We're independent and that means we encourage all our consultants to be individuals, to think freely, challenge the way things are done, and offer up the best possible solutions for our clients and the firm.
Take the next step in your career with us, because better futures aren't down to chance.
It won't be long before you get first-hand experience of the values that underpin everything we do: being friendly, partnering, confident and straightforward. Our graduate, intern and industrial placement programmes will provide you with the training, development and support you need to become an exceptional consultant. You'll work alongside some of the sharpest minds in the business, and you can be in front of our clients from an early stage, if you want to be.
Best of all, you'll be in control of how your career develops, right from the start. We encourage individuality; we won’t pigeon hole you; we want you to make the most of who you are.
Our work experience programme will give you a flavour of this and will hopefully encourage you to want more and apply for our internship or industrial placement programme.
Start your consultancy career with us in our Actuarial & Benefits, Investment or Risk Modelling Consulting (RMC) teams.
Our consultancy roles require a strong blend of technical and interpersonal skills and a passion for business. You’ll study for the actuarial qualification, with the option to study for the CFA exams if you join the Investment team. All with lots of support and guidance from us, of course.
From the start you’ll get hands-on training and you'll be able to apply your mathematical and analytical skills to provide brilliant tailored solutions to ease our clients' problems. You’ll be analysing complex data and presenting the results of calculations and sophisticated modelling in an engaging and compelling way to help our clients make the best possible decisions.
You'll be allocated a people manager and a buddy who will work with you to ensure you're making the most of your potential and progressing your career at a pace that suits you.
Our 2017 Trainee Consultant programme is open for applications.
We still have the following role available;
Edinburgh - Risk Modelling and Consulting - Life and Financial Services.
As part of the Life and Financial services team we provide targeted insurance advice across six areas of focus – product development; risk and capital management; investment and ALM; longevity management; transactions and structuring; and insurance transfers and reporting. As part of your role, you’ll be working with our exceptional consultants and technical experts on a wide variety of stimulating work from an early stage.
For penultimate year university students
This award winning 8-10 week summer programme for penultimate year university students gives you an authentic and immersive experience.
By the end of your internship you will have a real feel for what a consulting career with us is like. You’ll be involved in a wide variety of stimulating and challenging work and learn from our exceptional consultants. You’ll also work on and present an individual research project that's of real value to our business. If your internship is successful we may offer you a conditional place on our Trainee Consultant programme after you've graduated.
The 2017 intern programme is now open for applications
Birmingham - Actuarial and Benefits
London - Actuarial and Benefits, Investment, Risk Modelling (Life and Financial Services)
Edinburgh - Actuarial and Benefits
Glasgow - Actuarial and Benefits, Risk Modelling (Life and Financial Services)
An 8-10 week programme during which you will be introduced to and learn about our technology consultancy career opportunities. You will gain hands on exposure to the most up to date range of IT hardware, software, Agile/Scrum methodologies and innovative technology solutions which help drive and support our business success.
The 2017 Technology intern programme is now closed for applications. If you have applied to this programme we will be in touch in due course with the outcome of your application.
For first year university students in England and second year students in Scotland
Our popular Insights Days aim to give you a feel for what we do, what it’s like to work here and what kind of career opportunities are available to you.
It’s a chance to meet with some of our employees, hear about what they're working on and asking them questions, as well as to experience our working environment first hand.
We're holding Insight Days on the following dates and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you're interested in attending, please register your interest below, noting your preferred date and we'll let you know if there are available places.
Friday 31 March 1.30pm - 4.30pm Edinburgh office
Tuesday 4 April 9.30am - 12.30pm Glasgow office
Thursday 6 April 1.30pm - 4.30pm London office
More dates for our offices are going to be confirmed soon! Please follow us on Twitter @hymanscareers.
For penultimate year university students
We are looking for penultimate year university students for our 2017 Industrial Placement programme in our Glasgow office. This 9 month programme gives you a real chance to become part of the firm, get involved in challenging work and learn from those around you. If your placement is successful we may offer you a conditional place on our Trainee Consultant programme after you've graduated.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of how to apply.
For school students studying for GCSEs, A-Levels or Scottish National exams
Work Experience Week – School Students
Birmingham / Edinburgh / Glasgow / London
The Summer 2017 programme is now closed for applications. Thanks for your application if you have applied. We have received a large number of applications and are working our way through these currently. We will be in touch with all candidates by week ending 19 May and appreciate your patience while we complete this process.
A programme designed to give you an insight into what we do at Hymans and how we do it. You will be involved in a variety of sessions which are designed to be interactive and informative.
