Actuarial Intern - Retirement

by Willis Towers Watson


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Per day multiple tasks would be given including; transfer value calculations, trivial commutations, some accounting tasks, valuations, meetings with hubs and colleagues and where needed, appropriate emails being sent internally and to administrators for information/task orientated


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Yes - soft skills including communication but varied for each person. Techniques for the spreadsheets and calculations performed, including the use of the programs applied for clients. My professional language has improved, especially after seeing what type of language is used in communication to different people.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, each task was given with the same amount of responsibility I would have been given if I was a new graduate entering the company. The expected outcome is what you would expect from anyone being given client work.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • There is as much support as you open yourself up to after the standard training they give you.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Very welcoming, both virtually and in person (when did go into the office). The aura was very open and gave options for growth in personal areas

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I very much enjoyed it more than I thought I would have done considering its classed as a 'Finance Office Job'. The work itself may have times that it becomes dull but colleagues are always happy to have a break to have a chat if you need a refresher or to talk you through something, making the job less pressured

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Willis Towers Watson
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Willis Towers Watson to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Willis Towers Watson
  • You do not need to have a clear understanding of what an actuary is, I didn't. They provide you with enough training to get you started as the rest you do learn based on actual tasks . You will need to be open minded and willing with tasks handed out and be open to taking on tasks, very teamworking.

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Internship (1-4 Months)


North West

August 2021

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