Making a difference

We look for graduates with relevant degrees who are eager to join a firm where they can make a difference.

We would love for you to join our award-winning organisation and become part of our talented, friendly team. We're looking for ambitious individuals who relish the chance to share their skills and work in the actuarial, pensions, investment or insurance consulting professions. 

As a professional services consultancy, our teams use cutting-edge techniques and shared best practice to advise a range of stakeholders, helping them find tailored solutions to their challenges.

Seeking the best talent

To support our continued growth as an independent, resilient and evergreen business, we need talented, motivated and enthusiastic people to join our graduate programme.

Our graduates get early opportunities to work directly with clients and plenty of training to develop their technical and communication skills. At BW, you will thrive in a business which believes strongly in being supportive, developing its people and offering a good work/life balance.

Where will your career take you? In the longer term, as you establish a network of contacts across the business and develop your knowledge of our different consultancy businesses, we will support your continued progression.

More about careers at BW


Within our Actuarial Consulting and Insurance and Longevity Consulting teams, we support our Trainee Consultants to achieve the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) fellowship qualification – the highest level of qualification attainable within IFoA. 

If you join our Investment Consulting team, we will support study towards either the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or the IFoA qualification.

Our study support includes study days, financial support and an assigned study mentor. While the exams are challenging, our students have a better-than-average record of exam success. 


What to expect on our trainee actuarial and investment consultant graduate programme

You will get early opportunities to work directly with clients and will be given plenty of training to allow you to develop both technical and communication skills and allow you to build a good understanding of the different career paths open to you. 

Typical tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Actuarial calculations
  • Process and validate data for actuarial valuations and related calculations
  • Undertake preliminary valuation calculations
  • Prepare investment performance reports
  • Assist with the design and management of surveys and using statistical techniques in order to analyse and interpret the quantitative data collected
  • Preparation of draft client reports and advice
  • Assist with research, for example investment research
  • Support data analytic projects using programming languages such as R and create client dashboards
  • Work with Client Account Managers to assess the objectives and requirements of clients
  • General consultancy, dealing with clients’ and third-party telephone queries and day to day correspondence providing technical advice where needed 
  • Study for the actuarial exams (Institute and Faculty of Actuaries) to become a qualified actuary

Minimum requirements

Find out more

Actuarial summer internship

In your penultimate year of undergraduate study? Our 8-week internship gives you an insight into life as a Trainee Consultant.

Trainee Pension Management Consultant

New programme to support our growing business and attract bright and diverse graduates.

Trainee Pension Administration Consultant

Gain experience across a number of specialist pension teams during our 2-year programme.

Trainee Pensions Analyst

Our trainee Pensions Analysts work alongside experienced consultants within our Defined Contribution consulting team.

Graduate Software Developer

We recruit for recent graduates throughout the year across all our offices into trainee software roles.

Back to graduate careers


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Any questions?

 View some of our frequently asked questions below to help you start the application process.

Please feel free to contact our Early Careers Talent Acquisition Advisor here.