About XPS Pensions Group
XPS Pensions Group is the largest pure pensions consultancy in the UK, specialising in actuarial, investment consulting and administration. The XPS Pensions Group business combines expertise, insight and technology to address the needs of over 1,000 pension schemes and their sponsoring employers on an ongoing and project basis. XPS undertakes pensions administration for over 870,000 members and provide advisory services to schemes of all sizes including 25 with over £1bn of assets.
XPS Pensions Group won the 2019 Professional Pensions Actuarial/Pensions Consultancy of the Year and the 2019 Professional Pensions Third Party Administrator of the Year. XPS Pensions Group was also ranked the No.1 Third Party Administrator in the Professional Pensions 2019 survey for the fourth year in five years.
Take your career where you want it to go.
XPS is a fast-moving, exciting business, with an incredible team of people achieving a wide variety of different things, in all kinds of different roles. We’re looking for talented people who share our values. At XPS, we offer early career opportunities in both our Pensions business and our Investment business.
As an employee with the largest pure pensions consultancy in the UK, you’ll be exposed to a variety of work with a range of clients and won’t be constrained by hierarchies. We think it is vital that you are able to balance the different demands in your life, so we offer flexible working options to ensure you can keep up the things you want to do outside work.
The pensions industry is extremely dynamic and is rarely out of the headlines. Pensions actuaries and consultants have had to adapt rapidly to keep up with the changing landscape. With well-documented changes to life expectancy, record low interest rates, and frequent Government policy changes, the industry is a compelling place to work.
By being involved in an industry that never stands still, you will find yourself continually learning and facing new challenges. As a graduate working in the pensions team at XPS, you will have exposure to a wide range of work that will be both engaging and rewarding.
We provide services to pension schemes of all different sizes, which requires our advice to be tailored to clients with different needs and opportunities. In joining XPS, you will develop a broad experience of the industry as well as develop your analytical and communication skills. We are a growing business looking to use technology and innovative thinking to ensure our clients receive the highest quality advice that we can be proud of.
Investments are the engine room for a pension scheme. A good strategy both helps to achieve the necessary investment returns and to manage the substantial risks that schemes face. We are here to help ensure that all members receive their promised pensions in full. As an investment consultant, you will play a vital role as a guardian of retirement incomes for 100,000s of members!
XPS Investment provides services to pension schemes of all different sizes, which requires our advice to be tailored to clients with different needs and opportunities. In joining XPS, you develop a broad experience of the industry, but with a focus on providing bespoke advice.
By being involved in this environment, you’ll get to use both quantitative and qualitative skillsets. Your communication skills are fundamental, used with your colleagues and ultimately to provide advice to our clients. You’ll get to work on a number of diverse tasks and have lots of opportunities to get involved in special interests, for example; working in different asset class research teams; developing in-house modelling tools; or helping to drive our views on how investments can help address Environment, Social and Governance issues.
There is a thriving technical element to working at XPS. We strive to be ahead of industry trends, constantly looking for technology to find solutions as to how we can improve the quality of the service provided to clients. The opportunity to get involved in developing and creating these solutions are open to all. Research and specialisation are key components to how the firm operates, with teams actively working on furthering our knowledge and constantly feeding back on industry developments and technical issues.
Rewards and Benefits:
We offer an attractive reward package, including:
- Competitive salary
- Participation in Discretionary Bonus Scheme
- A set of core benefits including pension plan, life assurance, employee assistance programme, 25 days holiday per year and access to a qualified, practising GP 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- A comprehensive range of voluntary benefits to suit your age and lifestyle including holiday trading, tech scheme, cycle to work scheme, dental cover, healthcare cash plan, critical illness cover, private medical cover for self and family, travel insurance and a broad range of discounts at hundreds of retailers.
Training & Development
You will have regular catch ups with your manager to discuss your objectives, performance and any additional support you may need. We also appreciate that our employees may wish to develop their careers in different ways so we provide a variety of different learning opportunities.
At XPS we take Mental Health and Wellbeing very seriously, which is why we are thrilled to be partnered with the Mental Health Foundation and Mental Health at Work. We want to ensure that staff feel they belong, have a voice, are valued and can be their true selves at work.
Our Diversity and Inclusion Working Group was set up with the purpose of developing and improving XPS Pensions Group’s policies and practices relating to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. At XPS our vision is to create a vibrant place to work where difference is recognised as a strength and where talented people can flourish and achieve their highest potential. We know that talent is not dictated by race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion, social class or background.
The LGBT+ network is a new network which will provide support for XPS employees who identify as LGBT+, a space for LGBT+ allies to show their support and deepen their understanding of issues impacting the LGBT+ community. We would like XPS to be a workplace where everyone feels safe to be themselves. Our success relies on our diversity; it is crucial that we support our LGBT+ colleagues.
The XPS Women’s Network is open to anyone, of any gender at XPS, who has an interest in gender equality and helping women thrive. This is an employee-led group and its purpose is to promote greater gender diversity at all levels and across all businesses lines, as well as to inspire and create networking opportunities for women at XPS.
Agile working options
We recognise that we are all different, we all work in different ways and prefer to work in different environments – our new working model gives you a choice between Office, Flexible and Home workstyles. We hope that by empowering our colleagues to make the choice that is right for them and their team we can all enjoy a rewarding career at XPS whilst maintaining a great work/life balance and continuing to deliver a fantastic service to our clients.