Atkin trustees, actuaries, consultants & administrators

Graduate Scheme

From day one, you will be working on real clients within small integrated teams that include specialists from our administration, investment, consultancy, payroll and trustee teams. This gives you exposure to the full range of pension scheme services from dealing with member queries to analysing company covenants to carrying out actuarial funding calculations and agreeing investment strategies.

We specialise in providing services to small and medium sized pension schemes that rely upon an innovative and collaborative approach based on a close personal relationship with the client. You will therefore have the opportunity to work on a large number of different schemes which might include schemes going into the PPF, employers participating in a Local Government Pension Scheme, and providing actuarial advice to larger schemes that have sophisticated funding and investment strategies.

Our flat management structure means you will work closely with senior actuaries, trustees and the company directors allowing you to gain expert knowledge and experience from not only the actuarial world but also the dynamics of running and managing the actual firm. We encourage all our employees to ask questions and challenge the status quo giving you real opportunities to impact on our actual business strategy.

As a small consultancy firm, we work intimately together both within our company and our client teams ensuring everybody feels they are a valued member. We understand that everyone is different and will have different strengths and weaknesses. We therefore treat everyone as an individual. This ethos allows you to gain self confidence and develop your own style of working, whether it be tackling technical calculations or structuring your own training and study programs.

“Working as a Graduate for an intimate company like Atkin & Co has provided me with the opportunity to apply my numerate skills in a practical way, the confidence to develop my own techniques to tackle challenges and the skills to communicate with a wide range of people from Senior Directors to members of pension schemes. With the comprehensive study package provided by Atkin & Co and additional support provided by the Actuarial department (including University lecturers and exam markers), Atkin & Co is certainly a company that I hope to achieve great success with.”

Actuarial Trainee

We believe in giving our trainees responsibility early on, be it project managing an internal development team or being first point of call on a client project. This allows you to really take ownership of a project and show us what you can do.

You will receive client exposure from the very start of your career with us and you will be given the opportunity to develop close relationships with your own clients, building the skills and experiences you need as a consultant. We believe this is the best way for you to understand the real value of the work you are carrying out. This unique level of responsibility allows trainees at Atkin & Co to become client managers very early in their careers.

With a combination of the opportunities available at Atkin & Co, our commitment to mutual support, creativity and forging strong personal relationships, we will ensure that you are stimulated, satisfied and successful.

How to Apply?

Should you wish to be considered for a position as an Actuarial Trainee with Atkin & Co please submit a copy of your CV and cover letter to email@atkin.uk.com.

Training and Support

Our study package for your professional exams offers generous study leave, payment of study materials, tutorials, exams and subscription to The Actuarial Profession. When starting as an Actuarial Trainee, a qualified and experienced Actuary is assigned as your Mentor to help support you with your studies and work.

Employees at Atkin & Co are offered a range of internal and external training opportunities as well as continual on-the-job training.

Summer Internship

We have a summer internship programme and indeed one of our current trainees came through this route. This is a flexible programme where we take on one or two undergraduates a year during their summer break to work alongside the actuarial team on real client work to gain insight into the world of actuarial work and what it is like working for Atkin & Co. Should you wish to be considered for a summer internship, please submit a copy of your CV and cover letter to email@atkin.uk.com.

We should like to record our complete satisfaction when working with Atkin & Co. We have always relied on your sound advice and found working together has been a partnership which we have greatly enjoyed. Your staff are friendly, efficient and do an excellent job. Contact with you is dealt with promptly and courteously with the minimum of fuss, work is always expertly and professionally completed and we are very pleased with the result.

Reg, Independent Trustee client