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Mercer Early Careers Graduate Pathway Programme - 2018


We believe that businesses thrive when people can achieve their potential.


That's why Mercer helps its clients put innovative and sustainable health, wealth and career strategies at the heart of businesses - with people as active and collaborative partners in the organisation's success.


The result is a more engaged, inspired and empowered workforce; enabling a more resilient, agile and competitive organisation. Wecall this a people-shaped business



And in today's changing world, we believe a people-shaped business is a thriving business, ready to turn disruption into opportunity and growth.



Our graduate pathway programme is a great opportunity to develop your skills across our Health Wealth and Career businesses and to build a strong consulting career where you can deliver solutions that have a real impact on the future of major organisations and individuals every day.

Have you got what it takes to join our people shaped business?  All applications need to have:

Strong analytical skills whilst seeing the big picture of what we do - having attention to detail whilst understanding the wider context of the work being done

Learning agility - eager and quick to pick up on methodology and market trends on a steep learning curve

Thriving in ambiguity- accept the unknown; persevering and adapting to serve our clients

Building relationships -  being a strong team player and engaging in active communication and collaboration with the team and clients


Our pathway programme provides the framework for our graduates to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge within a number of challenging and diverse placements across our business during their first two years. Our graduate pathway programme offers three key streams: Health, Wealth and Career.


You will have the opportunity to complete a number of diverse placements within your chosen stream in your home location. You will also complete a project within each of the other streams to give you the best possible grounding as you develop your career at Mercer.

Our culture at Mercer ensures that all new employees are engaged, entrusted and empowered so they feel part of company, have pride in working for Mercer and make a difference to our clients and our organisation. We offer a very supportive environment; you will be assigned a buddy and have a manager supporting you throughout the two year programme. You'll also get to share experiences with other graduates along the way, building an excellent network.



We fully fund a number of different professional study pathways including the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries qualification (IFoA), Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) programme , Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) qualification, Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) programme and the Pensions Management Institute qualifications(PMI). All our graduates within the Wealth stream will complete the Investment Management Certificate(IMC) within the first three months of joining.



We consider candidates withbroad ranging degrees and therefore we are looking for candidates from a range of academic backgrounds. 



A Level 

A Level Points

Degree requirements (expected/obtained)

Apprentice at least level 4

Any Subjects

300 UCAS points

2:1 degree in any subject





Relevant apprenticeships achieved at level 4 as a minimum



A Level Maths or equivalent 

A Level Points

Degree requirements (expected/obtained)

Apprentice (level 4 minimum)

A Level in Maths at grade A

300 UCAS points

2:1 degree in a non-numerate subject



300 UCAS points

2:1 degree in a numerate subject such as Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Engineering, Chemistry or Physics.



300 UCAS points

2:1 degree in a broader ranging degree with a high numericalcontent selected (which can be evidenced and results in these modules at 2:1 level).  With the option to Study CFA or PMI exams on joining.






Workplace pensions

Investment Operations


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