Insurance Apprenticeship Programme (32676)

15, Friars Street, Ipswich, IP1 1TA
£365.38 per week
10 Dec 2020
24 Feb 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year.

This Apprenticeship is a 30-36-month programme where you will be provided on the job training and a highly competitive study support package for the CII qualification. You will be fully supported by Willis Towers Watson and our official government approved Training Provider throughout the duration of the programme.

Your application will be considered for one of the following teams:

Accounting & Settlement (A&S):

The A&S team is a centralised operations function that adds real value to our clients through the provision of a collection service for our business transactions. This includes the timely collection and onwards settlement of insurance monies to Clients/Markets and the collection of Commission, Brokerage and Fees.

Credit control, relationship management, query resolution, cash collection, the secure handling of Client Money (in line with FCA and SOX regulation) and the associated cashiering and cash allocation processes are all managed within A&S.


The Aerospace team is a specialist team within Willis Towers Watson focusing on Global Airline, Aerospace and General Aviation risks. This role is within the General Aviation and Aerospace team which place insurance solutions for Corporate Jet and Fleet management companies; Private Jet owners; Airports, aviation products manufacturers to name but a few.

Financial Lines:

The financial lines business is recruiting into two different areas. The FINEX team is the specialist team focussing on providing specialist advice and placing Directors & Officers Liability, Professional Indemnity, Pension Trustee Liability, Prospectus Liability, Crime and Cyber Insurance. We work with a diverse range of clients, from global conglomerates and government institutions to regional practices and SME's.


Willis Towers Watson is one of the oldest brokers in marine insurance having commenced its operations in 1828 and remains at the forefront of the marine industry today. Our Global Marine structure is designed to best serve our clients locally, with a Global placement strategy to access competitive terms and conditions. This integrated approach is backed by decades of knowledge allowing us to offer global expertise through any point of contact at a local level, no matter where the marine risk may be.

Property & Casualty (P&C):

The P&C business place bespoke insurance and reinsurance solutions for our diverse client base, ranging from large global corporate clients, to Small and Medium sized Enterprise (SME) and new start-ups. P&C split into two areas: Wholesale (Construction: civil, industrial, residential; Energy: oil & gas upstream and downstream, power, utilities, mining, metals) and Retail (Leisure & hospitality, real estate, healthcare, public sector, education; Retail & distribution, manufacturing, business services).

Both teams help our clients reduce the cost of risk in their business, providing financial, legislative and societal solutions to achieve their goals. As well as protecting our clients' people, assets and liabilities, providing financial strength and outstanding claims service after unexpected events, such as natural catastrophes and personal injury.


Willis Re, part of the Investment, Risk & Reinsurance segment of Willis Towers Watson, is one of the world's leading reinsurance advisory and broking businesses. Connecting risk and capital, we help the global insurance industry, governments and society at large manage and mitigate extreme risk - from natural catastrophes such as flood, earthquakes, hurricanes and pandemics, to technological or political risks such as cyber and terrorism. We bring together advanced analytics, risk transfer and transactional expertise to provide advisory and consultation to client on how their risk portfolios impact performance and execute on those capabilities to deliver improved financial results. For more information, visit Willis Re Careers.

Sponsored by the Willis Re Executive team, our two-year foundational learning program - the REinsurnace ACHievment Program (REACH) - will provide everything you need to know about the reinsurance industry and for career success. This program is unique in the reinsurance industry and is set up to compete with the best training programs available across in financial services. This foundational programme is part of Willis Re's world class Learning Academy, which supports career development for all our colleagues, from graduates through to senior leaders.

What you could go on to do:

Demonstrate your passion for client delivery while making an immediate impact. You'll learn what we do as you build strong working relationships and develop valuable skills from day one.

How you will be supported:

Full training and support will be provided by our expert training and assessment staff at The Growth Company.

What will happen next:

New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to analyse situations and provide recommendations
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word and Excel would be advantageous
  • Intermediate knowledge of data analysis
  • Good presentation skills

Personal qualities

  • Excellent client focus
  • Self-motivated and ambitious
  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to deal professionally with internal and external contacts

Desired qualifications

3 A-levels or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Applicants must be authorised to work on a full-time basis in the country in which the role is located without sponsorship.

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