Life at Deloitte
Our people: Niall Mc Groarty
Life as an Actuarial Graduate
When making the jump from university I wanted a job that would afford me the opportunity to apply analytical skills to real world problems, actuarial was the obvious answer.
I studied Physics in Trinity College Dublin and I wanted to apply myself to something new and challenging in a field where I could make an impact. After talking to existing team members I joined the Actuarial, Rewards and Analytics practice.
Studying Physics meant questioning everything, and using logic and problem solving to understand some of the biggest problems in the universe.
Working on the Actuarial, Rewards and Analytics team in Deloitte means that I am still questioning everything, but now I am solving problems with real world applications.
I have been fortunate to have worked on a wide range of projects since starting with Deloitte, everything from traditional actuarial work to data analytics and modelling. The variety of work has given me great flexibility in my future career path, I have been able to experience a number of different specialisms within the actuarial profession before deciding on my ultimate career direction.
The work is only one aspect of life at Deloitte, as a team we participate in plenty of other activities, such as table quizzes and 5-a-side football, as well as nights out. Throughout Deloitte there is an emphasis on work/life balance. I play rugby and since joining I have found time to train and compete regularly with my team.
Being a student actuary means preparing for and sitting exams. Deloitte provides everything needed to get through the actuarial exams, whether it’s time off to study, notes, tutorials or just a few words of advice.