Software Development Internship 2021
Willis Towers Watson is a preeminent developer of risk and financial modelling software, with over 400 clients worldwide. We combine the technical innovation and engineering expertise of our software professionals with the actuarial knowledge and thought leadership of our insurance consulting business to provide solutions that help clients measure value, manage risk and safeguard solvency.
Willis Towers Watson’s software solutions support insurance companies and other businesses that require sophisticated and auditable modelling and analytics processes as they confront volatile markets and regulatory changes. Our software solutions underpin a variety of activities, ranging from asset-liability modelling, pricing and reserving, through to economic capital aggregation and allocation.
*** Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year***
Our 8-week Intern Programme is designed for penultimate year students.
An Internship at Willis Towers Watson will give you valuable real-world experience while you are still a student. It will enable you to apply your education in an environment that is both challenging and rewarding. At the end of your time with us, you will have a greater understanding of what we do and how closely our career offerings match your career aspirations. You will be treated in the same way as our new graduates receiving the same quality and quantity of work. It is the perfect opportunity to gain an insight into what you could expect if you joined our graduate programme the following year.
The role of the Software Engineering Team is to create, maintain and deliver software to some of the most well-known global insurance companies and the many hundreds of internal consultant users in the Insurance Consulting and Technology business. As a Software Engineering graduate, the role is intentionally varied and will involve you discussing functionality with consultants, proposing solutions and generating prototypes, understanding and coding algorithms ensuring that time and memory constraints are satisfied, iterating user interfaces and researching new technologies and tools.
You will be involved in all aspects of a professional software development life cycle using the latest tools and techniques to deliver complex software of the highest quality. You will learn about professional software development and experience all aspects of today’s industry best practices. This includes but is not limited to:
- Understanding what our clients need, and solving those problems
- Developing high-performance, scalable software using various technologies on multiple platforms
- Creating an engaging user experience through clean and crisp user interfaces
- Delivering quality using the latest test and automation techniques
- Deployment to complex IT infrastructures, including cloud environments
This is all done within small agile teams that collaboratively contribute to the effective delivery of high quality software products. As part of our induction program, you will also be introduced to different colleagues and will learn more about the types of software products we create, the way we operate and different roles that we have in our software teams.
Career Path & Qualification
As a graduate at Willis Towers Watson, you have a world of opportunity ahead of you. As a Software Engineer, you will drive your own career progression, acquiring new skills via training and by learning from your colleagues, expanding your experience by working on different projects and gradually taking on additional duties and responsibilities. You will also have an opportunity to move into software architecture, project management, quality assurance, DevOps or another specialisation area, when you are ready.
We offer graduates the flexibility to study towards a range of qualifications from both technical and business disciplines depending on the needs of the business and individuals.
- Minimum 2:1 degree in a Software Engineering, Computer Science or similar technical or analytic discipline with a reasonable understanding of Mathematics is required
It would also be an advantage to possess the following skills:
- Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle and Agile principles
- Familiarity with unit testing and test automation in general
- Appreciation of current and emerging technologies
- Appreciation of algorithm and software performance
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’.
Stage 4: Assessment centre
Stage 5: Offer and on-boarding