career as an Actuarial Analyst and beyond, and be fully supported in continuing your studies towards the CAA qualification or moving onto the FIA (Fellowship and Institute of Actuaries) qualifications, dependant on your preference and career aspirations

Things to consider All applicants will be expected to: • Confirm their ability to travel to and from this place of work • Confirm their understanding of the apprenticeship scheme • Have a passion to study the qualification and a good understanding of the profession • Research the company before applying for this vacancy • Understand the job role and long term career opportunities PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.