Willis Towers Watson is a preeminent developer of risk and financial modelling software, with over 400 clients worldwide. We combine the technical innovation and engineering expertise of our software professionals with the actuarial knowledge and thought leadership of our insurance consulting business to provide solutions that help clients measure value, manage risk and safeguard solvency.
Willis Towers Watson’s software solutions support insurance companies and other businesses that require sophisticated and auditable modelling and analytics processes as they confront volatile markets and regulatory changes. Our software solutions underpin a variety of activities, ranging from asset-liability modelling, pricing and reserving, through to economic capital aggregation and allocation.
*** Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year***
The role of the Technology Consulting team is to analyse client requirements and deploy software solutions to some of the most well-known global insurance companies and the many hundreds of internal consultant users in the Insurance Consulting and Technology business. As a Technology Consulting graduate, the role is intentionally varied and will involve you discussing functionality with consultants, proposing client-facing solutions and holistically developing solutions across a wide range of workstreams such as solution design, business requirements, project management.
You will be involved in all aspects of the solution implementation lifecycle using the latest technologies and methods as utilised at leading insurance companies. You will learn how to make software work optimally in real-world deployment scenarios. This includes but is not limited to:
- Understanding what our clients need, and solving those problems
- Developing best practice methods to deploy software and overcome client challenges
- Creating Technical Design documents and analysing business requirements
- Delivering solutions using the latest automation and cloud methods
- Deployment to complex client IT infrastructures
This is all done within small agile teams that collaboratively contribute to the effective delivery of quality software.
Career Path & Qualification
As a graduate at Willis Towers Watson, you have a world of opportunity ahead of you. As a Technical Consultant, you will drive your own career progression, moving into solution design, consulting, product implementation or progressing through education, training and experience to become a subject matter expert in full solution architecture within the insurance industry.
We offer graduates the flexibility to study towards a range of qualifications from both technical and business disciplines depending on the needs of the business and individuals.
The role of the Technical Consultant is particularly suited to a motivated person that wants to see all aspects of technical consulting and complex solution implementation to best determine their next career move. This role doesn’t require you to decide your long-term future today and put down roots that may be hard to pull up. Instead it gives you a wide range of opportunities to find your place and then many routes to achieve your career goals.
Minimum 2:1 degree in a Software Engineering, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or similar technical or analytic discipline with a reasonable understanding of Mathematics is required. Alternate degree subjects will be considered as long as there is a strong performance in technical subject matter.
It would also be an advantage to possess the following skills:
Experienced or appreciation of technology infrastructure – networks, database, etc.
Ability to multitask among several different activities to gain a variety of experience
Experience of scripting – SQL, Python, PowerShell
Appreciation of current and emerging technologies (perhaps evidenced by past personal or academic projects)
Experience or certification in Cloud technology (Azure, AWS, etc.)
The Application Process
Stage 1: Online application, including CV
Stage 2: Online testing
Stage 3: Video interview
Stage 4: Virtual interview
Stage 5: Offer and on-boarding
Please use the link below to find out more on the Technology careers site:
Equal opportunity employer
Start date for the UK Graduate Programme for undergraduates will be the beginning of September 2020.
For Masters/PhD students, we can be flexible on the start date depending on course dates.