The University of Manchester

Degree Studied:

BSc Economics


Graduate Actuarial Programme

Business Area:

Prudential Regulation Authority

Having studied Economics at University, I was keen to see how the theory worked in practice. I chose to apply to the Bank because of the influence it has on the UK Economy as well as the individual perspective I myself could gain being so centrally involved in UK financial stability. I wanted something challenging, interesting, current and with purpose and felt that the Bank offered just that.

The people that you meet at the Bank are from a range of backgrounds with a wealth of specialist knowledge and years of experience. The collaborative nature of work here is definitely a stand out feature and an element that allows for an enjoyable working environment. Many are willing to share their expertise whilst also encouraging input from colleagues all around. The culture here allows for easy interaction between individuals and for ideas to be easily shared. You’re encouraged to be inquisitive and for that reason, you are constantly learning! 

The projects and areas of work that you get involved with are incredibly varied and therefore no two days are the exact same. With Specialism research pieces focused on the key risk areas faced by insurance, work is both challenging and thought provoking. Alongside the opportunities offered to liaise with industry executives in ongoing supervision, working here provides ample opportunity to develop both soft and hard skills. The level of responsibility that you’re given so early on within your career is another great aspect of working here.