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.
  • Carrying out a variety of tasks such as individual member calculations, spreadsheet setup and review, checking work carried out by others, attending team meetings, updating task list, responding to emails and queries, attending training sessions, collating research for projects, organising a social event, catching-up with colleagues, self-study for technical training coursework.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have significantly developed my skill in using various bits of software including Excel, Outlook, and other Actuarial programmes, I have also improved my ability to network, to communicate regularly with colleagues, to convey complex ideas, to manage my own time and prioritise work. I have learned how to use various functions in Microsoft Teams in order to effectively host meetings and deliver a social event.

  • 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?
  • 4/5

  • 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 responsibility for my own work straightaway and had to ensure that work was turned around by deadlines, some of which were quite short-notice and other tasks were dependent on what I was doing. I was involved in projects from an early stage and had to carry out work in order for the projects to progress.

  • 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 had a range of different people I could speak to if I needed help or support during my internship such as my intern manager, my unit manager, my buddy, the other interns, the training coordinators and other junior consultants. Everyone was very friendly and open to helping or explaining technical work in more detail if I needed that - regardless of their seniority.

  • 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?
  • The culture was one of the most attractive parts of the job, there were multiple events that I had the option to attend such as office brunches, going out to lunch, attending an intern social event, meet and greets with senior members of staff and arranging for me to go into the office to experience working there. There were volunteering opportunities and the chance to get involved with various networks.

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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • The internship is genuinely one of the best experiences I have had. The team were very supportive and friendly and I didn't feel like an inexperienced intern, I felt like a valued and helpful colleague. I only had positive expectations before starting and they were exceeded. I've learned a lot and have come away with a lot more skills, pride in myself and a lot of confidence. I would definitely go back.

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

  • 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
  • Go for it! The application process is very smooth, well communicated and not too intimidating. WTW accept people from different backgrounds so don't be discouraged if you don't think you have enough maths or business knowledge. I was inspired to join by the friendly and relaxed environment and the variety of work and progression opportunities. Day one is mostly talks, but best to have your IT setup a week or two beforehand.

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Internship (1-4 Months)


South West

August 2021

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