Graduate vacancies

Implementation Consultant – International Software Company

Actuarial Software role
Ref. GA 333

Company Background

FRS is a specialist international provider of investment administration, unit pricing and regulatory software to the life assurance market. The existing client base is spread across the UK, Ireland, Italy and the US and consists of both direct life company clients and business process outsourcers which service the life assurance market. The total value of assets administered on the software across the client base exceeds €100 billion.

Product Background

FRS’s product Invest|Pro™ is used by life assurance companies to manage the daily mission-critical investment trading process, investment valuations, charge and tax calculations, unit pricing, accounting and regulatory reporting for unit-linked collective investment funds and individualised portfolio arrangements for high net worth individuals

Role – Consultants

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing software company with blue chip international clients and a young workforce. The role will allow you to develop your consulting, project management, business analysis and IT skills working with global players in the insurance sector.

As an Implementation Consultant, you will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing our clients’ implementation of our software.
  • Analysing clients’ business processes.
  • Designing a package that will meet their individual requirements.
  • Assisting clients to deploy a more efficient and automated operating model that reduces manual intervention and operating risks.
  • Working with our development team to add new features to the software.
  • Performing automated tests of software designs to make sure they are fully optimised and fault free.
  • Taking on a variety of data migration and database upgrade projects to ensure our clients continue to provide the highest standards of service.
  • Supporting our clients through their testing, and training them on how to get the most from the software.

Our Consultants partner with our clients and drive efficiencies and reductions in operational risks in their business through our software implementations. In this role you will gain an in-depth knowledge of the day-to-day management of the asset side of an insurer’s balance sheet, an understanding of financial investments and financial instruments and market solutions for the defined contribution pensions industry. 

Candidates

This role would be suitable for graduates/candidates with the following qualifications and abilities:

  • A high level of numerical ability and problem solving ability, i.e.
    • A degree in a course with significant mathematical content; and
    • An A or B1 in Leaving Certificate honours maths; and
    • 500+ points in the Leaving Certificate
  • An interest in IT and an ability to quickly learn new software packages
  • Articulate with excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise in a fast paced environment
  • Good team player
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Must have absolutely fluent written and oral English
  • Must have Irish working visa

An interest in investment markets and some project management skills would be useful but are not essential.

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Actuarial Trainee

Hansard - actuarial vacancy
Ref. GA 976

Our History

Hansard Global Plc has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2006 and we have been providing innovative financial products and services for international clients since 1987. We are an international financial services group that manufactures, distributes and administers unit-linked life assurance products through an Isle of Man registered Company.
We are one of only two companies within the industry that has retained its original identity, focus and name since our formation in 1987.

There is a truly global feel to Hansard, with a workforce of over 200 employees based across the Isle of Man, UK, Ireland, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan and Dubai working together to achieve our goals.
Please visit Hansard.com for further information.

The Role
We are currently recruiting for an Actuarial Trainee.

Role overview:
This is an excellent opportunity in a very pleasant location for a trainee actuary to work in a highly supportive international actuarial environment within a global insurer. You would gain experience across the life product development, risk management, pricing, reserving and actuarial modelling areas, and enjoy a high degree of overlap between the role and the appropriate actuarial syllabus areas, in terms of progression to qualification.

Required experience:
• Maths / Actuarial or similar degree
• Some previous life insurance experience would be an advantage and an excellent package is on offer.

Closing date for applications: Friday 15th June 2018

Posted in Graduate vacancies |

Data Science Internship

Pramerica, Donegal
Ref. GA 2765

Job description

Data Science Internship

Internship Overview:

Each summer, Pramerica offer a limited number of Data Science Internships. The internships last over a 12-week period and take place at Pramerica’s headquarters in Letterkenny Co. Donegal.

Start date – early June 2018

The role of the Data Science Team is to build actionable predictive models to increase policy growth, customer satisfaction and retention, and reduce loss experience and potential fraudulent activity.

These Internships are a great way to kick-start your career, by having meaningful work experience and being part of a dynamic team within a great environment. We wish to extend this excellent opportunity to a number of students in 2018.

As a Data Science Intern you’ll be tasked with combining your creativity and analytical skills to solve some of the most complex problems in the US insurance & retirement market. This role provides a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of machine learning techniques within a leading edge environment, creating the tools that enable Prudential Financial to lead the industry.

The summer internship follows a structured program, completing a 4-6 week training project typically centered on building an end-to-end predictive model with guidance from senior data scientists.

During your internship you could be given projects across a diverse range of topics including estimating losses, simulating customer demand and predicting next best offer to make consumers.

