Actuarial 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.
  • Every day was slightly different but most involved a mixture of training and and client work such as individual calculations.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Developed my presenting skills as all the interns prepared a presentation as part of a group and delivered it to other colleagues. I've used excel quite a lot so these skills have been developed. I've also learned a lot about the pensions sector.

  • 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?
  • Yes pretty much from the 1st day I was given client work to do. However I knew this went through a thorough checking process which allowed me develop my actuarial skills in a less pressured environment

  • 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?
  • Support was very good. I was assigned a buddy who I could call or message if I was having any issues. Everyone else was also very supportive and open to 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?
  • 4/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Very friendly atmosphere. People very open to being asked questions.

  • 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?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I found the combination of training and client work very enjoyable and would definitely recommend the internship programme.

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

  • 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
  • For the initial stages don't rush through them and put a lot of effort into tailoring your application for Willis Towers Watson. If you get to the interview stage do your research into the pensions industry so you can show you have a basic understanding of pensions.

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Internship (1-4 Months)


East Midlands

August 2021

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