Global Services & Solutions Graduate Programme - London

Salary:
£Competitive
Location:
London, Nationwide
Deadline:
31st January 2020
Start date:
September 2020
Job type:
Graduate job
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*** Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year***


Opening Date: 6th September 2019


Closing Date: 31st January 2020


Location: London


Salary: Competitive


This role of a consultant will entail supporting our multinational clients in the delivery of consulting services to the headquarters and coordination of local consulting services. This role will involve:


Assisting the senior consultant on multiple country actuarial accounting projects under International, UK and US GAAP. This will generally include input on appropriate actuarial assumptions in each location, project management, review of submissions from local actuaries, consolidation of results with conversion in to the reporting currency and preparation of a report


Helping the senior consultant to manage plan valuations for accounting or funding purposes. Generally, the valuations will be carried out in one of our Willis Towers Watson processing centres using proprietary valuation software. Your role will be to issue instructions, project manage the process, resolve issues and review the end results


Performing or overseeing calculations of retirement and leaving service benefits under international retirement plans, including the determination of offsets from social security arrangements, termination indemnity arrangements, and other company-provided retirement programs around the world


Working with the senior consultant to deliver advice to multinational clients about the financing of their risk benefit programs, such as self-insurance, multinational pooling and employee benefit captive work – including feasibility studies, selection of providers, negotiations, implementation and ongoing support


Assisting on due diligence reviews in multiple locations for merger & acquisition purposes


Supporting the senior consultant and local country consultants to deliver advice to the headquarters of our multinational clients on employee benefit matters around the world. Such areas of advice would include benefit design, local compliance, local governance, provider selection and market positioning


Coordination and project management of multi-country projects such as global benefit benchmarking exercises, cost savings projects, governance processes, expatriate programs


Keeping abreast of changes in legislation, market practice or otherwise, to identify issues that clients should be addressing about, both in specific countries and in a wider macroeconomic sense


Supporting the use of Willis Towers Watson’s Benefit Insights, Benefits Online, BenVals and other tools to help clients to maximise the value from the information collected


Supporting on intellectual capital development, including research


Supporting new business pitches, e.g. drafting RFP responses


Getting involved in other areas such as Global Health & Wellbeing, Global Benefits Solutions (GBS), Defined Contribution consulting


The Requirements


Minimum


2:1 degree in a numerate discipline OR


2:1degree including A-Level Maths grade A/B or equivalent qualifications


Skills and Attributes:


  • Stronganalytical and problem solving skills
  • An ability to think creatively in order to develop tailored solutions or advice to clients
  • A keen interest in the international employee benefits industry
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work effectively both independently and in teams, including remotely with colleagues in other countries
  • Strong project management and communication skills, specifically the ability to juggle several different projects concurrently and deliver on all of them
  • Flexibility in order to meet client deadlines when required
  • Strong desire to deliver to clients’ expectations of high quality results, consistently
  • Good relationship building skills in order to work effectively with colleagues in other teams, other offices and other countries, as well as outside third parties, when delivering to clients’ needs
  • Keen to learn

    High energy individual looking for a dynamic, growth-oriented environment
  • Ability to manipulate and analyse data will be advantageous
  • A desire to work towards an actuarial qualification

The Application Process


  • Stage 1: Online application, including CV
  • Stage 2: Online testing
  • Stage 3: Video interview
  • Stage 4: Assessment centre
  • Stage 5: Offer and on-boarding

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Equal Opportunity Employer


Start date for the UK Graduate Programme will be the end of August / early September 2020.

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