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 workplace wellbeing and business risk analysis.

Minimum requirements

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Who are we?

We are proud to be a leading independent UK professional services consultancy at the forefront of risk, pensions, investment and insurance.

From small beginnings with just 20 people, we’re now a team of more than 1,400 people in nine offices. 89 are partners, each delivering on our values and our promise, ensuring the highest levels of trust, integrity and quality.


Who we help


We advise almost 25% of FTSE 100 and almost 15% of FTSE 350 companies, solving our clients' pensions challenges. We’re also branching into exciting new areas that provide the opportunity to use actuarial and risk management skills.


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.

Insurance sector

We advise various insurers on a wide range of services, such as investment advice, longevity risk and mortality projections. Using cutting-edge techniques, we find solutions to business problems.

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.

Our clients

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

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 at a firm that is strongly supportive, develops its people and offers a good work/life balance. 

Our guiding values – Principled, Quality, Partnership and Respect – drive how our people act and are the embodiment of our promise – to do the right thing. These values help guide us and bring us together as one team.


The benefits of working with us

Flexible benefits

People have diverse needs. That’s why we give our employees the flexibility to explore a wide range of benefits – focused across health and wealth – and select those they really want.

Study Package

We are keen to promote the professional standards of all employees. Therefore, we provide graduates the right tools to help them complete their exams including financial support, mentoring and study leave.


We know that we won’t maintain an innovative culture unless our people can continue to grow their skills. We provide our staff plenty of development opportunities through training, extensive courses and mentoring.


Our holistic approach to wellbeing takes into consideration job security, financial security, health, support and work life balance, ensuring our employees are engaged, motivated and happy.

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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 more than 1,400 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 among the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our Actuarial Summer Internship programme has also been named as one of the top 10 Medium-sized Undergraduate Schemes by Rate My Placement.

Take a look at our other award wins

Our locations


Enjoy the peaceful surroundings close to the Chiltern Hills, with easy access to London.


A young, vibrant and exciting city, buzzing all year round with culture, history and nightlife.


Countryside views, sparkling new offices, and only a short distance to Birmingham city centre.


A vibrant university town with a huge food scene, exciting nightlife and festivals galore.


World famous art, acclaimed music venues, great shopping and fantastic food.


Historic buildings and rolling countryside combine with stylish shops, bars and restaurants.


An exciting university city with the UK’s best shopping, thriving nightlife and great transport links.


A stunning central waterfront location with a diversity of places to eat, drink and shop.


Home of musical theatre, arts and culture, all wrapped up in one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Any questions?

The application window for our main graduate intake is open between July and October. We run Assessment Days throughout November and December, 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.

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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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