Actuarial Apprenticeship 2019
Job title: Actuarial Apprentice
Apprenticeship duration: 36 months, with the potential for an exciting career with Zurich on successful completion.
Are you ready to learn, quickly? Do you flourish with responsibility? Will you show us what you can do, if we give you the chance?
If you’re looking for a challenging, dynamic work environment with recognition and rewards for your creativity, innovation and determination, work with us.
A Zurich apprenticeship is an opportunity to join a global company that has a real desire to make a difference to our customers, whilst developing new technologies to help them protect what they love most.
Our Actuarial Apprenticeship is a phenomenal opportunity for someone with an aptitude for numbers who would like to start a career with one of the world’s most successful insurance companies. You’ll be able to earn and learn in an apprenticeship role that will give you a real job with real responsibility from day one in a truly global company.
Working in three specialist areas; Pricing, Reserving and Risk our Actuaries work closely with the business to better understand the financial impacts and risks that our customers and the business face. They ensure we are in a position to deliver on our promises when the time comes, using maths and statistics to provide business insight.
This opportunity offers you a dynamic environment, where you will provide actuarial and administrative support. You can expect to be undertaking basic data gathering, analysis and modelling. You’ll also be providing support for a range of actuarial activities, including experience studies, research and model development.
Our apprenticeships cater for a variety of different skillsets and interests and you’ll receive all the training, support and experiences you will require to set you on your way to a successful career with us.
The key skills you will require for this role include:
- Strong numeracy and data knowledge skills
- Appetite to develop your knowledge and achieve professional qualifications
- The know-how to handle varying workloads and pressures
- Effective personal planning and organisation
- The ability to work in a team
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
To be successful in this role, you’ll need:
- At least 112 UCAS points (or equivalent) from 3 A-level subjects, excluding general studies, including minimum B-grade in Mathematics A-Level to be eligible for the Actuarial apprenticeship.
- A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 including Math’s and English Language to be eligible for the apprenticeship
- To be prepared to study towards the ‘Certified Actuarial Analyst’ qualification, certified by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
- A professional attitude with a positive ‘can do’ approach to your work
It’s a big challenge, but you’ll have a truly diverse network helping you. As an aspiring individual, you’ll be encouraged and guided to develop the skills you need. And as part of a diverse international team, you’ll have all the experiences required to learn and grow, both personally and professionally.
How do you feel about the things you truly love? Don’t you want to protect them in the best way possible? Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most.
At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Zurich is a workplace that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability, marital status, gender identity, pregnancy/maternity status and sexual orientation. Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.
So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported. Love what you do. Work for us.