Willis Towers Watson
graduate scheme

Global Services & Solutions Graduate Programme

Job description

Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year

This role of a consultant will entail supporting our multinational clients in the delivery of consulting services to the headquarters and coordination of local consulting services. This role will involve:

  • Assisting the senior consultant on multiple country actuarial accounting projects under International, UK and US GAAP. This will generally include input on appropriate actuarial assumptions in each location, project management, review of submissions from local actuaries, consolidation of results with conversion in to the reporting currency and preparation of a report
  • Helping the senior consultant to manage plan valuations for accounting or funding purposes. Generally, the valuations will be carried out in one of our Willis Towers Watson processing centres using proprietary valuation software. Your role will be to issue instructions, project manage the process, resolve issues and review the end results
  • Performing or overseeing calculations of retirement and leaving service benefits under international retirement plans, including the determination of offsets from social security arrangements, termination indemnity arrangements, and other company-provided retirement programs around the world
  • Working with the senior consultant to deliver advice to multinational clients about the financing of their risk benefit programs, such as self-insurance, multinational pooling and employee benefit captive work – including feasibility studies, selection of providers, negotiations, implementation and ongoing support
  • Assisting on due diligence reviews in multiple locations for merger and acquisition purposes
  • Supporting the senior consultant and local country consultants to deliver advice to the headquarters of our multinational clients on employee benefit matters around the world. Such areas of advice would include benefit design, local compliance, local governance, provider selection and market positioning
  • Coordination and project management of multi-country projects such as global benefit benchmarking exercises, cost savings projects, governance processes, expatriate programs
  • Keeping abreast of changes in legislation, market practice or otherwise, to identify issues that clients should be addressing about, both in specific countries and in a wider macroeconomic sense
  • Supporting the use of Willis Towers Watson’s Benefit Insights, Benefits Online, BenVals and other tools to help clients to maximise the value from the information collected
  • Supporting on intellectual capital development, including research
  • Supporting new business pitches, e.g. drafting RFP responses
  • Getting involved in other areas such as Global Health & Wellbeing, Global Benefits Solutions (GBS), Defined Contribution consulting

Start date for the UK Graduate Programme will be the end of August / early September 2020.

What we are looking for

  • Minimum 2:1 degree in a numerate discipline or 2:1 degree including A-Level Maths grade A/B or equivalent qualifications
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • An ability to think creatively in order to develop tailored solutions or advice to clients
  • A keen interest in the international employee benefits industry
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work effectively both independently and in teams, including remotely with colleagues in other countries
  • Strong project management and communication skills, specifically the ability to juggle several different projects concurrently and deliver on all of them
  • Flexibility in order to meet client deadlines when required
  • Strong desire to deliver to clients’ expectations of high quality results, consistently
  • Good relationship building skills in order to work effectively with colleagues in other teams, other offices and other countries, as well as outside third parties, when delivering to clients’ needs
  • Keen to learn
    High energy individual looking for a dynamic, growth-oriented environment
  • Ability to manipulate and analyse data will be advantageous
  • A desire to work towards an actuarial qualification

Accepted degree subjects

Any

Additional job details

Location
London
Salary
Competitive salary

How to apply

  • 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

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 January 2020

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Closing date:  31 January 2020

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