from  Virtual Internship Opportunity –  Paid – 9th to 13th August

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Are you an excellent problem solver and/or strategic thinker? Do you strong mathematical, analytical skills? Are you looking to learn more about the world of finance?

As part of Sun Life’s one week Actuarial Internship you’ll be working with their team that helps to predict future costs to the company. As an actuary, you will use tools to analyse financial data to understand how likely events are and therefore how risky they are. Actuary work sits on the intersection between probability, statistics and finance. They also support the development of company ideas to meet the company’s aims, ensuring that they communicate with these ideas to users.

During this week you’ll be:

  • Learning what the team is responsible for including the review and management of different products and other areas in which Actuarial expertise is essential the business.
  • How the team works with outsourcers to cover modelling, valuation and capital management responsibilities.
  • Joining and participating in meetings with a wide range of stakeholders.


Sun Life UK are the UK Pensions and Life Insurance addition of Sun Life Financial. Sun Life UK employ approximately 100 people who manage the company’s 500,000 customers and investments of around £13 billion. And after a successful virtual internship programme in 2020, they are offering more opportunities this summer, with an aim of increasing diversity in the industry!

Company laptops will be provided on loan for the duration of the placement, access to a secure home working location is essential. Although access to good broadband would be ideal, if you’re successful but don’t have good broadband, alternatives can be arranged.


To apply, please confirm to our Placement Lead Husnaa at Please include a CV and a covering letter with short paragraphs on the following:
• Why you are interested in the placement?
• What skills you already have to help you with this placement?
• What you would like to achieve during the placement?

Successful candidates will be notified within 48 hours of the interview and essential paperwork such as the signing of a non-disclosure agreement regarding confidential business information.

Hours: 35 hours (with the possibility of some work required outside of normal working hours) from the 9th – 13th August

Salary: National Living Wage (over 25 rate) of £8.91 plus up to £50 discretionary performance related bonus.

Deadline:  18th June 2021


If you’re new to Babbasa register here and our Outreach and Engagement Lead, Pravanya will be in touch about our placement programme.

If you’re already registered to Babbasa, please fill in this form to register onto the placement programme.