Job Description

Core Business Graduate - Human Capital C&CM Graduate Programme - Consultant

The Company
Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

The Business

High-performing institutions cultivate and grow talent, carefully balancing costs and rewards.  From employee benefits to executive compensation, we take a rounded perspective, based on leading-edge thinking, data, analytics and software, unearthing new ways to motivate people, foster wellbeing and implement solutions that work. 

Our Talent Management consultants work with clients to ensure that the organisation has a robust pipeline of future leaders and people with critical skills and experience to drive business success. We design and implement programmes like competency models used to ensure people have the right skills for their roles, career development programmes, performance management processes and workforce analytics and planning.

Our Human Capital clients are varied – we advise organisations across all industries, from financial services to retail and telecommunications to energy. In the UK, we advise many of the world’s leading and largest companies and often interact with our offices around the world to provide a truly global service offering. We provide invaluable advice to companies at some of the most exciting and critical moments in their lifecycle, at times when employee engagement and retention is crucial – from mergers and acquisitions to listing on the stock market.

The Role

*** Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year***

Closing Date: 3 March 2017

Location: London Holborn

Salary: Competitive     

Before you apply, please refer to the ‘Selection Process’ area of our Graduate website at: for tips and advice around and how to be successful in your application with us.

You will have immediate exposure to real client assignments which will draw on your imagination and creativity as well as your ability to analyse data, draw conclusions and present results. These experiences will help build your technical knowledge and overall industry expertise while you benefit from more structured learning interventions.

Recent projects that are typical of our work include the following:

Working with Companies across different sectors to:
  • Developing pension engagement strategies.
  • Developing a creative Total Rewards brand for a leading global pharmaceutical company.
  • Planning and developing change management, communication and training requirements in support of an employee and manager self-service tool roll-out for a global communication organisation.
  • Designing the new organisation structure for a mining organisation in support of a major growth strategy.

We are also connected with the wider Human Capital segment which includes our Executive Compensation practice as well as our Data Surveys and Technology practice which again helps us to provide fully integrated and end-to-end solutions for our clients.



We do not have a formal ‘timetable’ nor are consultants required to have a particular qualification. Support for external qualifications is therefore determined by the needs of the business and the individual. We support a wide variety of qualifications, depending on the team‘s requirements and your interests. We have supported new graduates through qualifications such as CFA, the ICSA Share Plans, ACA and World at Work.

We have a focussed training programme for graduates joining T&R. Over your first year you will have regular training sessions covering technical and consulting skills, as well as giving you the chance to learn about different parts of the practice. We continue to invest our people and you will have regular opportunities for training throughout your career with us – both on the job and more formal classroom sessions.

Job Requirements

The Requirements

As a minimum, when applying you should meet our entry criteria
  • 2:1 expected degree and 300 UCAS points (across 3 A-Levels or equivalent)

Our Graduates will start at the end of August 2017