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Position: Actuarial Apprentice
Institution: Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Location: Swindon, United Kingdom
Duties: To provide technical support in product pricing and development team. Apply technical skills to assigned tasks. Produce high quality work with a very high level of detail and accuracy. Develop appropriate level of technical expertise and knowledge of products, procedures, services and systems. Facilitate change through personal commitment and ownership of assigned tasks. Manage expectations, apply controls, and hit deadlines
Requirements: A minimum of 6 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C+ including Maths and English and 280 UCAS points at A level (Mathematics or Computer Science at B+ grade preferred). Prepared to study towards the ‘Certified Actuarial Analyst’ qualification, certified by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Highly numerate and analytical minded. Strong IT skills, knowledge of Excel preferable. Able to develop and apply technical skills. Good communication skills. Able to build effective personal relationships. Able to support the implementation of change. Effective personal planning and organisation. You must be professional in attitude and appearance with a positive ‘can do’ approach to your work
   
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Our mission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk. With over 60,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees and the communities in which we operate. We offer a wide range of general and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies and multinational corporations. We have a strong presence in North America and Europe, and growing positions in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America. We’ve got more than 130 years’ experience of giving people the financial answers they’re looking for. Looking for a career that will excite, challenge and inspire you? Thinking about insurance? Perhaps you should. Working for us is a totally different experience to what you probably expect. The Opportunity: Zurich is a wonderfully supportive and fun place to work. 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As a business this diversity helps us to better reflect and understand our 4 million customers’ needs to allow us to drive better outcomes. As a global organisation, with an increasingly agile workforce, we're happy to consider flexible working arrangements. To find out more please visit www.zurich.co.uk/careers As an equal opportunities employer, Zurich celebrates the diversity of our people and we welcome applications from everyone. ',' Location: Swindon Who we are: Zurich is one of the world’s largest insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a truly global basis. Our mission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk. With over 60,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees and the communities in which we operate. 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