Business Support Specialist − Risk

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.
  • The role was essentially performing any tasks necessary to aid colleagues in the team. In practice this included things like data manipulation in Excel, creating presentations in PowerPoint and using other software in the industry, but the specifics depend very much on what project you work on.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Your Excel skills will improve tenfold without a doubt! In addition communication skills are essential when working in a team like this - especially when you are a beginner, so being able to convey your thoughts and any issues professionally is a key skill that gets developed. Lastly, there is a requirement to deliver a presentation at the end of the internship and speaking in that kind of setting is often a new experience for many.

  • 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?
  • Because we were placed on actual client projects, there was a definite sense of responsibility and importance to our 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?
  • I was paired up with a buddy and of course a manager who both were both incredibly supportive people and were there for anything I needed.

  • 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?
  • The team is a really friendly group of people, who seem genuinely interested in talking to you. As it was online, I cannot assess the office culture, but the people I encountered were absolutely great!

  • 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?
  • Personally I thoroughly enjoyed it! There's not much more I need to say!

  • 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
  • Don't be afraid of anything! The people are really great and do want you to get something out of the experience. Ask lots of questions and show genuine interest in the work and you will have a far more engaging time!

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Internship (1-4 Months)


South East

October 2021

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