Actuarial Graduate Programme

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  • Salary: Not specified
  • Closes: 22 October 2022

In Summary

Maths can have the predictive powers of a crystal ball (seriously) and we want someone who can wield them. Do you think you’re up to the task? Then we want to hear from you!

Job Description

Actuaries aren’t just good at maths. They’re also whizzes at solving problems, and they save our customers from losing out by assessing risks and avoiding unnecessary ones. As an actuary, you will be experiencing and shaping each department and area of our business. In other words, you’ll be the thought behind every number and help craft how we operate. Think you can step up to the plate?  

Your role, more specifically:

Every 18-24 months, you’ll move to a different actuarial team where you will pick up new skills and make a huge impact. We’ll help you to achieve the class of Fellow with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) – which means you’ll become a fully qualified actuary and gain your master’s equivalent qualifications too! We’ll seek to get you through your training in 4-5 years, with the help of your line manager, buddy and your qualified mentor. 

What else is in it for you?

  • A starting salary of £26k plus pay rises each time you pass key exams
  • A Level 7 Apprenticeship qualification (equivalent to a master’s, minus the fees)
  • Internationally recognised training
  • Up to 50 days of paid study leave
  • A free qualification with the IFoA (when we say free, we mean we’ll pay for it!)
  • 29 days’ holiday
  • Pension
  • Discounted Aviva products
  • A discretionary bonus
  • Flexible working  

What do we need from you?

  • 2:1 degree in a STEM or numerical subject
  • 3 A-levels from previous study (not including General Studies), with at least a B in maths
  • A passion for numbers and problem-solving
  • A curious and courageous mentality
  • Outstanding leadership and communication skills
  • Outstanding creative thinking and problem-solving skills  

Where you will be based 

We have Actuarial grad roles in Bristol and York . They are beautiful, buzzing towns in which to embark your career and once you’ve qualified, you will have the chance to broaden your horizons in any of our offices around the UK, or maybe even further a field. But you might not need to be in the office every day. At Aviva we ask our teams to think about when they work in the office and when they choose to work at home. This will vary depending on your role, and your personal circumstances. We call this Smart Working. When you move to each new assignment take time to discuss this with your Leader and agree what works for you, the business and the organisation.   

A bit about us   

We’re a leading international insurance, savings, retirement, and investment business. When the worst happens, we’re here to put the wrongs right. You might be thinking that we’re just another boring, corporate firm. But we don’t all wear suits and shiny shoes here. We’re proud to be different and just like our customers, our people are a mix of cultures, genders, and ages.   

Like the sound of us? Then we like the sound of you.  Apply today

Press “apply” to be taken through to our online application where you will answer a short questionnaire about your motivations. You will also be able to attach your CV. If you match our criteria, we’ll send you some numerical and critical reasoning tests. Pass those and you’ll have a video interview. The final stage will be a virtual assessment day where you’ll do tasks where you can show us what you are good at and what you enjoy.   

Impress us there and we will offer you a role to start 4th July 2022

Additional Information

Proud to be diverse

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Just send us an email once you’ve applied stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll make sure we interview you. We’d love it if you could submit your application online but if you require an alternative method of applying, please contact the recruitment team by sending an email to

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role. 

  • Scheme Type: Graduate
  • Date Added: 07 October 2021
  • Start Date: 4th July 2022