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The Role

Role Description

Using Excel, programming and judgement to perform day-to-dayactuarial tasks.

  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. The work itself provided good days when I was really interested, and also bad days when I felt I had worked all day to achieve very little.


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. The people I worked with were all really welcoming and willing to help out.


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. As I was new to the industry I had no previous experience or knowledge about actuarial work and concepts so required a lot of guidance which was given the majority of the time.


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. Some days were busy and some were very quiet.


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. The work I was doing was always work which would have been done by another employee had I not been there. A few were just small tasks which would take them five minutes, but were nonetheless necessary.


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. I learned a lot about the actuarial community as well as an introduction to the skills and knowledge that an actuary requires.


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. When work needed to be done people got down to it and didn't have much time for chat, but at quieter times everyone got along really well and were really friendly with each other.


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. A few times I was left wondering what I should do next or who I should ask, but the overall placement was organised really well and I was in touch with HR and the stream head regularly.


  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. I was able to participate in online courses and "lunchtime learning" sessions which gave mixed levels of engagement and use. There are training sessions open to general staff members which I could also attend.


  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Flexi Time

    Financial Bonus

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop


  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. I have not yet heard about a job offer, but I have been given positive feedback and have been told that in general the company are quite generous with job offers given that the application process is quite intense.


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. All the interns have lunch together and go out in the evening.


  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. The festival puts prices quite high, but compared to where other financial institutions are based (e.g. London) the prices are quite competitive.


  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. Again, the festival makes things a lot more fun!


  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. I went out with colleagues, other interns and friends to have dinner and see the festival.


  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

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Internship (1-4 Months)



12th August 2013

£14,000 - £15,999

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