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MEET Jasmin Bedi

Retirement Associate

(former Intern)

Team Retirement

Segment Human Capital and Benefits

Location Reigate, United Kingdom

Experience level Intern

University St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India, BSc (honors) Mathematics

Why did you pursue an internship with Willis Towers Watson?

Having studied for some actuarial exams at university, I was keen to understand the practical aspect of the theoretical knowledge I was gaining. Willis Towers Watson gave me the opportunity to work for some of the biggest pension schemes in the country, which was a perfect opportunity to learn the essence of the industry.

Can you tell us about your career progression with Willis Towers Watson, starting as an intern?

I started my career as an intern with Willis Towers Watson India a few years ago and now I work as an associate with Willis Towers Watson UK. Having worked as an associate on defined benefit schemes in India, I wanted to get exposure to the pension industry in another country. As one of the largest actuarial companies with a presence in multiple countries, Willis Towers Watson made getting an opportunity to work in another country easier. I applied for a position in the UK, was contacted by HR and after a few in-depth interviews, was made an offer to transfer.
Willis Towers Watson’s Global Mobility team made the transition a smooth one, and I felt supported at every step. It was definitely a big change driven primarily for the purpose of career advancement. Now that I have been in the UK for almost 10 months, I feel the move has helped me grow both professionally and personally.

What were your responsibilities as an intern?

As an intern I was responsible for shadowing consultants in the preparation of valuation reports for clients for accounting purposes. It gave me a good understanding of how pension liabilities impact the ledger for multinational corporations. I also got an opportunity to sharpen my Excel skills by creating a spreadsheet for automating a process.

What training and development opportunities have you enjoyed as a result of the internship?

Willis Towers Watson has an extensive training programme, along with great study support. To succeed an actuary, we need to maintain a balance between work, study and social life. Having a generous study policy made things easier. Also there were frequent social events with the team where I got to interact with senior consultants and actuaries; learning from their experiences was definitely an added benefit.

What were the highlights of your Willis Towers Watson career experience?

At a very early stage in my career, I had an opportunity to work closely with a senior consultant supporting a client that was implementing a government-driven defined contribution pension scheme. It involved managing a project with multiple stakeholders and tight timelines. We started by selecting a third-party administrator, and then had discussions with senior management at the client company to ensure they had the platform required to introduce the new pension scheme to employees.

From having the opportunity to attend client meetings and work with communication experts to prepare content for employee awareness, this experience provided incredible exposure to project management and to the client.

How would you describe the culture at Willis Towers Watson?

The culture is diverse, with something for everyone. One of the best things about my job is the ability to interact with members of the team at all different levels. I love that I get to learn new things from highly experienced actuaries. I also enjoy the sincere appreciation I receive from not only my manager, but from the people I work with directly.

MEET OUR PEOPLE

Kingsley Wang

Kingsley Wang

Project Manager Shenzhen, China
Jessica Melville

Jessica Melville

Senior Investment Consultant Sydney, Australia
Ana Rivera

Ana Rivera

Global Services and Solutions Leader, Latin America Miami, Florida, U.S.
Tony Seto

Tony Seto

National Manager, Construction, Auckland, New Zealand
Kanika Mehta

Kanika Mehta

Market Research Associate, Information Services Team (Delhi) Gurgaon, India
Charlie (Charlotte) Garrod

Charlie (Charlotte) Garrod

Wordings Analyst Ipswich, United Kingdom
Karen McDonagh Reynolds

Karen McDonagh Reynolds

Cloud Programme Director Ipswich, UK (but I travel loads)
Ravi Khambhati

Ravi Khambhati

Senior Associate — Systems Development Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
Laura Punzón

Laura Punzón

Team Leader Madrid, Spain
Nick Alexander

Nick Alexander

Senior Enrollment Operations Manager/Tempe Site Lead(Director) Tempe, Arizona
Benjamin Tessier

Benjamin Tessier

Bid Manager London, United Kingdom
Carlos Moreno Martín

Carlos Moreno Martín

Project Manager Madrid, Spain
Jaime Sánchez Gómez-Landero

Jaime Sánchez Gómez-Landero

Project Manager, Iberia Madrid, Spain
Paul Dowding

Paul Dowding

Account Executive Ipswich, United Kingdom
Pei Wang

Pei Wang

Actuarial Analyst (former Life Intern) Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Emma White

Emma White

Junior Account Executive London, United Kingdom
Basil Al Hatoum

Basil Al Hatoum

Actuarial Analyst (former Retirement Graduate) Toronto, Canada
Jasmin Bedi

Jasmin Bedi

Retirement Associate (former Intern) Reigate, United Kingdom
HeeJung Kim

HeeJung Kim

Health and Benefits analyst (currently on rotational Graduate Development Program) Toronto, Canada
Eifflin Ding

