Working in First Actuarial’s actuarial team

What sort of people do we look for?

Whether we’re recruiting students, new graduates or experienced professionals, we’re interested in numerate problem-solvers – usually with a maths-related degree – who pay attention to detail and can work under pressure. If they’re graduate trainees, they have to be self-driven individuals, able to work full-time while studying for professional exams.

We also look for personable individuals who will fit in. These are team-based roles – you need to be able to work with other people, support junior staff, and be willing to work with senior professionals.

How does the actuarial team train and develop its staff?

New undergraduates undergo a 6-12 month training programme to build up basic skills and knowledge. Following that, professional development is mainly work-based. All our offices are open plan – even interns and new graduates sit next to senior professionals and have day-to-day access to partners. Everyone is happy to help.

Our actuarial trainees go through the exams of the IFoA (Institute and Faculty of Actuaries). First Actuarial provides a comprehensive study package, including paid study days, IFoA membership fees, exam materials and exam fees. And we reward exam success with pay rises.

Interested in joining First Actuarial?

Then look through our available positions, and find the job that will take you to where you want to be.

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Meet the actuarial team member

Megan Gill

Meet Megan

First Actuarial case studies

The Kennel Club

Concerned about the risk of an Employer contribution increase as a result of high liabilities, Trustees of the Kennel Club Pension Fund turned to First Actuarial.

“They’re extremely professional and helpful. Their input always seems sound, logical and well presented. First Actuarial handled the transition well, they provide us with helpful guidance, and have delivered what they promised when they pitched for the work.”



The RSPB was determined to minimise the impact of its new defined contribution scheme on employees, and appointed First Actuarial to support the transition and select a provider with strong ethical values.

“I would definitely recommend working with First Actuarial. Their consultants went over and above the call of duty to make sure the project progressed smoothly.”


Bolton Cares

Taking responsibility for care services previously provided by a local authority, Bolton Cares turned to First Actuarial for help in setting up a competitive and affordable DC pension scheme for its staff.

“They’ve been really helpful and professional throughout the project, and we’ll use them again if we need specialist advice.”

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