Working in First Actuarial’s software development team

We build solutions for pension schemes – either customised for individual clients, or systems and tools that we make available across our client base. These solutions include:

• Custom websites
• Financial modellers
• Online investment analysis tools.

We also develop systems and tools to improve the way the company works. We have recently delivered projects in these business areas:

• Pension scheme valuations
• Task management
• Accounts.

How does the software development team develop its staff?

In a fast-moving area like IT, narrow specialisms can be restricting, and can hinder individual careers. Instead, we involve every team-member in the full project lifecycle – from specification to release, on both front-end and back-end development work.

When we recruit new staff we look at the individual in the round, beyond their qualifications. We often employ computer science graduates, but this is not always the case. All staff need a mix of communication and technical skills.

We offer the opportunity to study for IT accreditations, but it’s just as important to be able to learn quickly on the job. Some team-members pursue a pension qualification designed for non-specialists to improve their understanding of the business.

Meet the software development team member

Emma Nicholson

Meet Emma

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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PremierFirst

PremierFirst makes cost and time savings by moving its documents to First Actuarial’s secure Client Hub

"First Actuarial offered us a sensible and well-priced proposition. They supported us very well in uploading all our information in a structured way.
We’re not aware of any document going missing in the process. And it’s maintained very well."

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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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