APR was founded by Roger Austin and Gary Heslop in 2006. Both actuaries, with experience working in the life, pensions and consultancy sectors, Roger and Gary met at a leading UK outsourcer, where they held a number of key management positions. These positions included Head of Quality, Head of Actuarial Interim Solutions and managing a Graduate Training Scheme.
After moving on from that company Gary and Roger saw an opportunity to utilise their expertise in these three areas, to develop a proposition which was (and still is) unique in the interim actuarial market. This proposition combined:
- Their long-standing relationships with a large number of experienced, high-quality actuarial contractors.
- Practical understanding of what makes a good actuarial student.
- A detailed knowledge of the skill sets that clients find valuable, which has enabled them to develop a market-leading, intensive training programme, allowing graduates to add value to clients within weeks of starting their APR career.
- Their entrepreneurial instincts to be able to introduce this proposition to a market comfortable with the traditional distinction between contract and permanent solutions.
This resulted in innovative, high-quality solutions to the resourcing problems faced by clients; solutions which our business model delivered to clients at highly competitive rates.