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Start your career with XPS

Be part of an exciting and interesting industry that never stands still! Whether you join advisory, administration or central functions at XPS you will find yourself continually learning, facing new challenges and building a career with longevity.

XPS's graduate and apprenticeship programmes range from pensions administration to investment to actuarial programmes and offer exciting opportunities to build your career while gaining valuable knowledge and exposure to a wide range of work.

Pensions Administration services clients and members by performing a range of administration tasks including calculations, reports, speaking to members directly, project work, presenting to clients and much more.

For administration staff, we provide guidance and mentors for the Certificate in Pensions Administration through our industry professional body the Pensions Management Institute.

XPS's award-winning investment business is rapidly growing and committed to investing in our people. We provide independent advice to our clients which include defined benefit, defined contribution institutional pension schemes, charities, and endowments. Our independence is critical to being able to provide the best investment advice to our clients.

All members of the team undertake investment and manager research, so our research is focused on clients’ needs and has their best interest at heart.

Our mission is to help our clients manage the complex issues which impact their pension scheme in a pragmatic and understandable way. Communication is a key part of the work we do and, amongst other things, we advise Trustees and Corporate clients on a wide range of actuarial-related areas and help them to understand the risks within their pension schemes and how they can manage this.

Those in our Actuarial apprenticeship program will complete the actuarial (IFoA) exams with our support along the way - we’ll equip you with study materials, time to study and an attractive salary and benefits package.

XPS's Trustee Governance Services team collaborates with industry experts to provide comprehensive and strategic solutions to clients navigating the complexities of the pensions world. Communication is key for our team as we occupy a client-facing role and conduct in-depth analysis of pension schemes, assess regulatory compliance, and offer tailored recommendations to optimise retirement benefits for both individuals and organisations. 

Those in our Trustee Governance Services graduate programme have the opportunity to complete the Advanced Diploma in Retirement Provision (ADRP) qualification offered by the Pensions Management Institute (PMI). You will be supported by a study mentor during this process, given time to study along with an attractive salary and benefits package.

Who we are

We believe in our people; we will work with you to unlock your potential and support your career whilst giving you the opportunity to work with some of the most dynamic and knowledgeable people in our industry. 

We embrace differences and we respect your ideas, perspective and style. Our business thrives on our diversity and mix of experience that leads to innovation. 

Life at XPS

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Training and Development

As an Investors in People company, we support both professional and personal development training. This ranges from technical training to help you understand the new world that you are joining to general office training, IT training, management training, and pretty much everything else in between.


Rewards and Benefits

We offer a range of benefits to our employees to suit your lifestyle, from health and wellbeing, to finance and protection and lifestyle.

Find out more about how we recognise and reward the achievements of our people here

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At XPS, we became carbon neutral across our entire value chain back in 2021 and have a strong focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors and sustainability, and build this ethos into all of our manager research and subsequently our client solutions.

Award-winning organisation

As a graduate or apprentice, you will be joining XPS's award-winning team. 

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