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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. Learn more at

The Business

Investment, Risk and Reinsurance

Our sophisticated approach to risk helps clients free up capital. We work in close concert with investors, reinsurers, and insurers to manage the equation between risk and return. Blending advanced analytics with deep institutional knowledge, we reveal new opportunities to maximize performance.

Insurance Consulting & Technology

As an advisor to more than three-quarters of the world’s leading insurers, Willis Towers Watson’s Insurance Consulting and Technology (ICT) business is the industry’s leading risk specialist and a leader in financial modelling. We have more actuaries and Chartered Enterprise Risk Analysts serving the insurance industry than any other professional services company.

The Role

Overview of the role:


  • Support a team of actuaries on a portfolio of long-term actuarial outsourcing projects
  • Perform a wide variety of financial reporting and actuarial tasks, with immediate exposure to clients.
  • Support continuous improvement and development initiatives.


All levels of student actuary will be considered.

Main responsibilities

As an actuarial student in the Life Insurance actuarial outsourcing team, you will work with a team of qualified and non-qualified actuaries across a portfolio of clients.  This is a unique opportunity to work for a consultancy practice, but in a team that operates like an insurance company.  This leads to rapid development of skills across a broad spectrum of experience, client engagement and responsibility.

You will be part of a diverse and interesting working environment in a growing and capable team.  The core tasks can include:

-       All aspects of actuarial reporting, across a range of insurance clients giving exposure to a wide variety of tasks, methodologies and challenges.

-       This includes data preparation and analysis, actuarial modelling, results analysis and explanation of those results and report writing.

-       Regular exposure and contact with clients.

A key aspect of the work will be using software, such as modelling software and workflow tools.  You will receive training on these tools and be expected to demonstrate keenness to acquire new skills and apply them to your work.

You will be expected to be involved in development and improvement activities where we seek to improve the processes we operate.  This could be through spreadsheet development, implementing software or other ways.

You must be enthusiastic and have a drive to deliver high quality service to our clients as part of a high-performing team. 

Job Requirements

The Requirements

  • 2:1 in numerate degree
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills essential
  • Good teamwork and communication skills essential
  • Knowledge of Life Insurance Industry beneficial.
  • Programming experience is beneficial, but not essential.
  • Manchester office location.
  • Good time management and self-organisation skills
  • Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel, are highly beneficial


Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on any basis.  We support flexible working and this role will be considered on a flexible basis.

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