Graduate 2024 Programme - Quantitative Developers (Strategists) Rothsay

London 11-10-2023

Application deadline:  17 November 2023

Programme start date:  16 September 2024

Eligibility:  Final year students graduating in Summer 2024


Who we are:

Rothesay is a leading UK pensions insurance specialist. Purpose-built to protect pensions, we manage over £48bn of assets and securing pensions for over 840,000 people. We secure pensions for over 200 pension schemes and insurers including British Airways, Post Office, ASDA, National Grid and Aegon.

At Rothesay, we are striving to transform our industry. We believe deeply in creating real security for the future and our leadership in finding new and better ways to do that is the key to our success. To do that, we need the very brightest original thinkers to bring creativity as well as rigour. Rothesay is a rewarding place to work, where quality people can thrive and prosper. We pride ourselves on the connections our people build, many of whom have been with us for over ten years.


Graduate programme:

Our UK graduate programme is designed to kick-start careers for ambitious and analytical graduates who want to make an impact. Rothesay is built on a multi-talented, multi-disciplined model, collaborating directly and with singular focus to shape the future. Rothesay’s inclusive and collaborative working environment allows our graduates to build a broad skill-set and shape a strong internal network. We support your development journey, growth in your career, in addition to a competitive salary and tailored benefits.


The programme starts with a fundamentals week for the entire graduate cohort, where you will have in depth networking and insight sessions on Rothesay a whole. From week two, you will join your team for professional integrated learning and start to make meaningful contributions. Throughout your first year, alongside your permanent role, you will be part of an on-sight graduate development programme with both technical and business skills training.  Our teams run lean, giving you excellent visibility and exposure throughout the business, and we will provide continuous training and upskilling for your future.  Rothesay is a rewarding place to work, where quality people can thrive and prosper.


This opportunity is open to summer 2024 graduates who are looking to launch into their career within an entrepreneurial environment where talent can thrive and excel. 


What you’ll do:

Our Quantitative Developers (Strategists) use their mathematical and scientific training to create financial products, advise clients on transactions, measure risk and identify market opportunities.  They focus on the pricing and risk management of complex transactions, ranging from pension fund buyout trades to exotic assets and derivatives.

In their daily work, quantitative developers work closely with our traders and structuring teams, analysing trades and asset origination opportunities for execution and ongoing measurement and management. This emphasis on advanced financial mathematics and a highly analytical approach as an integral part of the risk management of the firm distinguishes Rothesay Life from many of its competitors. In general, we are looking for smart, quantitative, commercial, problem-solving-oriented, “get-things-done” candidates with the skills to deliver robust, high performance software and quantitative analyses and with either experience in financial markets or a keen interest to learn about them.


What we’re looking for:

  • Advanced quantitative skills (typically evidenced by a degree in maths, physics, computer science, engineering, etc.)
  • Excellence in applied programming skills - Python, C, C++ or other major languages
  • Strong communication and project management skills


Disclaimer This position description is intended to describe the duties most frequently performed by an individual in this position. It is not intended to be a complete list of assigned duties, but to describe a position level.  The role shall be performed within a professional office environment. Rothesay Life has health and safety polices that are available for all workers upon request.  There are no specific health risks associated with the role.

Inclusion Rothesay actively promotes diversity and inclusivity. We know that our success depends on our people and that by nurturing a culture that values difference, we create a stronger, more dynamic business. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

The collection of applicant diversity data allows Rothesay to map and gain insights into the impact of our DEI strategy for talent attraction. This data is anonymised and is not analysed against individual applications. By requesting mapping our applicants’ demographic profiles, we can identify the under-represented groups. This enables us to identify any barriers to increasing our diversity and take action.


Applications are now closed