  • You will be mentored by experienced Data Scientists who will help you gain a strong career foundation through daily training and coaching.
    • By the end of your internship you will have a thorough understanding of how analytical techniques are used to solve business problems.
    • You will be accountable for your work from start to finish and present your final results to Prudential Senior Management.
    • The internships will be 12 weeks in duration beginning in early June.
    • This will be a paid Internship.
    • Successful applicants will arrange and cover costs of accommodation etc. for Internship duration in Letterkenny Co. Donegal, Ireland.

Essential Criteria:

Candidates should be in 3rd or 4th year of, or, a graduate of, a Degree, Masters or PhD program in a quantitative degree and be on track to obtain at least a 2:1 or equivalent
• Minimum grade B in Leaving Certificate Higher-Level Mathematics or A-level Mathematics (or equivalent qualification)
• Excellent computer skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Click here to apply – https://www.pramerica.ie/careers/jobs/data-science/

Posted in Graduate vacancies, Intra (3rd year work experience) placements, Summer (2nd year work experience) placements |

Actuarial Internship

Internship with Irish Life
Ref. GA 2943

Student Placement Irish Life Corporate Business (Administration/Actuarial)

Fixed Term Contract – 4-6 months (May to September/November approximately, depending on your availability)

Based in Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

We currently have a great opportunity for a high achieving candidate to gain valuable, practical work experience within Irish Life.  We welcome applications from students from any analytical, commercial or actuarial degree background that has identified Insurance or Actuarial as a potential career path for them upon graduation.

We support an active work-life balance and offer a comprehensive package, including on-site gym and swimming pool, subsidised staff restaurant and flexible working hours.

Irish Life

Irish Life helps over 1 million people to plan for more secure futures. Our four main divisions are Irish Life Retail, Irish Life Corporate, Irish Life Health and Irish Life Investment Managers. The success of each of those businesses in the provision of life assurance, pensions and investment management is reflected in the fact that they are the leaders in each of their markets. We are committed to delivering the highest standards in everything we do, and the application of knowledge and expertise to make the complex more straight-forward.

Irish Life also has a strong commitment to its workplace environment and the community surroundings, with its office campus located at the heart of Dublin city. Irish Life won the 2017 Large Company award at the National Workplace Wellbeing Awards, and the Irish Life Choir were runners up in the 2017 National Workplace Choir of the Year competition.

Examples of the type of work you may be involved in include:

  • Benefit Calculations & Quotations
  • Spreadsheet maintenance
  • Customer Service
  • Project Work

 The Person:

The ideal candidates will possess the following skills & competencies:

  • Strong academic ability and making good progress through their studies.  Ideally on track for a degree (min. 2.1)
  • The ability to work within a team. Any previous work experience in a team setting will be considered favourably
  • Excellent communication interpersonal skills
  • Be highly numerate with an ability to meet challenging deadlines
  • Commercial awareness and problem solving skills
  • Good PC skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, (e.g. Word, Excel & Access)
  • Previous experience in a life or pensions office would also be an advantage

The competencies:

  • Technical Expertise/Business Knowledge
  • Delivering Superior Customer Satisfaction
  • Team Work and Cross-functional Collaboration
  • Planning and Organising
  • Problem Solving and Decision making

Application Process:

The company reserves the right to select a shortlist from the applications received. The selection process employed will be at the discretion of the company.

Irish Life Corporate Business supports equal opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Posted in Graduate vacancies, Intra (3rd year work experience) placements |

Investment Consulting Graduate Programme – Analyst

Actuarial Graduate
Ref. GA 4867

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 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. 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. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

The Business

Our sophisticated approach to risk helps clients free up capital. We work in close concert with investors, reinsurers, and insurers to manage the equation between risk and return.  Blending advanced analytics with deep institutional knowledge, we reveal new opportunities to maximize performance.

The Investment business aims to create sustainable competitive advantage for clients in their investment portfolios. This is delivered to clients by providing expert advice on their investments and decision-making processes, making investment decisions on their behalf through delegated investment services and providing investment tools.

Our clients are a diverse range of institutional investors, including large pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations and family offices. As a trusted partner to over 1,200 clients, we advise on over $2.2 trillion of global assets and have discretion over more than $75 billion of assets globally.

Clients require portfolios that are tailored to their goals, are cost effective and deliver strong returns with controlled risk.  As an innovative firm with multi-asset capability and a fiduciary mindset, the team can change the way clients govern themselves and invest as well as influence the way the investment industry operates – our ethos is ‘Changing Investment for the Better.’

The Role

*** Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year*** 

Closing Date: 31st January 2018    Location: Dublin

Salary: Competitive 

Candidates must be eligible to work in the EEA on a permanent basis without sponsorship

You will be part of a collaborative team, working alongside some of the industry’s top consultantsYou will work on a wide variety of projects working for sophisticated clients, including many household names.

