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Apply for our Graduate Associate Scheme

Requirements and process

From what you have read on our graduate scheme and wider recruitment pages, we hope it is clear that we expect successful candidates to be highly intelligent and exceptionally numerate. In addition, we believe the early exposure to client facing roles and technical responsibilities requires a higher level of written communication skills and self-confidence than for a standard actuarial role.

While we will consider every application on its own merits, successful candidates will be expected to hold a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree and we welcome applications from holders of degrees in any discipline.  We also require candidates to have a minimum grade A in A-level Mathematics and GCSE English Language, and a minimum of 136 UCAS points (340 under the old pre-2017 tariff) across their three best A-Level subjects.  (Equivalent attainments under other qualification structures are of course acceptable – please get in touch via our Contact page if you’d like further information.)  Good knowledge of Excel and some programming experience is also an advantage.

Our simple application process is built to assess these skills and how successful we believe you would be at APR.

  • CV and Cover Letter – An opportunity to show us you’re qualified, motivated and want to join us.  Note that we will not consider applications without a suitable covering letter.
  • Online Test – A mainly numerical test to let you show us your mathematical competence and knowledge. See here for a few sample questions.
  • Telephone interview – A discussion with a partner or senior member of staff on your reasons for applying to APR, as well as industry and technical knowledge.
  • Assessment centre – An intensive two-hour session in London, Edinburgh or Dublin (although note that for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic we will be conducting assessment centres by video link).  You will be asked to give a presentation on a topic of your choice, have a face to face interview and complete a technical assessment.

To apply, complete the online form below and submit along with your CV and covering letter.  You should ensure that your application demonstrates you meet our minimum academic requirements and also include details of your right to work in the UK and/or Ireland.

We are currently experiencing a high number of applications, as a result there may be a slight delay in coming back to you with feedback. Please be assured we will contact everyone regarding the outcome of their application.

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