Apply for our Graduate Associate Scheme
Requirements and process
From what you have read on our graduate scheme 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 (or their equivalents), and a minimum of 340 UCAS points across their three best A-Level subjects. 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.
- Telephone interview – A discussion with a partner on your reasons for applying to APR, as well as industry and technical knowledge.
- Assessment centre – A half day spent at either our London or Edinburgh offices. You will be asked to give a presentation on a topic of your choice, have a face to face interview with a partner and complete a technical assessment.
The deadline for applications for our autumn 2018 intake is 15 December 2017. For those who have already graduated there may be opportunities for an earlier start date.