The investment business offers a range of career paths to suit individual skills and interests.  Whether your career path focuses on deep research of global asset classes, managing risk through sophisticated modelling, improving investment outcomes though expert advice or implementing innovative investment solutions, you will be supported in achieving either a CFA or Actuarial qualification.

We support graduates to develop a broad range of technical and soft skills. This breadth of knowledge across the investment spectrum will allow you to identify which topics you find most interesting and explore them further.

As part of a forward thinking organisation you will work in an inclusive environment that recognises the importance of diversity of thought in achieving success.  Whilst working hard and having fun our ultimate mission is to create better outcomes for beneficiaries and ensure fairness for asset owners.

Learning and development

We are committed to providing continuous professional development to all of our colleagues. For graduates specifically, we provide:

  • An induction process where you can learn what our business does, what resources are available, and who the other new graduates are
  • A series of investment-specific classroom trainings (both technical and soft-skills)
  • On-the-job experiences allowing you to see the immediate impact of your work
  • Opportunities to work on a diverse range of client projects with experience professionals
  • A formal mentorship programme in addition to your individual people manager
  • Rotation opportunities (between teams and/or regions)
  • An on-demand and comprehensive catalogue of online skills training
  • Quarterly analyst-specific business updates

We will continue to provide additional support for you throughout your career at Willis Towers Watson.

Study support

Graduates also receive a highly competitive study support package for Actuarial or CFA exams. This package includes:

  • Study materials and tutorials
  • Exam sitting fees
  • Generous paid study leave
  • Membership fees
  • Mentorship

Salary increases for exam success (on top of potential increases awarded as part of annual review)

The Requirements

Minimum 2:1 degree and 450 leaving cert points, with an A or B grade in Maths & English or equivalent qualifications

Apply via this link – https://careers.willistowerswatson.com/en-US/job/investment-consulting-graduate-programme-dublin/J3J4Q86Z6N1418XG6TM

Start date for the  Graduate Programme will be the end of August 2018.

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Insurance Consulting Graduate Programme – Analyst

Actuarial Graduate
Ref. GA 4866

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 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. 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. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

The Business

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

*** Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year*** 

Closing Date: 31st January 2018    Location: Dublin

Salary: Competitive 

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.

What Will I Be Doing Day to Day?

As a project based business, no two days are the same. Our graduates will start to experience this straight away, and see this continue as their careers develop.

Graduates will tend to be involved in 2-3 client projects at any one time. You will be involved in regular project meetings which will help you to understand the overall project and where your work fits in as well as providing a space for you to report your progress and raise issues. Being able to communicate your technical work to others who may not be familiar or involved is the key foundation for every actuarial consultant.

Depending on the project and client you may also get involved in communicating with peers at the client’s office, working directly alongside clients or attending meetings/calls.

Our graduates experience training during the first few months of joining Willis Towers Watson, which supplements a steep curve of on-the-job learning.

Career Path and Study Support

The learning curve in the first few years is challenging as you gain understanding of the market, the clients, the products, our business offering, develop consulting skills and of course actuarial techniques and knowledge.

As you progress, you will get more deeply involved in supporting research and product development. We pride ourselves in always being ahead of the game in our market – we need to know the next client issue or driver of change before it happens.

You may also be responsible for selling business and managing projects to deliver the best solutions for our clients’ problems, on budget, on time and to the highest quality.

On successful completion of the exams, graduates become a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Willis Towers Watson offers a complete and flexible study support package that includes:

  • Membership fees of the Actuarial profession
  • Providing study materials for each exam such as course notes, sample questions, past paper questions, mock exams and revision notes
  • Paying for tutorials for each exam
  • Cost of sitting each exam and a re-sit attempt if required study leave – roughly one day per week
  • A large body of students working through the same exams, as well as qualified actuaries willing to lend their supportGraduates receive salary increases for each exam passed in addition to increases that may be awarded as part of your annual salary review. 

The Requirements

Minimum 2:1 degree and 450 leaving cert points, with an A or B grade in Maths & English or equivalent qualifications. 

Apply via this link – https://careers.willistowerswatson.com/en-US/job/ict-actuarial-insurance-graduate-programme-dublin/J3Q4ZJ5ZRNGXWBQHZ30

Start date for the Graduate Programme will be the end of August 2018.

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Global Data Services Analyst Graduate Programme

Actuarial Graduate
Ref. GA 4865

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 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. 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. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

The Business

High-performing institutions cultivate and grow talent, carefully balancing costs and rewards. From employee benefits to executive compensation, we take a rounded perspective, based on leading-edge thinking, data, analytics and software, unearthing new ways to motivate people, foster wellbeing and implement solutions that work.

