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Barnett Waddingham
0333 11 11 222

What are we looking for?

Are you confident and assertive? Do you have strong communication skills? Are you proactive in driving new ideas forward?

If so, we would love for you to join our award winning organisation where you will work with our closely knit and friendly teams. We are looking for ambitious individuals who would relish the chance to use all of these skills and work in the actuarial profession. You will also have the chance to use actuarial and risk management skills in newer exciting industry areas, such as wider consultancy to the Oil and Gas industry and our evolving Business Risk services.

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Who are we?

We are the UK’s largest independent provider of actuarial, administration and consultancy services.

From small beginnings in 1989, we now employ 1,200 staff – with eight offices around the UK. Our employees have a depth of expertise and a breadth of administrative skills, supported by the latest technology, allowing us to tackle a wide range of work – from advising small clients to dealing with large pension schemes and employers.

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Who we help

Corporate clients

We advise over 15% of the FTSE350 companies, solving our client’s pension’s challenges. We’re also branching into exciting new areas that provide the opportunity to use actuarial and risk management skills.

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Commonly known as trustees, we advise clients who look after pension schemes. On a day to day basis you would be working with client teams providing investment advice and advising on the finances of pension schemes.

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Insurance sector

We advise various insurance industries covering a range of services such as investment advice and longevity. Using cutting-edge techniques, we find solutions to business problems.

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Public sector

We advise local government authorities and other public sector organisations (police authorities, fire services, the NHS and teachers). We help them manage their pension scheme commitments.

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Our clients

We are proud to work with some of the UK's top companies

As our portfolio continues to grow, so does our workforce. Join us on our journey, where you will have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and be exposed to leading brands.

Doing the right thing

We want you to thrive in a business that is strongly supportive, develops its people and offers a good work/life balance. Our core values are fundamental to our unique culture.

At Barnett Waddingham, we’re all about doing things the right way. We treat each other fairly, with honesty, empathy and respect at all times. The future success of the firm depends upon our people. We encourage individuals to work collaboratively, share ideas and learn from each other – working together to achieve our common goals.

The benefits of working with us

Flexible benefits

Our total rewards package allows you to create a tailored benefits package. For example, buying and selling holiday, gym membership and private health care.

Study package

We provide you with the right tools to help you complete your exams, including financial support, study leave and a mentor that will offer valuable advice.


Passionate about developing our employees, we have an in-house training department that provide soft skills training. We also provide on-the-job technical training.


We believe that wellbeing is pivotal to employee performance so we offer contributions towards gym membership, an adjusted hours policy and sabbaticals.

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Hear from our people

Our philosophy and approach means that we are dependent on talented and well trained employees who enjoy working in a friendly and ambitious organisation.

As a firm of 1,200 people, our past growth has been significant since our creation in 1989 and we aim to continue this growth by recruiting people who share our values. Take a look at what some of our staff have to say.

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Awards and accreditations

Operating in highly competitive markets our focus on client service and commitment to innovation needs to stand up against independent scrutiny.

Our efforts are consistently recognised by some of the most influential organisations in the industry. We are extremely proud to be accredited by Best Companies, in conjunction with The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies survey. This award was received following an extensive series of questionnaires completed anonymously by employees across the company. Our Actuarial Summer Internship programme has also been named as one of the top 25 Medium Sized Undergraduate schemes by Rate My Placement.

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Any questions?

Candidates can apply for all positions through the application system. This closes on 31 July 2019 for applications relating to the 2019 graduate opportunities (still available in our Leeds, Liverpool, London and Amersham offices) and closes on 31 October 2019 for applications relating to our 2020 opportunities. (Please note applications for our Bromsgrove office will close on the later date of the 15 November 2019).

We run Assessment Days throughout November to January, giving you the opportunity to get a feel for Barnett Waddingham. If you have any queries or concerns about the application process, then please do not hesitate to get in touch as we'd love to hear from you. You might also find some helpful advice on our FAQ page.

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We have an impact that goes beyond our core activities

Environmental responsibility

We have an obligation to reduce the impact that we have on the environment.

Sustainable development

We aim to avoid adverse social and environmental impact in our supply-chain

Ethical procurement

People in our supply-chain must be treated with respect and have clear employment rights

Charities and volunteering

We give employees one working day a year to volunteer for a recognised cause. We also support charity events.

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