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 closed. To be the first to find out about our 2020 opportunities, sign up now. 

What will you be doing?

  • Analysing data, writing reports, communicating with clients and presenting your work
  • 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




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.

Throughout the programme, you’ll study for actuarial professional exams (supported by a generous allowance) and have many opportunities to join informal training events and conferences, too. By the time it’s 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 gaining the knowledge and experience needed to win business for EY, lead projects and progress to more senior positions.

Meet our graduate Dario


Working in actuarial life insurance

Building a cash- flow model for a start-up or collaborating on EY strategy, Dario has worked on a range of projects since he started his graduate programme.

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.

Bristol, Edinburgh, London

Applications to this programme are now closed.


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