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About Bupa's Graduate Schemes

Step forward if you want to develop and grow a fantastic finance or actuarial career in a global company with a purpose. We want Bupa to be a place where people love to work and are empowered to create great experiences for our customers while being healthier and happier themselves for working at Bupa.

As part of the new Bupa Graduate Schemes or our Student Placement Scheme, you’ll be expected to learn, develop and grow. You’ll experience many different disciplines across our business, and receive our full support every step of the way, on the road to your professional qualification whilst contributing to Bupa's business performance and success.

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  • Join Bupa’s new three-year Graduate Scheme in Finance & Governance where you’ll build your finance skills across a range of disciplines whilst studying for an Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification (through ICAEW). This will be underpinned by a comprehensive learning and development programme to help you shape your career and turn you into a business leader. 

    What you’ll do
    • You’ll spend three one-year rotations learning core financial and governance skills in separate disciplines across Bupa, which will be the foundational building blocks of your career
    • Your rotational experiences may include a variety of Financial Reporting, Internal Audit, Tax, Treasury, Regulatory Reporting, Financial Analysis and Planning.

    Location: London, Brighton and Manchester (depending on team location)

    Salary: Competitive salary and benefits

    What you need: A minimum requirement is to be a university graduate; possess a passion for our purpose and values; and have the right to work in the UK.

    Resulting qualification: Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification via the ICAEW.

    Applications for 2018 are now closed. Check back later in the year for more information on opportunities in 2019.

  • Start your three-year journey to becoming an actuary by developing core actuarial skills. We’ll support you while you do your actuarial exams, giving you the necessary time to prepare and also as you learn, develop and grow on the job.

    What you’ll do
    • Three one-year rotations giving you actuarial skills in critical departments: Claims, Pricing, and Regulatory Reporting
    • Learn through specialist tutorials given by the Actuarial Educational Company (ActEd) 
    • Receive continued support in your learning beyond our rotational graduate scheme.

    Location: London, Staines, Brighton and Manchester

    Salary: Competitive salary and benefits

    What you need: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science, maths or statistics. You’ll also need the right to work in the UK and the energy to join a dynamic and changing sector like healthcare.

    Resulting qualification: An Institute of Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) qualification.

    Applications for 2018 are now closed. Check back later in the year for more information on opportunities in 2019.

  • Gain a deep and valuable insight into the financial world after your second year at university and give a bright start to your future career. No two days are the same during the 12-month Bupa Placement, where you will face a well balanced mix of challenges, mutual support and accelerated skills development. 

    What you’ll do
    • Complete two six-month rotations across our Centre Finance & Governance, gaining experience within two of the following functions: Financial Reporting, Internal Audit, Tax, Financial Analysis and Planning, Actuarial and Risk & Compliance
    • Engage in real projects and financial cycles as well as gain the opportunity to shadow senior colleagues to gain valuable insight and enhance your network.

    Location: London

    Salary: Competitive salary and benefits

    What you need: To be an undergraduate in your second year. A financial degree is not a necessity, however you should have strong IT and analytical skills, be good at self-organisation, planning, problem-solving, have excellent writing and communication, and demonstrable experience working in a team.

    Resulting qualification: Kick-start your career in Bupa if your placement is successful.

    Applications for 2018 are now closed. Check back later in the year for more information on opportunities in 2019.

  • It’s easy to apply online:

    • Click on the links above and complete the short online application process - have your CV to hand as you fill it in
    • Prepare for a video interview about your personal purpose, values and passion for our business and the healthcare sector
    • If successful, you’ll be invited to our Experience Day and learn lots more about Bupa.

    Graduate Scheme - opens January 2018. Closing date for applications: Sunday 11 March

    Placement Scheme - opens February 2018. Closing date for applications: Sunday 25 March

    Bupa’s Graduate and Placement Schemes are very popular. To avoid disappointment, it’s best to apply quickly!

    Got a question?

    If you’ve got a question that hasn’t been answered here, just get in touch. Our email address is studentplacements@bupa.com

Why should you choose Bupa?

Do you think about helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives? Bupa does – not only for its customers, but for all its employees. As a global health and care company, everything we do is driven by our purpose. If you share our ambition, you are equally as passionate about our values and putting customers front and centre, we’ll support you every step of the way.

Don't just take our word for it. Hear from some of our current Finance placements who have blogged about their experiences so far.

Anum Bandey


“Bupa’s purpose of helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives is the first thing that struck me and is also the first time I felt a feeling of excitement when applying for a placement. Bupa has offered me a variety of opportunities, including meeting and working with members of the Finance and Governance leadership team, and working in an environment where I am encouraged to improve and challenge myself at my own pace.” – Anum Bandey

Read Anum’s blog

Jeeshan Faisal


“My expectation before joining Bupa was that I was just going to be a helper for a department – but that has not been the case.  I feel I am a key part of the team, working collaboratively on numerous reports and projects. I have already learnt many skills during my time here and I also have no doubt that this experience will help me in my career.” – Syed Jeeshan Faisal

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Ankita Patel


“Their values are something I could immediately relate to and my expectations were set very high. As soon as I started my placement I could see all the expectations were turning into reality. I am approaching my six months here now and not once have I been disappointed.” – Ankita Patel

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Emeka Okafor


“Since joining Bupa last year through the undergraduate placement scheme I’ve been involved in a number of projects across the organisation. The nature of the rotational programme has helped me to quickly build knowledge about various corporate functions and responsibilities within the organisation globally.” – Emeka Okafor

Read Emeka’s blog