Job Description

Core Business Intern - Retirement Intern Programme

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 39,000 employees in more than 120 territories. 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.

Unlock your potential at Willis Towers Watson.

The Business


Retirement is part of our largest Line of Business, Human Capital and Benefits, helping companies tackle their pension needs. In the UK and Europe, we are the undisputed leader, advising 75 of the FTSE 100 companies.

The Role


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

Opening Date: 13 October 2016

Closing Date: 31 January 2017

Location: Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester or the South-East (which includes London and Reigate)

Salary: Competitive     

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

Our 8 week Intern Programme is designed for penultimate year students.


An Internship at Willis Towers Watson will give you valuable real-world experience while you are still a student. It will enable you to apply your education in an environment that is both intellectually challenging and rewarding. At the end of your time with us, you will have a greater understanding of what we do and how closely our career offerings match your career ambitions.

You will be treated in the same way as our new graduates receiving the same quality and quantity of work. It is the perfect opportunity to understand what you could expect if you joined our graduate programme the following year.

As a largely project based business, no two days are the same! Day to day work will include regular project meetings and you will work alongside some of the industry’s top consultants and on client projects including many household names.

There is no typical day for a Retirement intern. One day you can be calculating actuarial values for individuals - from pension scheme members involved in divorce cases to high profile individuals' pensions for publication in a company's accounts. The next day you can be drafting a report to tell a FTSE 100 Finance Director what the value of his company's pension scheme is so he can work out whether a merger will go ahead or not. This is why Retirement consultants demonstrate great flexibility, good consulting and communication skills, the ability to plan work effectively and a strong desire to solve challenging problems.

Job Requirements

The Requirements


 As a minimum when applying you should meet our entry criteria:  
  • 2:1 Degree in a numerate discipline and 300 UCAS points (across 3 'A' levels or equivalent), OR
  • 2:1 Degree in any discipline and 300 UCAS points (across 3 'A' levels or equivalent) including Maths at grade A or B


Start date for the Intern Programme will be the end of June 2017.

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