In Insurance Consulting we advise and provide solutions to insurance companies on the quantification and management of risk, and on wider operational capabilities, to provide competitive advantage in a rapidly-changing world. Our client base includes more than three-quarters of the world's leading insurers across both life and property/casualty insurance.
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***Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should select and apply to no more than one programme each year***
Opening Date: September 2019
Closing Date: January 2020
A role in Insurance Consulting is stimulating, challenging, exciting and extremely rewarding.
We require associates who are technically and mathematically minded, with the ability to solve intricate problems using innovative and proportionate approaches.
As consultants, it is not enough to have the technical skill set. The ability to communicate complex concepts to audiences from a variety of backgrounds is fundamental. We deal with actuaries, accountants, senior executives and other Board members. Each audience has different needs and knowledge and so we need to tailor our communications to suit.
We are looking for candidates that are excellent in their field and can apply their skill sets to work with clients to support them in their strategy and objectives.
What will I be doing day to day?
As a project-based advisory business, no two days are the same. Our graduates will experience this work variety immediately, and see this continue as their careers develop.
Graduates will tend to be involved in around 3 client projects at any one time, working on each with the support and guidance of an experienced consultant. You will be involved in regular project meetings which will help you to understand the business context and project objectives, and where your contribution fits in, as well as providing a space for you to report your progress.
You may also be involved in communicating with client stakeholders, working directly alongside clients or joining meetings/calls discussing progress or sharing deliverables.
A key difference at Willis Towers Watson is that we have our own set of Insurance Technology Solutions which are widely adopted within our client base. You will become familiar with these tools, and in demonstrating to or training clients, and in developing new propositions or solutions based on these tools.
Our graduates receive broad training during their first few months with Willis Towers Watson, which supplements a steep curve of on-the-job learning.
Career path and study support
The learning curve in the first few years is challenging as you grow your understanding of the insurance markets, our clients, products and propositions, whilst at the same time developing broader consulting skills and knowledge of actuarial techniques.
As you progress, you will get more deeply involved in supporting research and product development. We pride ourselves in remaining ahead of the game in our market – we need to know the next client issue or driver of change before it happens – and so we invest heavily in product and service development.
You may also be responsible for selling projects and managing content and delivery in order to ensure the best solutions for our clients' problems, on budget, on time and to the highest quality.
Graduates will have the opportunity to sit the actuarial exams and become a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Willis Towers Watson offers a substantial and flexible study support package that includes:
- Membership fees of the Actuarial profession
- Providing study materials for each exam such as course notes, sample questions, past paper questions, mock exams and revision notes
- Paying for tutorials for each exam
- Cost of sitting each exam and a re-sit attempt if required
- Study leave – roughly one day per week
- A large body of students working through the same exams, as well as qualified actuaries willing to lend their support
However, it is not a requirement for graduates to pursue this route, and we are also looking for talented individuals who would prefer not to sit the actuarial exams.
- Minimum 2:1 degree in a numerate discipline OR
- 2:1 degree including A-Level Maths grade A/B or equivalent qualifications
- End of August / early September 2020.
- For Masters’/PHD students, we can be flexible on the start date depending on course dates.
The Application Process
- Stage 1: Online application, including CV
- Stage 2: Online testing
- Stage 3: Video interview - in partnership with the Bright Network, we have created an academy module on ‘How to Ace your Video Interview’. Click here to sign up and watch it!
- Stage 4: Assessment centre
- Stage 5: Offer and on-boarding