Retirement Intern

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.
  • Extracting and analysing data to build reports. I have done a lot of document editing/ checking. I also regularly use PVTM to calculate a transfer value, create a reasonableness check spreadsheet and draft an email outlining the transfer value to the client. I have also calculated transfer values using spreadsheets. There is daily communication within the team and a muddle and huddle session weekly where work/ anything I might find interesting is mentioned.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have developed my communication skills, interacting daily with members from various aspects/levels of the team. My confidence in my own ability has also grown massively as a result of my time here, when I started I was very unconfident in what I was doing but now I feel so much more confident and trust myself to do work to a great standard. I have learnt a lot of pensions specific knowledge also.

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

  • 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?
  • I was given lots of responsibility in the fact that I was exposed directly to the client work. I drafted work that would be sent directly to clients. I therefore had the responsibility to meet certain deadlines and ensure my work was to a high standard.

  • 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?
  • I received a lot of support from many people in the team. My buddy and Intern Manager were the first point of contact if I was stuck and they also helped. When delegated tasks, the delegator would always ensure I understood everything and was happy to take any questions.

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

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


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Everyone was really friendly and welcoming. There were various social events throughout the 8 weeks which were really fun! The company is very inclusive and everyone tried to make me feel welcome.

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

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

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

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I really enjoyed my internship. The team were a pleasure to work with and were very sociable. I have gained a lot of new knowledge and the work is better than I had expected. There is so much more to pensions than I had anticipated and it is really interesting. I would love to work here again.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

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

  • 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
  • Try to stay calm throughout the interviewing process, the interviewers are really friendly and aren't trying to catch you out. Do some preparation before the interview/assessment centre and think of interesting/valuable experiences you can talk about.

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Internship (1-4 Months)


West Midlands

August 2021

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