These sessions will give you information on the different areas of our business, allow you the chance to ask questions and give you some practical exercises to do.
You will also get the chance to participate in a fun group exercise to practice and improve your team working skills. In addition, we will provide you with hints and tips on how to participate in a selection process successfully.
Diversity is key at Hymans as we work to combine different perspectives, styles and experiences. This we believe is the recipe for our future success.
We welcome applications from school students from all backgrounds, as we believe in giving everyone an equal chance to participate in this programme.
We are looking for students who are; enthusiastic and motivated by problem solving, working with others, communication, planning and working flexibly.
If our core values of partnering, straightforward, confident and friendly resonate with you then we’d love to hear from you.
You will need to have achieved a GCSE grade A, National 5 or equivalent in English language and Maths to apply.
Glasgow and London week commencing 5th June
Birmingham and Edinburgh week commencing 19 June
Pure actuarial work typically involves predicting future financial events, especially when the amount of a future payment, or its timing, is uncertain. It's often really challenging, with a wide range of issues to be considered, including business operational factors, potential changes to legislation, and long-term demographic trends. Actuaries therefore have to be highly technical and able to perform complicated mathematics.
Typically work involves predicting future financial events, especially when the amount of a future payment, or its timing, is uncertain. It's often really challenging, with a wide range of issues to be considered, including business operational factors, potential changes to legislation, and long-term demographic trends.
Our consultants therefore have to be highly technical and able to perform complicated mathematics and analysis. In addition to the technical work, our consultants are also innovative thinkers, creative solution-finders and really effective communicators. This blend of skills allows our consultants to work in partnership with a diverse range of clients, providing tailored advice and solving real financial and business problems. Making financial futures more certain.
Further information on each of our recruiting practice areas can be found here.
With a wide range of business areas, clients and an outstanding reputation, there are many stimulating opportunities for career development within our firm. Our independence allows you to have the opportunity to pursue the areas that are of most interest to you, in a truly friendly and supportive environment.
We offer extensive opportunities for career development. You will be assigned a People Manager and a Buddy who will support and guide you through your career. Your role is not ‘boxed in’, yes you need to get to know the basics but right from the start we can offer you a role where you feel truly valued as part of a firm who cares about peoples’ financial futures. In return we naturally expect you to work hard to achieve your potential but in an environment where we have a strong focus on wellbeing.
For both our Trainee Consultant and Actuarial Internship programmes the following minimum entry requirements apply:
Minimum A-Level Maths Grade B, Scottish Higher Grade A or equivalent.
Minimum GCSE English Language Grade A, Scottish Higher Grade B, or equivalent.
On track to achieve a minimum 2.1 honours degree in any discipline.
For our Technology Internship programme you need to be on track to achieve a 2.1 honours in any discipline.
Unfortunately we can't accept applications that don't meet our minimum entry criteria. We appreciate this may be disappointing to some of you and wish you all the best with your career search.
Yes, we offer student internships lasting 8 to 12 weeks for penultimate year university students in our Actuarial & Benefits, Investment and Risk Modelling practice areas.
The internship normally runs through June to August. You'll have the opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented consultants in the industry and get some fantastic, hands-on experience and insight into an actuarial consulting career. In addition you will work on an individual project throughout your internship.
We also offer a Technology internship which runs for 10 weeks from the beginning of July. Again you will get the opportunity to work on an individual project throughout your internship.
All of our trainees are given one day's study leave per week whilst they are studying. You'll be expected to do more study in your own time. In total you should be studying for a minimum of 20 hours a week to give yourself the best chance of passing the exams. Your people manager and study mentor will be there to support you through this.
Please research our firm, the role and the career path before you apply.
Applications for our 2017 Trainee Actuarial Consultant are open. Details can be found above, on this page.
Applications for our 2017 Actuarial and Technology Internship programmes are open. Details can be found above, on this page.
Trainee Consultant and Actuarial Internship programmes
We will be reviewing and assessing candidates on a first come first served basis. Some locations and programmes may have closing dates set.
Minimum entry criteria check: We will ask you to complete a short application focusing on what you know about us and the role. This is your chance to evidence the research you have done. Take your time to review our website, come and meet us on campus, at one of our open evenings or give us a call! Suzi is available on 0141 566 7894 or you can call Heather on 0141 566 7651. At this stage of the selection process we will do a minimum entry criteria check and assess your full application at stage 4 below.
