What is Actuarial - Life insurance at EY?

From emerging markets to tech driven disruption, there are lots of new challenges facing the insurance industry. As part of the EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) Insurance Risk and Actuarial Services team, we offer planning and strategic solutions to help clients manage risks and grow.

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: Bristol, Edinburgh and London.

What will you be doing?

  • Writing reports, communicating with clients and presenting your work
  • Developing dashboards, producing visualisations and performing analytics to support client needs
  • Contributing to actuarial audits, mergers and acquisitions, actuarial modelling and more
  • Communicating with people in our UK offices and across EMEIA

Are you eligible to apply?

You’ll need a minimum of Level 2/GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language & Maths, three A-levels (with an A in A-level Maths), 5 Highers or equivalent, and an honours degree (in a numbers-based subject like maths, statistics, actuarial, science, physics or economics) by the time the programme starts.


Professional qualifications

with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries


Graduate programme lasts two years however, EY will provide continuing support and training to help graduates qualify as actuaries, which typically takes 3-5 years in total.


Dependent on location, salaries start from £27,600 per year

What's it like?

Hiren enjoys the day-to-day variety of responsibilities he’s had during his first year at EY. Hear more about his experience in our Actuarial – Life insurance graduate programme.

How's it structured?

First up, you’ll do an EY induction before jumping into the deep end and working on real client projects. Your team will be on hand to support you as you learn to analyse client data, write up findings into reports and create client presentations to communicate EY’s recommendations. By your second year, you may even be responsible for supervising and reviewing the work of junior consultants in the team. You may also have the opportunity to work on projects in other actuarial areas (general insurance and pensions) too.

Throughout the programme, you’ll study for actuarial professional exams (supported by a generous allowance) and have many opportunities to join training events and conferences, too. By the time the graduate programme is over, you’ll have a firm understanding of how to use analysis and modelling techniques in order to understand our clients’ businesses and the issues affecting them. Best of all, you’ll be well on your way to qualification and gaining the knowledge and experience needed to win business for EY, lead projects and progress to more senior positions.

Meet our graduate Dario

You will work closely with the Pensions and General Insurance Actuarial teams - let's hear some of our graduates.

Challenging work across industries - Rachel

As part of the Pensions & Investment team in Actuarial, Rachel works with a wide variety of FTSE 250 companies.

Sam's story

As part of the General Insurance actuarial team Sam has the opportunity to work with an array of different clients - including both commercial and personal lines general insurance companies.

What about the extras

Discounted gym memberships, interest-free loans, generous pension plans – there are lots of perks to being a grad at EY.

Where do you want to be?

Our Actuarial - Life insurance graduate programmes are based in cities throughout the UK.

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: Bristol, Edinburgh and London.

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