Eifflin Ding

Rewards Analyst (former Talent and Rewards Intern)
Mae Heloise Lisaca

Mae Heloise Lisaca

HR Administrator for Benefits (former Talent and Rewards Intern) Manila, Philippines
Charlotte Olson

Charlotte Olson

Retirement Analyst (former Retirement Graduate) London, United Kingdom
Moona Lv

Moona Lv

Analyst (former Talent Management Graduate) Shanghai, China
Anshul Garg

Anshul Garg

Risk analyst (former Investment, Risk and Reinsurance Graduate) Gurugram, India
Andrew Flewitt

Andrew Flewitt

HR Partner Ipswich, United Kingdom
Alberto Mondelli

Alberto Mondelli

Region Leader — Latin America Mexico City, Mexico
Emily Reading

Emily Reading

Client Service and Analytics Manager Ipswich, UK (with one day per week in London office)
Melanie Harding

Melanie Harding

Head of Operations Auckland, New Zealand
Trey Franklin

Trey Franklin

Reinsurer Relationship Manager Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Dominic Ferrari

Dominic Ferrari

Actuarial Apprentice Reigate, United Kingdom
Suzanne Vaughan

Suzanne Vaughan

Head of Retirement, Edinburgh Edinburgh, Scotland
Nuno Arruda

Nuno Arruda

Head of Clients (dual hatted with Broking and Carrier Management) Lisbon, Portugal

MEET OUR PEOPLE

Kingsley Wang

Kingsley Wang

Project Manager Shenzhen, China
Jessica Melville

Jessica Melville

Senior Investment Consultant Sydney, Australia
Ana Rivera

Ana Rivera

Global Services and Solutions Leader, Latin America Miami, Florida, U.S.
Tony Seto

Tony Seto

National Manager, Construction, Auckland, New Zealand
Kanika Mehta

Kanika Mehta

Market Research Associate, Information Services Team (Delhi) Gurgaon, India
Charlie (Charlotte) Garrod

Charlie (Charlotte) Garrod

Wordings Analyst Ipswich, United Kingdom
Karen McDonagh Reynolds

Karen McDonagh Reynolds

Cloud Programme Director Ipswich, UK (but I travel loads)
Ravi Khambhati

Ravi Khambhati

Senior Associate — Systems Development Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
Laura Punzón

Laura Punzón

Team Leader Madrid, Spain
Nick Alexander

Nick Alexander

Senior Enrollment Operations Manager/Tempe Site Lead(Director) Tempe, Arizona
Benjamin Tessier

Benjamin Tessier

Bid Manager London, United Kingdom
Carlos Moreno Martín

Carlos Moreno Martín

Project Manager Madrid, Spain
Jaime Sánchez Gómez-Landero

Jaime Sánchez Gómez-Landero

Project Manager, Iberia Madrid, Spain
Paul Dowding

Paul Dowding

Account Executive Ipswich, United Kingdom
Pei Wang

Pei Wang

Actuarial Analyst (former Life Intern) Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Emma White

Emma White

Junior Account Executive London, United Kingdom
Basil Al Hatoum

Basil Al Hatoum

Actuarial Analyst (former Retirement Graduate) Toronto, Canada
Jasmin Bedi

Jasmin Bedi

Retirement Associate (former Intern) Reigate, United Kingdom
HeeJung Kim

HeeJung Kim

Health and Benefits analyst (currently on rotational Graduate Development Program) Toronto, Canada
Eifflin Ding

Eifflin Ding

Rewards Analyst (former Talent and Rewards Intern)
Mae Heloise Lisaca

Mae Heloise Lisaca

HR Administrator for Benefits (former Talent and Rewards Intern) Manila, Philippines
Charlotte Olson

Charlotte Olson

Retirement Analyst (former Retirement Graduate) London, United Kingdom
Moona Lv

Moona Lv

Analyst (former Talent Management Graduate) Shanghai, China
Anshul Garg

Anshul Garg

Risk analyst (former Investment, Risk and Reinsurance Graduate) Gurugram, India
Andrew Flewitt

Andrew Flewitt

HR Partner Ipswich, United Kingdom
Alberto Mondelli

Alberto Mondelli

Region Leader — Latin America Mexico City, Mexico
Emily Reading

Emily Reading

Client Service and Analytics Manager Ipswich, UK (with one day per week in London office)
Melanie Harding

Melanie Harding

Head of Operations Auckland, New Zealand
Trey Franklin

Trey Franklin

Reinsurer Relationship Manager Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Dominic Ferrari

Dominic Ferrari

Actuarial Apprentice Reigate, United Kingdom
Suzanne Vaughan

Suzanne Vaughan

Head of Retirement, Edinburgh Edinburgh, Scotland
Nuno Arruda

Nuno Arruda

Head of Clients (dual hatted with Broking and Carrier Management) Lisbon, Portugal