Retirement GB - Actuarial

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.
  • First few weeks were mainly filled with training tasks. Following weeks involved doing client work (e.g. calculating cash equivalent transfer values, helping with valuations, accounting). Research project presentations were the final task.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Communication skills - important to be clear with the work you do so that people checking it can follow what you've done easily. Teamwork - have to work with others a lot, so have definitely improved on this. Time management - kept busy, so important to be able to prioritise tasks appropriately Social - lots of social events, very social office - lots of fun!!

  • 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?
  • The work you are given genuinely needs to be done - you do have some responsibility to do it. You are also given lots of instruction, and people are really helpful, so nothing to worry about. Having real responsibility makes it more interesting as well.

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

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Loads of support. You get assigned a buddy when you start, who's responsibility it is to help you when you are stuck on anything. Everyone else around is really helpful as well - really nice work culture.

  • 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 is really friendly, sociable and helpful. If someone can't help you they will always help you find someone who can.

  • 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?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • Really enjoyable experience. I definitely learned a lot and it has given me a very useful insight into this industry

  • 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
  • Put effort into your application. It's a very sociable place, really nice to work here. Have a positive attitude, growth mindset

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Internship (1-4 Months)


Greater London

August 2021

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