2023 Corporate Risk & Broking – Graduate Development Two Year Rotational Program at Willis Towers Watson

At Willis Towers Watson, we believe that a culture of inclusion and diversity (I&D) is critical to our business. It’s not a separate initiative in its own silo. Rather, I&D is fundamental to everything we do. How we hire and promote, how we work with clients and how our teams function. With 45,000 colleagues serving more than 140 countries and markets, our company vision includes being a destination employer where colleagues work together as one team. 

In Corporate Risk & Broking (CRB), we provide a broad range of risk advice and insurance broking services to clients ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations. What does this mean? It means we have a range of roles that help our clients better understand, assess and balance their risk, whether that be reducing risk, transferring (insuring) risk, or developing strategies to mitigate risk. 

The Role  

The CRB Graduate Development Program (GDP) is a two-year rotational program that provides the opportunity to develop a broad knowledge base, varied skills and diverse network. This program is designed to set you up with a holistic view of CRB with hands on experience, insight and opportunities to make an impact and shape your own career. Rotations are assigned through a mutual selection process based upon participant preference and business need. The program provides the opportunity for graduates to work hands on with senior leadership including client facing exposures from accounts ranging in the Fortune 500 sector to smaller market local business areas. 

We serve a diverse range of clients including specialization in Cyber, Financial Institutions, Marine and Construction. For a full list of industries our colleagues work with click here.  

The program is comprised of two 12-month rotations across areas of Corporate Risk and Broking. Rotational assignments will build a technical foundation of knowledge and provide exposure to our clients through meaningful work assignments and projects with global scope.  

This Graduate Programme is supported by the Level 6 Senior Insurance Professional Apprenticeship Programme, this is a 39 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 WTW and our official government approved Training Provider throughout the duration of the programme. 

Is this program right for you? 

  • A premier program supported by senior leadership and designed to identify and develop participants into roles best suited for their unique skillset 

  • Ongoing learning and development (initial induction program and a wider development program focused on professional and business specific learning activities) alongside a dedicated program support team helping you to navigate opportunities 

  • Placement into post program roles that focus on continued career development 

  • Impressive city centre office locations with an agile working environment to allow for flexible working schedules and collaboration across teams globally 

  • Opportunities to work alongside senior business leaders supporting the development and implementation of new strategies and products 

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Are you the right fit for the program? 

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, which is why we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment enriched by our people, our clients and the communities in which we work. We create a culture of engagement and respect by demonstrating inclusive behaviours throughout our inclusion networks. We encourage and welcome applications from any degree discipline/ major and all universities/colleges. 

If you have an appetite to learn and succeed, an ability to build technical knowledge, with a passion for building and maintaining relationships… start your career at Willis Towers Watson! 

Educational Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree 

  • Desirable: 2.1 or higher (UK); or international equivalent 

  • All degrees and universities considered  

The Application Process 

Stage 1: Online application, including CV 

Stage 2: Invitation to complete online assessment and a video interview – in partnership with the Bright Network, we have created an academy module on ‘How to Ace your Video Interview’. Click here to sign up and watch it! 

Stage 3: Virtual Assessment centre – this is an opportunity for you to meet with members of the team and for the team to understand your strengths, preferences and motivations.  The assessment will take place virtually, and there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions. 

Stage 4: Offer and on-boarding 
Start date for the UK Graduate Programme will be the beginning of September 2023. 

WTW is an equal opportunity employer 

WTW believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organisation, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices. We are committed to equal employment opportunities at WTW. 

Why work at WTW? 

WTW offers a variety of benefits to support your physical, emotional and financial wellbeing, as well as help you develop in your career, and balance your life inside and outside of work. Among other things, these include WTW Work Flex, shared parental leave, a range of Learning & Development (L&D) opportunities and a competitive pay and benefits package (which includes Private Medical Insurance and Life Insurance). 

WTW Work Flex 

At WTW, we see things differently. We understand flexibility is key to supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and so we have a variety of different working arrangements which we call “WTW Work Flex”. We encourage colleagues and candidates to make requests for the types of flexible working arrangements that suit them.  Visit our career site for more information: https://careers.wtwco.com/wtw-work-flex/  

Recruiting tips  

WTW specializes in preparing for the unknown.  Here’s how to get ready for the big day: https://careers.wtwco.com/hints-and-tips/