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Become an Actuary
Learn from hands-on coaching and an outstanding variety of work, picking up business, personal and technical skills you can use across the network, and throughout your career.
What you will be doing
Actuaries work with uncertainty. Join us and you’ll help clients analyse how future events could affect them. This could be anything from a corporate take-over to a major natural disaster. You might be calculating the impact of changing demographics or legislation on pension schemes; the effects that changes in financial markets have on different organisations; or how likely a business is to be hit by an earthquake.
You’ll study with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Once, you’ve completed the exams, you’ll then be fully qualified and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Actuarial services you’ll advise clients from various industries with issues such as solvency, reserving, economic capital, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, company restructuring and de-risking, financial modelling, underwriting, new legislation, the viability of new products and the efficiency of claims or reporting processes.
Pensions you'll help clients develop and implement their pension strategy or benefit schemes, consult on how they should manage both liability and asset risks within their pension plans, negotiate with trustees on how to fund schemes, design plans to help employees save for retirement, advise on potential mergers or acquisitions, and account for their pension schemes.
Reward and Employment you’ll help companies work out how to incentivise and reward their employees. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you’ll draw on your problem-solving skills to advise clients in this complex and challenging area.
What you will have
At PwC we no longer use UCAS tariff as an assessment tool for the majority of our undergraduate and graduate opportunities. However, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries require you to have:
You have minimum Grade C in A Level mathematics or equivalent (Depending on your degree subject this A level requirement may be dropped)
You have a second A Level in any subject at a minimum Grade C
You have achieved or are on target for a 2:1 in any degree discipline
Company benefits: Competitive salary • Training • Tailored benefits scheme
We are PwC
We have graduate and undergraduate opportunities in Assurance, Actuarial, Consulting, Deals, Legal, Tax or Technology.
Our aim is to be ‘the leading professional services firm’, and to achieve this we must be innovative, responsible and attract outstanding people.
Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients, helping them tackle business challenges and improving how they work.
With almost 18,000 employees at offices UK-wide, attracting the right talent continues to be paramount and, as a progressive employer, we continue to develop a diverse and agile workforce who feel empowered to be the best they can be. This includes supporting different ways of working, with ‘Everyday Flexibility’ allowing our people to better balance work and life, and ‘dress for your day’, where employees decide what’s appropriate given their daily responsibilities.
Opportunities are at the heart of a career with PwC.
Graduates and undergraduates can expect to be part of a stimulating environment working on challenging projects where you’ll have access to a world of opportunity and experiences, in a culture that embraces difference. No matter what your degree or background, PwC have a range of roles to suit everyone.
We look for talented people eager to learn, with business awareness, intellectual and cultural curiosity. Trainees can develop and grow within a supportive and nurturing learning environment - in some business areas, this could mean working towards a professional qualification.
Whatever your route, we are focused on our people achieving their full potential, where hard work and accomplishments are recognised and rewarded with a competitive salary and a tailored, flexible benefits scheme.