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Willis Towers Watson

Software Development Internship, Cambridge

The Business 

Willis Towers Watson is a preeminent developer of risk and financial modelling software, with over 400 clients worldwide. We combine the technical innovation and engineering expertise of our software professionals with the actuarial knowledge and thought leadership of our insurance consulting business to provide solutions that help clients measure value, manage risk and safeguard solvency.

Willis Towers Watson’s software solutions support insurance companies and other businesses that require sophisticated and auditable modelling and analytics processes as they confront volatile markets and regulatory changes. Our software solutions underpin a variety of activities, ranging from asset-liability modelling, pricing and reserving, through to economic capital aggregation and allocation.

The Role 

*** Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year***

Salary: Competitive 

Our 8-week Intern Programme is designed for penultimate year students.
An Internship at Willis Towers Watson will give you valuable real-world experience while you are still a student. It will enable you to apply your education in an environment that is both challenging and rewarding. At the end of your time with us, you will have a greater understanding of what we do and how closely our career offerings match your career aspirations. You will be treated in the same way as our new graduates receiving the same quality and quantity of work. It is the perfect opportunity to gain an insight into what you could expect if you joined our graduate programme the following year.

The role of the Software Engineering Team is to create, maintain and deliver software to some of the most well-known global insurance companies and the many hundreds of internal consultant users in the Insurance Consulting and Technology business. As a Software Engineering graduate, the role is intentionally varied and will involve you discussing functionality with consultants, proposing solutions and generating prototypes, understanding and coding algorithms ensuring that time and memory constraints are satisfied, iterating user interfaces and researching new technologies and tools.

You will be involved in all aspects of a professional software development life cycle using the latest tools and techniques to deliver complex software of the highest quality. You will learn about professional software development and experience all aspects of today’s industry best practices. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Understanding what our clients need, and solving those problems
  • Developing high-performance, scalable software using various technologies on multiple platforms 
  • Creating an engaging user experience through clean and crisp user interfaces 
  • Delivering quality using the latest test and automation techniques
  • Deployment to complex IT infrastructures, including cloud environments

This is all done within small agile teams that collaboratively contribute to the effective delivery of high quality software products. As part of our induction program, you will also be introduced to different colleagues and will learn more about the types of software products we create, the way we operate and different roles that we have in our software teams. 

Career Path & Qualification

As a graduate at Willis Towers Watson, you have a world of opportunity ahead of you. As a Software Engineer, you will drive your own career progression, acquiring new skills via training and by learning from your colleagues, expanding your experience by working on different projects and gradually taking on additional duties and responsibilities. You will also have an opportunity to move into software architecture, project management, quality assurance, DevOps or another specialisation area, when you are ready.

We offer graduates the flexibility to study towards a range of qualifications from both technical and business disciplines depending on the needs of the business and individuals.

The Requirements 

  • Minimum 2:1 degree in a Software Engineering, Computer Science or similar technical or analytic discipline with a reasonable understanding of Mathematics is required 

It would also be an advantage to possess the following skills:

  • Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle and Agile principles
  • Knowledge and experience of using an object-oriented language (such as C#, C++, Java or Python) and/or web technologies (such as HTML/CSS, JavaScript and Angular)
  • Familiarity with unit testing and test automation in general
  • Appreciation of current and emerging technologies
  • Appreciation of algorithm and software performance

The Application Process

Stage 1: Online application, including CV

Stage 2: Online testing

Stage 3: 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 4:  Assessment centre

Stage 5: Offer and on-boarding
 
Please use the link below to find out more on the Technology careers site:

https://careers.willistowerswatson.com/insurance-consulting-and-technology-jobs/


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 willistowerswatson.com.


Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organization, 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 Willis Towers Watson.

Unsolicited Contact: Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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