Graduate vacancies

Trainee Actuaries – Canada Life Europe

Actuarial Trainees
Ref. GA 4065

Full Time – FTC- 23 month

Based in Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Overview of Canada Life in Germany

In 2000, Canada Life launched into the German life insurance market, through Canada Life Assurance Europe Limited, with offices in Dublin and Germany. In 2003, Canada Life purchased Prudential’s business in Germany, and since then the German business has grown to have a significant share of its target segment within the German life insurance market.  Canada Life Europe focuses on pensions and individual protection products, offering a combination of unit-linked funds, unitised with profits funds and variable annuity business within its pension products.

As part of the continued investment in system development, we are now seeking to recruit Actuarial Trainee for 23 month contract role within the actuarial service team in Canada Life Europe.

The Position:

Managed by the Canada Life Europe Head of Actuarial Controls and based in Dublin, the Actuarial Services and Projects Team is responsible for maintaining the integrity of data held on the administration system and providing actuarial services to the business, both on an ongoing basis and as a key contributor to projects. This includes:

  • Performing calculation using spreadsheets to support the requirements of the business areas
  • Identifying and resolving data issues on the Administration system
  • Providing Actuarial support to any projects relating to existing business, maturity calculations, ongoing administration or system integrity

The successful candidate may be involved in any part of the above work of the Actuarial Services and Projects team.

The Person:

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • A degree (min. 2.1) in actuarial studies, mathematics or statistics
  • Experience of Prophet or PAXUS would be an advantage but not a necessity
  • Knowledge of programming would be an advantage
  • Be highly numerate
  • An analytical approach to problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Be very efficient in a team environment
  • German would be an advantage 

Application Process:

The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.

CLGS supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland

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Actuarial Analyst x4

Metlife GTO
Ref GA 4101

Job Location: Dublin

MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. It operates in nearly 50 countries worldwide and has circa 65,000 worldwide employees.

The Role

MetLife are now one of the largest employers of actuaries in Ireland with over 60 actuaries based in the office on Hatch Street. Over 60% of the actuaries in Dublin are part qualified and fantastic on the job training and study support is provided to ensure all employees progress towards becoming a fully qualified actuary. There are various actuarial teams based in Dublin working in areas including valuation, model development, experience studies & projections across a number of basis (Solvency II, Embedded Value & USGAAP), and there are lots of opportunities to move roles internally within MetLife in Dublin as you progress through your actuarial career here.

We are currently looking to recruit for new actuarial analysts to fill roles in different actuarial teams in Dublin.

Why join MetLife as a graduate actuary?

  • You would be joining one of the largest actuarial teams in Dublin where there are fantastic opportunities for development and progression internally
  • You gain exposure to different metrics including US GAAP, Solvency II and Embedded Value
  • Due to the large geographical area serviced by MetLife Dublin there will be fantastic opportunities to work on a broad range of product types, work across different countries and gain exposure to various modelling platforms such as Prophet, PathWise etc.
  • There are a large number of part qualified actuaries as well as recently qualified actuaries who will be of great support to you as you progress with your professional actuarial exams
  • MetLife also offers a very competitive study package to help you progress through your exams

Key Responsibilities: Depending on the team you join your responsibilities will focus around:

  • Production of valuation results for particular lines of business
  • Performing model developments to enhance the reporting capability of MetLife
  • Enhancing the governance, documentation, testing and control frameworks of MetLife’s valuation processes
  • Gain a thorough understanding of MetLife’s product range
  • Respond to business queries as they arise

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • The candidate will have a degree (min. 2.1) in actuarial studies, mathematics or statistics
  • Some CT exams completed/exemptions gained and be progressing towards qualification
  • Highly computer literate including working knowledge of MS Excel, Access and Word, and some actuarial software or programming experience is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills are essential as you will be liaising with a wide variety of stakeholders in different departments across EMEA

Business Category

Actuarial

Number of Openings

Four

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.”

MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

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Willis Towers Watson Core Business Graduate – Retirement Graduate Programme Dublin

Graduate role - Retirement & Employee Benefits
GA 3988

Retirement is part of our largest Line of Business, Human Capital and Benefits, helping companies tackle their pension needs.

The Role  

As a largely project based business, no two days are the same! As a graduate at Willis Towers Watson you will start to experience this straight away, and see this continue as your career develops.

Day to day work will include regular project meetings and you will work alongside some of the industry’s top consultants and on client projects including many household names.

In a nutshell, Retirement consultants calculate the cost of paying people’s pensions, communicate these values and discuss and provide advice around the consequences of these values. From day one, Retirement graduates will be involved in all stages of this process. You will work with different consultants across a range of client teams of varying sizes, meaning you will work with many people on contrasting challenges day-in day-out.

The Requirements

As a minimum when applying you should meet our entry criteria:

 2:1 expected numerate degree and 450 leaving certificate points with an A or B grade in Maths & English.

The Details  

Salary: Competitive

Study support: Full and comprehensive study support package provided for the Actuarial qualifications Location: Dublin

Please visit our website for the full job description. 

The Company  

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 39,000 employees in more than 120 territories. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Unlock your potential at Willis Towers Watson.

