Actuarial Summer Internship - Reinsurance

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Type: 
Internship
Locations: 
London
Sectors: 
Financial Services
Salary: 
Competitive
Deadline: 
31st January 2020

Overview

Welcome to Willis Re, part of the Investment, Risk & Reinsurance segment of Willis Towers Watson, is one of the world’s leading reinsurance advisory and broking businesses. Connecting risk and capital, we help the global insurance industry, governments and society at large manage and mitigate extreme risk – from natural catastrophes such as flood, earthquakes, hurricanes and pandemics, to technological or political risks such as cyber and terrorism. We bring together advanced analytics, risk transfer and transactional expertise to provide advisory and consultation to client on how their risk portfolios impact performance and execute on those capabilities to deliver improved financial results.

For more information on Willis Re and the reinsurance industry, visit Willis Re Careers.

Your Opportunity

As part of a fast-evolving, $365 billion-dollar global industry, Willis Re provides a multitude of exciting career opportunities for talented and driven individuals.

Designed for university students one year from graduation, the Willis Re Summer Internship Program is an 8-week learning experience that provides undergraduates the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in the reinsurance industry whilst contributing to our business.

The internship program is comprised of:

  • Structured orientation training
  • Goal setting and a mid and end of rotation performance review and feedback
  • Professional skills and technical training modules
  • Group project and team presentations
  • Business speaker learning series
  • Real-world actuarial experience and responsibilities, including using actuarial models and analysis and preparing materials for client meetings and pitches

High-performing interns will be considered for the full-time Willis Re graduate roles and participation in our Reinsurance Achievement (REACH) learning program after graduation. The internship program is a unique opportunity to understand what you could expect if you joined our business and REACH program full time and to see if this is the right fit for your interests and career goals.

You will be notified on your progress throughout the process

***Application Opening Date: 11th September 2019***

***Application Closing Date: 31st January 2020***

Note however that Willis Re runs its graduate application process and recruitment on a rolling basis, so we encourage candidates to apply early.

Are you the right fit for Willis Re?

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, which is why we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment enriched by our people, our clients and the communities in which we work. We create a culture of engagement and respect by demonstrating inclusive behaviours throughout our inclusion networks. We encourage and welcome applications from any degree discipline/ major and all universities/colleges.

If you have an appetite to learn and succeed, an ability to build technical knowledge, with a passion for building and maintaining relationships… start your career at Willis Re!

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Predicted 2:1 degree
  • A-Level Maths/Economics grade A/B or equivalent qualification is required
  • Enthusiasm and interest to learn about Insurance, Risk and Reinsurance
  • Ability to build strong internal and external relationships at all levels of the business
  • Good Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Desire and drive to take on early responsibility
  • Initiative and an eagerness to drive projects to a successful conclusion
  • Willing to act as a team player

Start date 

  • End of June 2020

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