Summer student Review

by Hymans Robertson


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Helping across 5 pillars: Longevity, P&C, Investment&ALM, Risk&Capital and Products. Working on chargeable and proposition development/prospecting work. Participating in calls (both client and team based), working on projects at every stage of their lifecycle and collaborating with team members.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have learnt key communication skills through chairing calls and providing announcements on team meetings while also participating in client calls. I have developed Excel skills and learnt a new software; Microsoft Access. I have also learnt key industry knowledge with topical issues like Solvency II and SDR.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 4/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, I was tasked with drafting an article to be published on the company's website, I was also given responsibilities on key prospecting tasks and trusted to handle large data sets.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Initially lots and as you become more comfortable/self-sufficient the support becomes more distanced, this makes you realise the progress and development you have achieved over the 8 week period.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Everyone is very friendly and supportive, but still delegate you enough responsibility that you feel as if you are making an impact and helping day-to-day operations. The general atmosphere is light-hearted and friendly.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I enjoyed my placement a lot, I would say it exceeded my expectations. I was specifically surprised at how nice everyone was and how friendly the culture was.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Hymans Robertson
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Hymans Robertson to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Hymans Robertson
  • There is a big emphasis on you as a person as opposed to solely focusing on technical skills, you should make a conscious effort to communicate well and be friendly, this will align with the culture.

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Internship (1 Month+)



August 2023

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