How to Apply

To apply please visit our website careers.willistowerswatson.com/studentsandgraduates

Start date for the UK Graduate Programme will be the end of August 2017.

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Willis Towers Watson Core Business Graduate – Insurance Graduate Programme – Dublin

Graduate Life Insurance role
GA 3876

In Insurance Consulting we advise and provide solutions to insurance companies on the assessment and management of risk. Our client base includes more than three-quarters of the world’s leading insurers. Whether in life or property and casualty insurance. However, we are increasingly being called upon as risk specialists across a variety of industries. 

The Role

A role in Insurance Consulting is stimulating, challenging, exciting and extremely rewarding. We require associates who are technically and mathematically minded, with the ability to solve intricate problems using innovative and proportionate approaches.

As consultants, it is not enough to have the technical skillset. The ability to communicate complex concepts to audiences from a variety of backgrounds is fundamental. We deal with actuaries, accountants, senior executives and other Board members. Each audience has different needs and knowledge and so we need to tailor our communications to suit.

We are looking for candidates that are excellent in their field and can apply their skillsets to work with clients to support them in their strategy and objectives. 

The Requirements   

As a minimum when applying you should meet our entry criteria:

    2:1 expected numerate degree and 450 leaving certificate points with an A or B grade in Maths & English. 

The Details

Salary: Competitive

Study support: Full and comprehensive study support package provided for the Actuarial qualifications

Location: Dublin.

Please visit our website for the full job description.

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 39,000 employees in more than 120 territories. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Unlock your potential at Willis Towers Watson.

How to Apply

To apply please visit our website careers.willistowerswatson.com/studentsandgraduates

Start date for the UK Graduate Programme will be the end of August 2017

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GRADUATE INVESTMENT/ACTUARIAL CONSULTANT

Graduate Investment / Wealth Consultant
GA 3444

Mercer is a leading global provider of consulting, outsourcing and investment services. Mercer’s global network of more than 20,000 employees, based in over 40 countries, helps ensure integrated, worldwide solutions.   Mercer’s consultants work with clients to develop solutions that address global and country-specific challenges and opportunities. Our consultants help clients design and manage health, retirement and other benefits. Mercer is a global leader in investment consulting and fiduciary management and provides investment related services to a wide range of clients including pension funds, insurers and private banks. In Ireland, Mercer employs over 500 employees in offices based in Dublin, and Cork.   Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With over 50,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $12 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit www.mercer.com.   Mercer’s Wealth business provides both retirement and investment consulting advice to a broad range of clients. There are opportunities for consultants to move within areas or to specialise in a particular field.  

Trainee Wealth Consultant

Job Overview

The successful candidate will help in the provision of retirement and investment consulting advice to a broad range of clients. The role will involve helping lead consultants manage client relationships and providing advice to trustees and employees on the operation of pension plans.

Responsibilities

  • Helping Consultants to manage a portfolio of clients on a day-to-day basis.
  • Overseeing / assisting in the production of ad-hoc and regular investment performance report.
  • Presenting investment updates at client meetings.
  • Liaising with colleagues across business lines to achieve successful investment outcomes for clients.
  • Overseeing implementation of changes to investment manager arrangements, investment strategy, etc.
  • Ensuring clients are kept informed of major developments in the industry and advised on developments that may impact their investment policies.
  • Pension plan design including assisting clients with the identification of their objectives and the implementation of strategies to achieve same.
  • Advising trustees and employees on the operation of pension plans.
  • Calculating benefits for pension plan members
  • Assessing the solvency and funding level of defined benefit pension schemes
  • Financial Accounting

Experience Required:

  • Proven track record of building strong working relationships with colleagues.
  • Comfortable dealing with client contacts.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Attention to detail is critical.
  • Understanding of pensions, investment markets and asset classes.
  • Strong project management skills. Proven ability to manage simultaneous projects and to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Proactive and goal orientated.

Qualifications

  • Third level qualification with a strong academic track record.
  • Would suit candidates who are working towards, or planning to work towards, the CFA or the Actuarial qualifications.
  • Should be willing to work towards the QFA qualification in the future.

I.T./Technical Skills

  • Possess strong IT skills. (in particular a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhausted list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.   Mercer is an equal opportunities employer

To apply, click here goo.gl/RRR7oG

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New Ireland Assurance – graduate programme 2017

Actuarial Trainee
GA 2311

Looking to make the best career decision?

Don’t miss the opportunity to work with New Ireland Assurance, a leading Irish owned business in the Life & Pensions market, located in the heart of Dublin, just off Grafton Street.

The Opportunity

New Ireland Assurance Company is the first wholly owned life assurance company to transact business in Ireland. We provide life assurance, pensions and investment solutions to individual and corporate customers.

We are looking for positive people with a winning mind-set who will innovate and grow with our customers.

What you can expect in return

With €15 billion worth of funds under management (March, 2016), you will be working in one of the largest actuarial departments in the industry. The Company has a strong culture of product innovation and your training will take place in one of our many actuarial teams, each offering a variety of different experiences. You will be involved in numerical analysis, gaining a deep understanding of Actuarial Principles and building commercial awareness of the life and pensions industry.

