Actuarial Apprenticeship

Willis Towers Watson
Reigate, Surrey
21 Nov 2017
31 Mar 2018
Role Type
Start Date
24 months+


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. 

The Business 

The technical support team is part of the largest team within Retirement, Defined Benefit Consulting, which provides advice on running many of the largest UK Defined Benefit (or Final Salary) pension schemes.

By joining Willis Towers Watson you will have the opportunity to work on some of the largest pension schemes in the United Kingdom. We tackle complex challenges on a day to day basis, making a real difference for many employees and pensioners in a highly dynamic working environment. Often our client and project work has a very high public profile, meaning the work we do in the office could be the news the next day.


The Role 

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

Actuarial Apprenticeship Programme – Level 4 Technical Analyst

Location: Reigate

Application Closing Date: 31 January 2018

Demonstrate your passion for client delivery in financial consulting services and make an immediate impact. You’ll learn what we do for our clients as you build strong working relationships and develop valuable skills from day one. In return we will fully support you with studying towards an internationally recognised actuarial qualification (Certified Actuarial Analyst) to go with your salary and benefits package.

You’ll be working with our Consulting Support Team which is part of the largest UK consulting team providing advice to many of the leading UK company pension schemes. The Analyst Apprentice is a consulting support role where you will work as part of a team on a wide variety of complex projects serving as a key resource for our many client teams.

Typical work will include:

  • Complex data manipulation
  • Calculating and valuing the benefits of individual members
  • Pension scheme valuations
  • Accounting disclosures
  • Monthly client billing
  • Cross-departmental projects

You will be part of a small local apprentice team but also included in a wider growing group of apprentices in other offices and disciplines. Your manager and assigned mentor will be on hand at all times to fully guide you through your programme - making adjustments as necessary to ensure you achieve your full potential.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there will be an opportunity to join and progress within the Consulting Support Team. You will continue to grow and develop new skills supported by our extensive in-house training resources and tailored programmes. We will provide ongoing support enabling you to complete the exams and become a Certified Actuarial Analyst. 


The Requirements 

  • 112 UCAS points (2017 tariff) across 3 A-Levels including at least a B grade in Maths.
  • High level of numeracy
  • Self-discipline, determination and appreciation of the demands of studying while working
  • Clear aptitude for teamwork, planning and organising
  • Excel knowledge would be beneficial
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills

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