St. James's Place

October 25, 2023

Actuarial Graduate


Discover Your Path with St. James's Place

At St. James's Place (SJP), we're dedicated to shaping our clients' financial futures through personalized, face-to-face financial advice. Our Partnership, a network of expert advisors, helps our clients trust us with their money to reach their financial goals. We value diversity and believe that diverse teams enable us to innovate and problem-solve effectively. Join us to make an impact and contribute to our culture, which is built on long-term relationships, ethical choices, and striving to be the best versions of ourselves.

Actuarial Graduate Opportunity at a Glance

As an Actuarial Student at SJP, you'll embark on a journey to achieve IFoA qualifications alongside your work. We offer a generous study package and support from a team with a long history of helping graduates obtain these qualifications. You'll have the chance to rotate through different divisions demanding actuarial expertise. These 18- to 24-month placements cover traditional and non-traditional actuarial areas, including Financial and Capital Modelling, Research and Development (R&D), Risk Management, Data Analytics, and Transformation.

Your Role and Responsibilities

During your journey to qualification, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Draft Reports and Communicate: You'll engage with key stakeholders, drafting reports and effectively communicating with your team.
  • Model Design and Efficiency: You'll design models, redefine processes, and enhance efficiencies across actuarial divisions within SJP, employing a variety of data tools like spreadsheets, R, and SQL.
  • Product and Business Insights: Develop a deep understanding of SJP products and our business model.
  • Project Support: Contribute to project delivery, ensuring effective and efficient business operations.
  • Relationship Leadership: Engage in conversations with various collaborators within the business to identify potential risks, refining your relationship leadership skills.

Requirements: Is This Your Path?

To qualify for this role, you should:

  • Be on track to achieve or have achieved a 2:2 in any subject, with strong mathematical ability.
  • Preferably hold a math-based degree such as Actuarial Science, Maths, Economics, Engineering, Physics, or related fields. However, strong mathematical skills, such as demonstrated by strong Maths A-level results, in other degrees will also be considered.
  • Enjoy problem-solving and analytical thinking, with confidence in mathematical equations and spreadsheet functions.

Flexible Working

We embrace and accommodate different working styles and environments to support our employees. Your unique lifestyle and career stage are valued, and we encourage flexibility where possible.

Why Choose St. James's Place?

  • Great Pay: Enjoy a competitive annual salary of £30,000.
  • Work-Life Balance: Embrace a fulfilling work-life balance with 2-3 days of office work and 37.5 hours over 5 days.
  • Additional Benefits: Access our Advantages scheme for exclusive offers and discounts, plus a subsidised on-site restaurant.
  • Training and Support: Settle into your role with the help of training and mentorship.
  • Sustainability and Ethics: We emphasize sustainable and ethical practices.
  • Personal Growth: Develop soft skills such as relationship building, effective communication, and self-confidence.
  • Inclusive Culture: Our inclusive culture values diverse backgrounds and experiences, empowering all employees to be their authentic selves.

Ready to Make a Difference?

To kickstart your journey with us, apply today via the link below. Our recruitment process includes an application form, Job Focussed Assessment (JFA), online video interview, and a face-to-face assessment center.

We'll be in touch with you soon. As a regulated business under the FCA, we advise you to acquaint yourself with the conduct regulations and consumer duty obligations before your interview with SJP.

Join St. James's Place for a Bright Future!

SJP believes in promoting equal opportunities in employment. Regardless of your background, we welcome your application if you believe you're a good fit for the role, even if you don't meet all the criteria. Apply now and embark on a promising journey with us!

Application Deadline: 16th December 2023

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