Personal Lines Pricing Trainee Actuary

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Personal Lines Pricing Trainee Actuary

Dundrum - Dublin 16

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Vacancy Description

Join RSA and make a difference every day.

At RSA and we empower our customers to make a difference in their lives. And the same goes for our employees.

We have offices in Belfast, Galway and Dublin, where we’ve embraced hybrid working and empower our people to work flexibly to suit their needs and those of our customers. Our Dublin office is also home to our sister-company

Our diverse customer base benefits from the diverse perspectives of our teams that serve them, solving complex problems with creative ideas.

As proud member of the Intact family, we’re part of something bigger with a presence in North America, the UK, and Europe. Our business has grown organically and through acquisitions to over $20 billion of total annual premiums. 

We want you to succeed with us and grow with us – and we’ll give you the tools, flexibility and learning opportunities you need to do it. 

And, if you bring your best, then we promise to give you, our best.


Culture and Community

RSA is a purpose-driven business – our purpose is to help people, businesses, and society prosper in good times, and be resilient in bad times’.

We do that by living our values – Integrity, Respect, Customer-driven, Excellence, and Generosity – in everything that we do.

We provide an open and honest workplace – where everybody contributes, and every view is listened-to and respected.

Generosity is in our DNA and is the value that guides and enables our people to help others, protect the environment and make our communities more resilient. It drives our efforts to care for people and to give our time, financial resources and talent. We’re also committed to helping society adapt to a changing climate taking reasonable care to ensure that our business activities are conducted in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Out stats don’t lie… in our annual engagement survey

95% of our people are committed to driving innovation and change

91% of our people celebrate the diversity in their teams and wider company

90% of our people feel safe to share they’ve made a mistake

89% of our people strive to recognise colleagues for the amazing work they do

89% of our people know how their job supports the company’s strategy

So if you want to make a difference every day, we’d love to have you.


Personal Lines Pricing Trainee Actuary

This job provides support to the Retail Pricing Team by proposing the front-end pricing rates and structures for our Home and Motor products using Actuarial techniques, monitoring recent performance trends over time and against Op Plan, supporting pricing changes that help deliver the firm’s strategic objectives and the Op Plan.

The individual will be involved with implementing proposed new pricing techniques and structures and contributing to actuarial and analytical advances/improvements. The individual will also appreciate all aspects of GLMs, GBMs, quarterly claims trending analyses and all the associated complexities and aspects of back end to front end pricing. As a result, the individual will also be required to have a close relationship with the Actuarial Team.

The role lends itself to significant cross functional engagement and there will be numerous opportunities to present change proposals and engage with both actuarial and non actuarial audiences.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Gathering required data (qualitative and quantitative) for analytical and/or modelling purposes, from agreed internal and/or external sources, in line with all mandatory data management, reporting and legal/regulatory requirements.
  • Liaising with other departments to verify appropriate data sources and understanding of data.  Cleaning and validating information collected to ensure accuracy and reliability, as far as possible.
  • Work with Actuarial to specify, build and operate technical pricing models to meet business needs and requirements, ensuring methods and assumptions used are appropriate and consistent with relevant Group/Regional guidelines and reflect material regulatory requirements
  • Scenario analysis identifying impact of rate changes on profitability, business mix, conversion & retention
  • Adherance to RSAII`s Pricing Policy and RSA`s Risk Management Framework within all work completed.
  • Creation of renewal and conversion models for monitoring using GLM/GBM techniques 
  • Analysing information to identify variances, trends, anomalies, etc and explain, highlight and/or refer relevant issues to others as appropriate.
  • Support review of Management Information – (including AP/TP analysis, claims trends, loss ratio, COR, retention, conversion, etc) to identify problem areas
  • Preparing and presenting required reports, forecasts and other outputs to agreed standards in terms of timeliness, content and presentation on a regular and ad hoc basis as required.
  • Taking all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and reliability of output, providing appropriate guidance to others on implications and interpretation
  • Analysis of Business Mix to identify changes that can affect profitability



  • Mathematical or statistics 3rd level qualification or equivalent
  • Previous experience in GI Pricing advantage but not necessary
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, Intermediate knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, and SAS or SQL
  • Knowledge of pricing tools EMBlem, Radar & Optimiser and GLM/GBM modelling techniques
  • Based in Dublin
  • Good commercial awareness and general understanding of the wider financial services marketplace
  • Strong numeracy skills and understanding of statistical analysis
  • Ability and willingness to learn and adapt quickly
  • Experience of working within an actuarial or statistical environment


RSA Insurance Ireland DAC and its affiliate companies consider applicants on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.

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