What is Actuarial – Pensions & Investments at EY?

A fast-changing world can create a lot of opportunity for businesses, but it also creates new risks. We help clients across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) with pension accounts, to identify and manage risks by asking the right questions, setting priorities and creating action plans.

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: Leeds and London.

What will you be doing?

  • Analysing data, writing reports, communicating with local and EMEIA-based clients and presenting your work
  • Building proposals for new business pitches
  • Completing actuarial audits of client pension accounts
  • Performing analytics and producing visualisations to support client needs
  • Supporting the investment governance and oversight team in selecting, monitoring and researching fiduciary managers

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


Our graduate programme lasts two years however, EY will provide continued 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?

Rachel was impressed by the variety of learning opportunities she had in her first year with us. Hear more about her experience in our Actuarial – Pensions 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 as you contribute to actuarial audits that review company pension accounts, help create client reports on the key pensions-related merger and acquisitions risks, help to assess the current investment structure of our clients' pension schemes and much more. 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 life insurance) 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 to understand our clients’ business and the issues affecting them. Best of all, you’ll be well on your way to gaining the knowledge and experience needed to lead projects and people, and progress to more senior positions.

Meet some of our graduates

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

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.

Changing the future of insurance - Hiren

As a member of our Actuarial – Life insurance team, Hiren gets to work with some of the largest life insurance companies, visit other countries and even influence the future of the industry.

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 – Pensions and Investments graduate programmes is offered in several cities around the UK.

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: Leeds and London.


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