The Role

*** Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year*** 

Closing Date: 31st January 2018    Location: Dublin

Salary: Competitive 

Candidates must be eligible to work in the EEA on a permanent basis without sponsorship

You will work as part of a team on a wide variety of complex projects. You will serve as a key resource for the consultant in charge of each of your engagements by performing many intricate aspects of the client work. As you grow and gain more expertise, you will become a key contact for the client. You will work alongside some of the industry’s top consultants on client projects including many household names.  Our clients include well-known companies in the FTSE 100 and 250 indices as well as with privately-held companies and public service organisations. We work across a wide range of sectors.

You will have immediate exposure to real client assignments which will draw on your imagination and creativity as well as your ability to analyse data, draw conclusions and present results. These experiences will help build your technical knowledge and overall industry expertise while you benefit from more structured learning interventions. 

The Requirements

Minimum 2:1 degree and 450 leaving cert points, with an A or B grade in Maths & English or equivalent qualification

Apply via this link –

https://careers.willistowerswatson.com/en-US/job/global-data-services-analyst-graduate-programme-dublin/J3H6JF60LQ7G2DLC88Ts

Start date for the Graduate Programme will be the end of August 2018.

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Retirement Graduate Programme Dublin

Actuarial Analyst - Retirement Practice
Ref. GA 4532

Willis Towers Watson Dublin

*** Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year***

Closing Date: 31 st January 2018
Location: Dublin
Salary: Competitive

Candidates must be eligible to work in the EEA on a permanent basis without sponsorship

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.

There is no typical day for a Retirement graduate. One day you can be calculating actuarial values for individuals – from pension scheme members involved in divorce cases to high profile individuals’ pensions for publication in a company’s accounts. The next day you can be drafting a report to tell a FTSE 100 Finance Director what the value of his company’s pension scheme is so he can work out whether a merger will go ahead or not. This is why Retirement consultants demonstrate great flexibility, good consulting and communication skills, the ability to plan work effectively and a strong desire to solve challenging problems.

Career path and Study Support

Over the first two years, you will learn the basics. The skills you learn on the job will be supplemented by the actuarial exams and an extensive two-year graduate training course. This involves about a dozen training courses (usually two days each) that will develop your technical and consulting skills. Training continues throughout your time at Willis Towers Watson – you will typically receive two training courses a year in the next four or five years and further training as required after this.

Client contact will come early – through pension scheme administrators and a company’s internal pension team – and will increase as you become more senior. Within five years, you may be attending client meetings and running Trustee training sessions on your own. After this, the role develops into being a main adviser or Scheme Actuary, taking responsibility for the client relationship. There are also opportunities to manage other associates, train other associates and become an account manager as your career progresses.

Graduates in Retirement study for the actuarial exams of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. On successful completion of the exams, graduates become a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Willis Towers Watson offers a complete and flexible study support package that includes:

  • Membership fees of the Actuarial profession
  • Providing study materials for each exam such as course notes, sample questions, past paper questions, mock exams and revision notes
  • Paying for tutorials for each exam
  • Cost of sitting each exam and a re-sit attempt if required study leave – roughly one day per week
  • A large body of students working through the same exams, as well as qualified actuaries willing to lend their support


Graduates receive salary increases for each exam passed in addition to increases that may be awarded as part of your annual salary review.

Job Requirements The Requirements

Minimum 2:1 degree in a numerate discipline and 128 UCAS points (2017 tariff) or equivalent qualifications OR

2:1 degree and 128 UCAS points (2017 tariff) including A-Level Maths grade A/B or equivalent qualifications

Start date for the UK Graduate Programme will be the end of August 2018.

Apply by clicking on this linkhttps://careers.willistowerswatson.com/en-US/job/retirement-graduate-programme-dublin/J3K5TM5Z0QPCWCGWTLC?source=Indeed.com&sourceType=PREMIUM_POST_SITE

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Life Insurance Consulting Analyst

Maths-based degree graduate
Ref. GA 4878

Entry level actuarial role available, ideally suited to a maths, physics or engineering graduate looking to start their actuarial exams and career.  Immediate start (October or November 2017).

Acumen Resources specialises in the recruitment of the following professionals:
Chief Actuary | Head of Actuarial Function | Actuarial Director | Actuarial Function Holder | CRO | CFO | Actuarial Manager | Valuations Actuary | Product Development Actuary | Pricing & Reserving Actuary | Solvency II Actuary | Life Insurance Actuary | General Insurance Actuary | Non Life Actuary | Pensions Actuary | Investment Actuary | Capital Modelling Actuary | Capital Management Actuary | Risk Management Actuary |  Enterprise Risk Management Actuary | Newly & Nearly Qualified Actuary| Part Qualified Actuary | Trainee Actuary| Actuarial Trainee | Student Actuary | Actuarial Graduate | Dublin | Ireland

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