SJTs assess your ability to make a judgement about a real life situation and by doing so indicates your potential in the role you are applying for.
The test presents you with situations that you could face in the role you are applying for. Often these situations are challenging and not something you would face every day but they do reflect the business environment and aspects of the role. The test then asks you what you would do in each situation giving you a choice of four options.
In this case we are looking specifically at whether you are likely to behave in the way that we prefer people to behave in the firm. We have built the SJT to align with our core competencies and it tells us, no matter who you are and your background, if you will be naturally drawn to the best approach for our clients in a challenging situation.
We are asking you what you would do first in a situation as we appreciate that in a complex environment, such as ours, there are many things you would do, not just one. However, we are most interested, for the purposes of this test, in what you would do first.
These types of tests are a good way for us to be able to process your application quicker as it is automated and objective in its scoring, so we can make a quicker decision about whether you may be a good fit and move you to the next stage of the recruitment process, rather than you waiting for a longer time for us to manually process everything.
The SJT also helps us tell you more about the job in a very easy way through the use of stories, which bring to life the type of company we are and what the job could entail. It could therefore help you to make a decision about whether the role is right for you.
There is no time limit to completing our SJT, but you will need to do it in one sitting.
What is a strengths- based interview?
“Strengths are underlying qualities that energise us, contribute to our personal growth and lead to peak performance” (Brewerton & Brook 2006, Strengths Partnership)
A strengths-based interview is different from a competency based interview. Strengths-based interviews are a fairly new approach that some recruiters are moving towards as a way of finding out what candidates enjoy. While competency based interviews focus on what you can do, strengths-based interviews focus on what you like doing and are more positively worded. Perhaps nothing is more revealing about who you are than what you enjoy doing and this can tell interviewers a lot about your potential in the role you’re applying for.
What to expect from a strengths-based interview
Interviewers in a strengths-based interview will be trying to find out what kinds of activities engage and energise you. This is because when you are using your strengths, you will often perform to the best of your ability and quickly learn new things.
The questions in a strengths-based interview will be designed to identify whether you have strengths in areas which are important in the role you’re applying for. Interviewers may also ask questions relatively quickly in order to get a genuine and spontaneous response from you.
Strengths-based questions may include: ‘What do you do well?’, ‘When do you feel you are most like “yourself”?’ and ‘When are you at your best?’
At Hymans we are looking for strengths and potential which are important for our graduate trainee and intern positions:
Consider also the academic achievements and extracurricular activities you included in your application form. Think about what you most enjoyed, and why. When were you most engaged? What did you take most pride in?
Assessing what you most enjoy will help you to clarify what you want out of your career, as well as preparing you for contact with an interviewer who takes a strengths-based approach.
Think about your body language as well. How do you come across when you talk about something you enjoy compared to when you enjoy something less? What do you notice about the tone of your voice and other visible signs that you give off? Interviewers will notice these things.Last but not least is the fact that we want you to enjoy the interview experience and that’s most likely to happen when you’re being you!
We will be assessing your potential throughout the selection process in the following areas:
Technology Internship programme
We will be reviewing and assessing candidates on a first come first served basis. There is no closing date, the programme will close for applications when we have filled our positions.
Minimum entry criteria check: we will ask you to complete a short application focusing on your university career.
Technical test: this test will assess your technical skills in line with what we expect you to be able to do when you start in the role. Full instructions will be sent to you if you meet our minimum entry criteria for the programme.
Video application form; here you will record your answers to demonstrate your interest in the programme, our firm and to evidence your potential against some of the areas being assessed for the programme. Full instructions will be given before you have time to think about and record your answer to each question.
Final interview; here you will meet with a member of our IT Applications team together with a member of our HR team for approximately 45 minutes. This will be a strengths based interview.
We will be assessing your potential throughout the selection process in the following areas:
Your job and career motivation
Adaptability & flexibility
Working with others
Every application for all our programmes will receive a response. Due to the very high number of applications we receive and telephone interviews we conduct, we are unfortunately not able to provide individual feedback to candidates at these stages.
Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you!
We currently offer our graduate Trainee Consultant programme, however, if you are interested in joining us for any other role, you can make a speculative application through the 'Apply Now' tab.
We attend a number of careers fairs and events and host skills sessions, career talks and open evenings in our offices. Come and meet us at one of these upcoming events:
Monday 27th February at 12 noon - Glasgow University Statistics department.
Yes, we do. We're going to run a few webinar skills sessions on popular and current topics like effective application forms and an introduction to Situational Judgement Tests. Details of future sessions will be available here in due course.