Apprentice Pension Administrator Barnett Waddingham

Our Pension Administration team at BW is our biggest team and we support individual members of pension schemes with queries around retirement, payments and more. The role will involve preparing computer generated benefit calculations, arranging payments to be made and working alongside experienced administrators to develop professional skills.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You will receive competitive annual bonus, 25 days holiday and you'll have access to a range of discounts including gym memberships, cinema & restaurant vouchers & more Fresh fruit, hot and cold drinks provided free of charge in all of our offices

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The preparation of computer-generated benefit calculations and related correspondence.
  • Communicating with clients, their members and advisers via email, letter, and telephone.
  • Process client pensioner payrolls, including calculations of net pay, arranging payments, liaison with tax offices and preparation of year end returns.
  • Attending team meetings to understand the priorities and offering support as required.
  • Plus, lots more including project work

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Working with our training provider, you will study for the Workplace Pensions Administrator Level 3 qualification.  The programme is well structured with the support of a skills coach, friendly mentors, and line managers to ensure you succeed in your role and study. 

During your apprenticeship you'll be completing the following qualification:

  • Pensions Management Institute - Award in Pensions Essentials

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are lots of opportunities to develop into beyond your apprenticeship – these can include progressing through the business area you completed your apprenticeship in, or transferring to a different business area. You will be encouraged to continue to study and develop your skills if you wish to do so.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (Grade A*-C/9-4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade (Grade A*-C/9-4)) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to be customer-focused with good attention to detail. You will demonstrate a positive attitude with a pro-active and organised approach and with good problem-solving skills. You could already have some of these skills through a part time job, work experience/volunteering or any hobbies/interests you have.

About the employer

Barnett Waddingham are an independent UK consultancy at the forefront of risk, pensions, investment and insurance with over 1,500 employees spread across 9 offices. Our clients include many household names and we invest heavily in cutting edge technology. We are now looking for a number of Apprentice Pension Administrators and are looking to offer these opportunities in our Amersham, Bristol, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool and London offices.


Barnett Waddingham


Hartwell House Victoria Street




Jackie White

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Workplace pensions (administrator or consultant)

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

After reviewing your application and if you pass the eligibility criteria you'll be invited for a telephone interview. The final stage will be an assessment day in the office. Throughout the process you will be fully supported by the early careers team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Apr 2023