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Be a Graduate Data Scientist - Insurance Consulting

A data science role in Insurance Consulting is stimulating, challenging, exciting and extremely rewarding.

What you will be doing

As a project-based advisory business, no two days are the same. Our data science graduates will experience this work variety immediately, and see this continue as their careers develop.

Graduates will tend to be involved in around 3 client projects at any one time, working on each with the support and guidance of an experienced consultant. These may span a number of data hungry areas including pricing, claims and operational processes. You will be involved in regular project meetings which will help you to understand the business context and project objectives, and where your contribution fits in, as well as providing a space for you to report your progress.

You may also be involved in communicating with client stakeholders, working directly alongside clients or joining meetings/calls discussing progress or sharing deliverables.

Our graduates experience training during the first few months of joining Willis Towers Watson, which supplements a steep curve of on-the-job learning.

Career path

The learning curve in the first few years is challenging as you grow your understanding of the insurance markets, our clients, products and propositions, whilst at the same time developing broader consulting skills and knowledge of data science techniques.

As you progress, you will get more deeply involved in supporting research and product development. We pride ourselves in remaining ahead of the game in our market – we need to know the next client issue or driver of change before it happens – and so we invest heavily in product and service development.

You may also be responsible for selling projects and managing content and delivery in order to ensure the best solutions for our clients’ problems, on budget, on time and to the highest quality.

What you will have

We require associates who are technically and mathematically minded, with the ability to solve complex and challenging commercial problems using innovative and proportionate approaches.

As consultants, it is necessary to build a strong technical skillset but also the ability to communicate complex concepts to audiences from a variety of backgrounds. We deal with actuaries, accountants, underwriters, technologists, data scientists, insurance entrepreneurs, senior executives and other Board members. Each audience has different needs and knowledge and we need to tailor our communications to suit.

We are looking for candidates that have a deep understanding of data science and can apply their knowledge and skillsets to work with clients to support them in their strategy and objectives. Specifically, we are looking for candidates who will challenge the status quo and be prepared to champion new and innovative ways of tackling problems and of driving efficiencies into existing processes.

Requirements

• Minimum 2:1 degree in a numerate discipline OR

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

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’. 

• Stage 4: Assessment centre

• Stage 5: Offer and on-boarding

Willis Towers Watson is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Willis Towers Watson

We are a global advisory, broking and solutions company, with offices all over the world.

Working At Willis Towers Watson

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Our most important asset is our people.

We help our colleagues balance a successful career with a healthy lifestyle by offering excellent training, highly competitive salaries and much more. Throughout your time here, you’ll enjoy world-class training, mentoring and development opportunities, and the chance to continuously expand your knowledge and skills. You’ll also benefit from being part of a global community of Willis Towers Watson colleagues, who you will always be able to draw on for advice and support.

This is an exciting time to be part of Willis Towers Watson. You will find significant career growth opportunities with us, as we now offer a broader array of services, to a larger global client base than ever before.

Whether you join us on an internship or in a permanent graduate role, you will experience all the challenges and opportunities you need to create your own success story.

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