To support your professional development, you will receive full educational support from the company in pursuing the Actuarial exams. Our Actuarial study package is one of the most comprehensive in the market and includes study leave, support materials and a peer mentoring system. For your personal development, you will also have access to our award winning LearningZone facilities and in-house masterclasses.

We are interested in hearing from you if you have strong numerical and analytical skills and are a student/graduate of the following disciplines: Actuarial Science, Mathematics or similar (e.g. Physics) with a minimum 2.1 honours degree expected / achieved. You must also have achieved high results in Leaving Certificate Honours Maths.

The closing date for this application is 31st October 2016.

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VHI – Actuarial Analyst

Product & Business Development Actuarial team
GA 3211

We are seeking to appoint a full time permanent Actuarial Analyst in the Product & Business Development Actuarial team based in the Dublin office. This role will provide actuarial support to the underwriting and product development department, presenting the opportunity to acquire a wide range of experience in an exciting and dynamic business environment.

Actuarial Analyst

As part of the actuarial team the candidate would be expected to undertake the following tasks:

  • Pricing of new health insurance products and benefits
  • Assessing the financial impact of any pricing or product changes
  • Development and maintenance of pricing and profitability models
  • Assist in the development of actuarial processes and pricing strategies
  • Monitoring and reporting on product profitability
  • Provide general actuarial support to other lines of business

The ideal candidate’s experience and qualifications should include:

The applicant should hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject and where appropriate be making steady progress in the professional examinations.

  • Actuarial graduate with some progress/exemptions in the actuarial exams
  • Have clearly demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Technically proficient with industry software applications
  • Highly motivated with a proven ability to work under pressure either independently or as part of a team
  • Have proven research skills
  • Have proven financial skills
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills.

Applications should be submitted by the close of business on Monday 15th August quoting reference ActAnalyst2016. 

VHI is an equal opportunities employer.

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Actuarial Graduate – 12 month contract

Aviva Life is currently recruiting for one Fixed Term contract position for 12 months in our Dublin office for the Unit Fund Governance Team.

This role is to act as a Fund Governance Specialist for the Pensions & Investments Business. The role holder will report to the Fund Governance Team Lead and support the Head of Finance, both of whom are qualified actuaries, to provide commercial support to the Pensions & Investments Business. The role holder has responsibility for oversight of all aspects of fund governance for funds offered on the Irish platform.

About Role

The purpose of the role is to ensure that all funds are operated in a way which is consistent with any policyholder material and expectations of how the fund would be managed.

The role holder will need to develop and support appropriate governance structures to ensure that fund approvals are appropriate to customer needs and support the franchise value of the Company. The role holder will develop a sound understanding of the Aviva Pensions & Investments Strategic Business Unit, its products and the market environment.

The role holder will be required to engage and liaise with various fund managers who are on the fund platform so that a detailed knowledge and awareness of the funds can be developed. They will also need to build relationships internally to support an effective fund governance framework. The successful candidate will need good interpersonal skills along with the ability to communicate and influence at all levels. Unlike other traditional actuarial teams, this role provides the opportunity to interact with a wide scope of people, both internally and externally.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain actuarial experience, business experience and excellent knowledge of investment markets.

The Role holder will

  • Liaise with fund and relationship managers and other teams within Finance and Distribution to support an effective fund governance framework
  • Monitor fund performance and characteristics to ensure funds remain appropriate to maintain on the platform
  • Review the impact of fund modifications and implement actions required
  • Ensure fund literature (including key features such as risk ratings) are a true and accurate refection of the fund’s investments
  • Ensure that all regulatory requirements are met and any offering or material is compliant with relevant internal Group standards

About You

Ideally we would like the successful candidates to have an Actuarial degree with previous work experience as part of university work placement.

The role holder should have excellent communication skills. You will have strong commercial acumen coupled with a high level of financial understanding and awareness. You should have competent IT skills – in particular Excel spreadsheets are used extensively by the team.

An Actuarial graduate with some work experience preferably in a life insurance environment would be desirable.

To apply please click on this link – apply here

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Graduate 2016 vacancy

Actuarial Graduate vacancy
GA 705

Joseph G. Byrne and Sons Consulting Actuaries Limited is an Irish owned consultancy that has provided quality independent actuarial advice for 30 years.  Our business has grown predominantly through referrals from our clients and professional contacts. The business is based on a culture which aims to provide all of our clients with a high quality professional service through strong personal relationships. Our team of long established professionals provides a wealth of experience, independent pro-active advice on complex issues and most importantly a personalised service tailored specifically for our clients’ needs.

We have vacancies for Actuarial, Maths, Accounting, Business and Finance Graduates to assist our Actuaries in our Actuarial, Investment Consulting and Financial Planning practice.

Skills required

  • Strong team orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical/analytical skills
  • PC skills
  • Experience of work in a pension consultancy, insurance brokerage, financial planning house would be an added advantage

Applications are invited from:

  • Part qualified actuaries
  • Recently qualified graduates in any related discipline

Application deadline:  15/02/2016

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