3667 - Trainee Pensions Administrator

Hymans Robertson

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Trainee Pensions Administrator - Glasgow

About Us:

Hymans Robertson is one of the UK's leading independent pensions, investment and benefit consultancies; we employ around 800 staff in four UK offices (London, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Glasgow).

The firm operates as an independent partnership and prides itself on an innovative, client focused approach. Our clients include some of the UK's leading names and largest pension schemes, while our continued growth and success has been recognised by numerous industry awards, including Third Party Administrator of the Year at the 2016 UK Pensions Awards and PASA accreditation.

The Role

We are recruiting for a Trainee Pensions Administrator to join the Third Party Administration team in our Glasgow office as soon as possible.

Do you have strong numerical skills and a flair for working with people? Are you interested in starting or furthering your career in financial services and working in pensions? Do you want to make a real difference to individuals saving for their retirement?

If you've answered ‘yes' to these questions, then great! We can train you in the pensions side of the role, but to be successful you‘ll be keen to develop your knowledge and skills and build a career in pensions, with our support, of course. Some of the activities you will get involved in early on in your career with us include;

  • Speaking to pension scheme members on the phone to help answer their questions and queries come up with solutions to help them.

  • Learning about and processing a wide range of important pension scheme member events and understand the legislation that governs these processes.

  • Doing complex calculations to help members understand the value of their pension scheme.

  • Carrying out payment of pensioner benefits, to include checking of quotations produced by our system.

  • Working on client-specific projects, such as the delivery of annual benefit statements and administration reports.

  • Attending internal meetings, client updates and meetings with the Trustees of pensions schemes we administer, and being able to showcase the work you have done to add value to these.

  • Maintaining pension scheme cash books, reconciling bank statements and producing reports for our clients.

  • Studying for a professional qualification with the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) which we will support you through financially and with study leave.


As for qualifications, you'll be educated to at least GCSE/Standard level with a Grade C or above in Maths and English, or show equivalent experience. We also welcome applications from individuals with further/higher education and professional qualifications, such as PMI.

Experience and Skills which are desirable:

Experience of working in a professional office environment.

A basic awareness of client service standards and client care, including the ability to liaise with members/clients over the telephone.

A basic knowledge of Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution pension schemes would be helpful but is not essential.

Systems experience would be beneficial, such as the Microsoft applications (to include MSWord, Outlook and Excel).

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