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Trainee Actuary – Commercial Team


Trainee Actuary – Commercial Team

Dublin | Ireland

Established in 1918, New Ireland Assurance is the first wholly Irish owned life insurance company to transact business in Ireland. Part of Bank of Ireland Group, we are currently the second largest life assurance company in the Irish market with over 500,000 policyholders and €15 billion in assets under management. We provide life assurance, pensions and investment solutions to individual and corporate customers.

The role is open to student actuaries with experience of pricing, product development and project management. The successful candidate will be part of New Ireland's Commercial department and will be provided with opportunities to develop and progress their career in a challenging fast paced environment.

The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of work ranging from analytical and development work, which will draw on their technical and communications skills along with providing expert technical support to the wider business and key brokers.

You will work full time in our Baggot Plaza office in Dublin 4.

We are looking for someone who is hard working, committed and flexible to enable us to deliver on our strategic and day-to-day objectives. We will give you training and support, including an excellent actuarial exam package, and opportunities to develop and grow.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team to provide expert technical and actuarial support to the business
  • Work with a range of key stakeholders including Sales, Legal, Marketing and Customer Service
  • Assist in the design and specification of new products and changes to existing products
  • Take a lead project management role on small and medium projects within the Product Management team, adopting robust project management technique
  • Work with senior staff in the product development team
  • Work with others across the business to ensure product strategy and product design are aligned to the overall business strategy and plans
  • Keep up to date with relevant industry changes

Essential Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a part qualified actuary with at least 2 years' industry experience.

Essential Skills & Experience

Given the degree of interaction with other parts of the business, strong interpersonal and communication skills are vital. Experience of product pricing, product development and project management would be advantageous but not essential.

  • Ability to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the life and pensions business
  • Very strong customer focus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail is essential as well as the ability to interpret information and communicate it clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent administration and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving and managing multiple tasks
  • Understanding of the regulatory market in which we operate


Experience of product pricing, product development and project management would be advantageous but not essential.

Key Competencies

  • Achieving Results - level 2
  • Communicating - level 2
  • Delivering Quality - level 2
  • Serving Customers - level 2
  • Solving Problems - level 2

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Closing date: Jan 24, 2019

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