A huge congratulations to Marquie who has managed to get herself a graduate role at WTW. Here she gives us a few details on how she did it and some handy advice.
Why did you choose this firm and this role?
I chose WTW because of their unique commitment to the professional and personal development of people. This resonates with my personal motivations to work in a firm that encourages and supports continual growth, whether this may be in the actuarial study route or in developing comprehensive expertise of the industry. I chose ‘Global Services and Solutions-Actuarial’ because I aspire to develop the skills and experience to contribute to the development of cost-effective and sustainable global benefit solutions across the world. The global outreach of the role also resonates with my passion for languages and will enable me to work in different languages.
What was the toughest part of the application process? And your favourite part?
The most challenging part was the final round assessment centre. The number of different tasks that we had to complete meant that we were under a lot of time pressure and it was quite nerve-racking! My favourite part of the process was the face-to-face interview as it gave me the opportunity to get to know the firm on a deeper level.
Were you surprised by anything in the process?
The entire application process was very well explained and clear hence there were no surprises.
What three top tips would you give your fellow Bright Network members?
Be pro-active! Make sure that you do thorough research on the industry that you’re interested in – whether this is through attending open days, getting internship experience or speaking to people at the firm – it is important that you cultivate an understanding of the industry culture and the requirements for the role. Needless to say, it is also crucial to show your passion, skill-set and personality in the interview process. Think about ‘what makes you stand out?’