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Whether it‘s a Senior Pensions Administrator, or an entry level Administrator, employers are looking for key skills when considering applicants for a job. This month we take a look at what makes a strong Pensions Administrator.

Entry Level

Those looking to enter the industry need to have a good academic background, with a minimum of GCSE’s and an aptitude for maths.  However, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn can not be underestimated at this stage.

Pensions Administrator

Pensions Administrators should be able to demonstrate a background in financial services and experience within the role; undertaking manual calculations and the other aspects required to effectively administer a scheme.

Senior Pensions Administrator

If a Pensions Administrator wants to progress their career within the industry, taking the step up to Senior Pensions Administrator after two to three years of experience is the natural progression.  To be considered, you should be looking to have strong experience of both DB and DC schemes if possible and also be able to demonstrate when you have taken on added responsibility to bridge the gap.

Team Leaders

After three to four years of Senior Pensions Administrator experience, you may want to consider the next step to team leader.  It is essential that you can show where you have taken responsibility for others; training and mentoring junior members of the team, checking work and taking on ad hoc projects.

The career path in Pensions Administration is a rewarding one that offers clear progression for those who are willing to demonstrate commitment and reliability.  To view any of the roles that team are handling please click here.