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Internship - Actuarial Science and Mathematics

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jul 12, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1513006
At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Are you a talented student finalizing your degree in Actuarial Science or Mathematics? Are you eager to gain practical experience and work with industry leaders? EY Switzerland is thrilled to announce an exciting internship opportunity designed specifically for students like you.


What if we didn’t focus on who you are now, but who you could become?


Here at EY, you’ll have the chance to build a truly exceptional experience. We’ll empower you with the latest technology, surround you with high-performing teams, and provide the global scale and diverse and inclusive culture you need to discover your full potential. Through our coaching and training programs, you’ll develop the skillsets you need to stay relevant today and in the future – all while building a network of colleagues, mentors, and leaders who will be on the journey with you at EY and beyond.


The exceptional EY experience. It's yours to build.


The opportunity: your next adventure awaits


Our Consulting business offers a broad range of functional and cross-country services dedicated to providing high-value and trusted advice to clients, with a specific focus on business transformation programs in the Financial Services industry.


Globally, our Actuarial Consulting teams count over 650 professionals, ranking us in the Top 3 actuarial services practices in the world. In Europe we have over 400 actuarial professionals across 17 countries.


What we look for

  • You have an agile, growth-oriented mindset. What you know matters. But the right mindset is just as important in determining success. We’re looking for people who are innovative, can work in an agile way and keep pace with a rapidly changing world.
  • You are curious and purpose driven. We’re looking for people who see opportunities instead of challenges, who ask better questions to seek better answers that build a better working world.
  • You are inclusive. We’re looking for people who seek out and embrace diverse perspectives, who value differences, and team inclusively to build safety and trust. 
  • Qualifications:
    • You have fresh ideas, an innovative mind and have a strong desire to structure and solve problems.
    • You are looking for an internship before or right-after finalizing your studies. The internship starts between September and December 2024 and has a duration of 4 to 7 months.
    • You have a strong academic record, ideally with a degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Economics or a related field.
    • You are fluent in English and German, French is considered a plus.
    • Strong analytical skills with a solid understanding of mathematical concepts.
    • Knowledge in data visualisation (Power BI), programming (R, Python) and machine learning are considered a plus.
    • You are a team player with a flexible working style who enjoys working with diverse teams.
    • You are prepared to challenge us, to act on your own initiative and to make an impact on our teams and clients from day one.


What’s in it for you

  • International multi-cultural team of highly motivated professionals
  • Constant personal development with a steep learning curve – a system of trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning
  • Exposure to a variety of clients, contributing to your professional growth and network.
  • Modern working environment and equipment, fostering mobile working flexibility
  • Transparent performance-based recognition and progression system
  • Potential opportunities for further development and potential long-term career prospects with EY.


What you can expect 

  • This is a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of solutions to our clients’ issues. Allowing you to develop a wide breadth of skills and competencies, with many of these being focused on the key actuarial processes and techniques.
  • You will work on client assignments from day one with a supportive and highly experienced team. By working for multiple clients, you will quickly gather experience in multiple actuarial topics allowing you to get a holistic view of the actuarial profession.
  • You will gather experience in life, non-life and health insurance as well as reinsurance. You will support our team in activities such as audit, reserving, and Solvency calculations (SST).
  • You will have the chance to meet and work with people from multiple companies and countries; allowing you to start to build your own brand in the market.
  • You will have a mentor as well as a buddy during your internship. They will advise and accompany you throughout your entire internship. Possibility to extend your learning experience by joining our team on a permanent basis at the end of your internship.


Make the next step and apply for this position online. For further information please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).


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Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.
Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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