Digital and Technology Solutions Apprentice with Willis Towers Watson

Expiring today

Watson House, London Road, Reigate, RH2 9PQ
£365.38 per week
03 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Our Life ICT team is looking for an apprentice who can demonstrate the ability to learn about the Life Insurance industry and the technology and software solutions marketed by Willis Towers Watson. Over time, you will become experienced in these solutions, working with our consultant actuaries to design, implement and manage how we deploy within clients. You will be keen to learn about these technology solutions, how they can be best deployed, how to design processes and systems around them and in all implementation matters.

You will be working in a small and focussed team consisting of a senior software developer, an expert user of our technology solutions and another apprentice who started in 2020.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently using their own initiative and would enjoy being part of a bigger team in Manchester. The ability to take on challenges, solve problems and a willingness to learn new skills as our business grows is a key requirement. As a prerequisite you would be expected to have demonstrated some self-learning and proactive interest in the technology space, for example through gaining knowledge of at least one programming language.

The key responsibility of this role will be to support the consultant actuaries in a wide range of projects involving technology solutions.

This includes developing skills and knowledge (over a number of years) to achieve the following:
  • Become an expert in Willis Towers Watson's software suite and how they can be deployed to meet business requirements. In particular focussing on advanced applications of the software, leveraging your technical skills, to drive efficiencies in how we deliver services to our clients
  • Act as a technical specialist for the team, working on various scripts used in implementing software solutions (e.g. writing of Python and C++ scripts as part of workflow building)
  • Develop web-based user interfaces using Angular
  • Improve the architecture, deployment and operations practices within the team to introduce and adopt industry standards for many topics including automation, compliance and reporting

Other responsibilities include:
  • Working in a team and being a team player
  • Supporting the gathering of business requirements and translating them into functional design specifications, preferably in an Agile environment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Can demonstrate some skills in the technology space, with knowledge of at least one programming language (e.g. C++). Candidates will be subjected to a simple technical test
  • The ability to deliver high levels of client service
  • An ability at building effective relationships, at all levels, with clients, prospects, associates, insurers and external specialists
  • Ability to represent the practice and Willis Towers Watson with integrity and credibility

Personal qualities

  • Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills

Desired qualifications

  • 3 A-levelsor equivalent qualifications at 104 UCAS points including maths

Future prospects

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there will be an opportunity to progress within our Insurance Consulting & Technology business
  • You will continue to grow and develop new skills supported by our extensive in-house training resources and tailored programmes

Things to consider

  • Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close
  • The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s)
  • BPP have a dedicated team who support students with disabilities, learning difficulties, health conditions and wellbeing
  • Please contact us at if you have any queries or would like more information
  • Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year
  • Closing Date: 26 February 2021

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