Pension Administration Apprenticeship Barnett Waddingham

September 2024 start with an 18 month programme leading to a professional qualification which allows you to learn new skills leading to fantastic career progression. We have friendly supportive teams with a mentor to help you and many of our apprentices have progressed to senior roles.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You will receive competitive annual bonus, 25 days holiday, private medical, discounts including gym memberships, cinema & restaurant vouchers & more free fresh fruit, hot and cold drinks and free pizza on occasional social office events

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 9.00am to 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • 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
  • The preparation of computer-generated benefit calculations and related correspondence
  • Attending team meetings to understand the priorities and offering support as required
  • Plus, lots more including interesting project work

The training you will be getting

  • Working with our training provider, you will study for the Workplace Pensions (administrator or consultant) Level 3 qualification through the Pension Management Institute
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 
  • 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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There are lots of opportunities to develop 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 Maths & English (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade C, D or above) Desired

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

We are proud to be a leading independent UK professional services consultancy at the forefront of risk, pensions, investment, and insurance with a team of more than 1,700 people in nine offices around the UK. We were recognised as being one of the 'best places to work in the UK' in 2023 and people who join Barnett Waddingham tend to stay, thriving in a professional learning environment and caring, friendly culture. Our aim is to support and look after you as you embark on your first steps to an amazing career with us!


Barnett Waddingham


Hartwell House Victoria Street




Jackie White

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Pensions administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

After reviewing your application and if you pass the eligibility criteria you'll be invited for an informal telephone interview. The final stage will be an assessment day in the office - all previous candidates who have attended have said they really enjoy this day - it is an opportunity for us to get to know you and for you to find out more about Barnett Waddingham and the role. 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: 08 Jul 2024