Professional development at First Actuarial

How we support our staff

We are a study support partner for the Pension Management Institute’s (PMI) Workplace Pensions module.

First Actuarial is also an active member of the Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA). We are accredited with the Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). As well as promoting organisation-wide quality assurance, QAS supports improvement at individual level.

Our technical team delivers regular actuarial and administration training sessions in each of our offices. The same team runs a helpdesk, which employees can access with any technical queries.

For employees working in non-pension areas such as IT and HR, we are committed to providing comparable development opportunities. And all staff receive financial wellbeing training.

Working in our actuarial team

To help trustees and employers manage their pension scheme, our actuarial team supports staff through to qualification and beyond with structured training.

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Working in our administration team

To give members the information they need, our administration team supports staff through an induction programme and on to recognised industry qualifications.

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Working in our investment team

To deliver informed investment advice to trustees, our investment team supports staff through financial qualifications, and keeps them on top of changes in the field.

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Working in our software development team

To develop innovative solutions for clients, our software development team involves all staff in the full project lifecycle, and offers opportunities to study for IT accreditations.

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How we all benefit from professional development

We provide happy and rewarding work environments in each of our five offices.

Our staff are well equipped to support pension scheme trustees and employers with honed skills. They take personal responsibility for getting things done, and are encouraged to suggest improvements to the way we work. They are also happy to share their knowledge and experience with colleagues and clients alike.

We work hard to retain valued individuals, and our clients value the business culture we actively foster.

First Actuarial case studies

The Kennel Club

Concerned about the risk of an Employer contribution increase as a result of high liabilities, Trustees of the Kennel Club Pension Fund turned to First Actuarial.

“They’re extremely professional and helpful. Their input always seems sound, logical and well presented. First Actuarial handled the transition well, they provide us with helpful guidance, and have delivered what they promised when they pitched for the work.”

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RSPB

The RSPB was determined to minimise the impact of its new defined contribution scheme on employees, and appointed First Actuarial to support the transition and select a provider with strong ethical values.

“I would definitely recommend working with First Actuarial. Their consultants went over and above the call of duty to make sure the project progressed smoothly.”

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Bolton Cares

Taking responsibility for care services previously provided by a local authority, Bolton Cares turned to First Actuarial for help in setting up a competitive and affordable DC pension scheme for its staff.

“They’ve been really helpful and professional throughout the project, and we’ll use them again if we need specialist advice.”

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