KPMG 2024 Actuarial Graduate Programme
Location Nationwide
Starts ASAP
Deadline 31 Aug 2024

Join the KPMG Actuarial Graduate Programme

KPMG in the UK is part of a global organisation of independent firms that offers Audit, Consulting, Deal Advisory, Tax & Law and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 people, we turn insights into opportunities, making a positive difference for business, people, communities.

What you will be doing

What is Consulting?

Our Consulting teams immerse themselves in our clients’ businesses, applying sector knowledge and technological solutions to help companies grow and thrive. We offer programmes across a range of areas, such as Customer, Risk & Regulatory, People, Financial and Operational Transformation through to Forensic Technology. We’re proud to share that we’ve been rated a top management consultancy in the Financial Times’ rankings for six year’s running, based on the recommendations of clients and peers.

KPMG Actuarial Graduate Programme

As expert advisors, our Actuarial team helps organisations within the insurance industry to manage financial risk. It's work that makes a meaningful and positive difference for our clients. Joining this programme, you’ll use detailed analysis of past events to create accurate models of the future, advising on their financial implications.

You have two areas you can consider: Life Actuarial Services and General Insurance.

In Life Actuarial Services, you’ll learn how to provide advice to the Life Insurance industry, which in turn provides investment-related products (such as workplace pensions) or protection products (such as critical illness cover). You’ll advise on various practical business issues, including strategic planning, transactions and risk optimisation, and work with UK and overseas clients such as life insurance companies, reinsurance companies, venture capital firms, industry regulators, investment banks and retail banks.

General Insurance covers the spectrum of business and personal risks, with types of insurance ranging from standard car and house to more exotic insurances covering satellites, oil rigs or hurricane damage. As part of the team, you might be working on start-ups and close-downs of insurance businesses, transactions, risk modelling, capital management liability valuation and catastrophe modelling. On either option, you’ll work with some of the biggest companies in the UK and global insurance market.

This programme is highly technical and suited to graduates who are numerate, ambitious and able to communicate complex ideas. We look for graduates who are studying an honours degree or postgraduate degree in a numerical or analytical subject (for example Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Statistics or Data Science). You will need to be motivated to qualify as an Actuary and have a strong interest not just in producing detailed analyses, but also understanding and communicating the commercial implications of complex topics.

You’ll have the opportunity to do work that really matters and build a varied career.

What you will get

Training and Benefits

With the KPMG community by your side, you’ll have the support to grow in your own way, gaining learning for a lifetime. You’ll have access to funded, relevant professional qualifications or accreditations and an extensive programme of internal training geared towards your career and personal development.

We offer a competitive salary and a host of great benefits too, including 25 days’ holiday, study leave and a day off on your birthday. What’s more, you can take up to six days of time off to take part in volunteering initiatives.

Our firm’s hybrid working model balances the flexibility of working from home with the importance of collaborating and learning in offices or at client sites. We trust our people to be where our clients need them to be, with our client-facing colleagues working together in person as often as needed. You’ll be empowered by the technology that supports us to work flexibly and our collaborative office spaces, building friendships and shared experiences, innovating, and learning together.

Seeing the whole picture

KPMG is a place where you can be yourself and give your best - whoever you are and whatever your degree background. We look at more than just your academic results and will also consider your strengths, values and motivations. See the specific programme page on our Careers Portal for entry requirements and our ‘How to Apply’ section for detailed application guidance.

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Learn more about KPMG

We are KPMG

Life at KPMG means being part of a fast-moving, intellectually challenging and supportive community, where graduates and undergraduates are empowered to learn, grow and thrive.


KPMG in the UK is part of a global network of member firms. 

Over the last 150 years our UK firm has supported businesses to grow, supported our people to achieve and supported our communities to thrive. Our largest practice is Audit, which provides independent challenge and delivers quality audits to organisations of all shapes and sizes. In Tax & Legal, Consulting, Deal Advisory, Technology & Engineering and KPMG Business Services, we work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients to help them solve some of their most complex business challenges.

From joining, graduate and undergraduate trainees at the firm will undertake intellectually-stimulating work, alongside some of the brightest minds in business. You’ll gain exposure to a range of sectors and companies, from the biggest multinationals through to the most innovative start-ups.

Our colleagues come from all sorts of degree disciplines and backgrounds, bringing diverse perspectives, but sharing a natural curiosity, a desire to work together and explore new ideas, inspire change and deliver exceptional results.

Technology & Engineering is a rapidly growing part of our firm and is fundamental to everything we do. You’ll have access to advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence and the latest Cloud tools. For example, in Audit, KPMG tools, such as KPMG Clara, our progressive global collaboration and analytics tool, enables our Audit teams to provide quality insights and consistency across all audit engagements.

We have a simple vision: to be the clear choice for our clients, our people and the communities we work in. You’ll benefit from funded professional qualifications or accreditations relevant to your programme, and the support you need to build a rewarding career. With volunteering days and numerous community initiatives, you’ll be encouraged to make a difference beyond the office, too.