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2024 Level 4 Insurance Professional Apprenticeship

Willis Towers Watson
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 1, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Difference makers

Begin your career with WTW where every step is an opportunity. Join a company with global scale and diverse perspective where you can deepen our collective insight, set the bar high and succeed your way.

Whichever early careers program you join, you'll go into a role with real responsibilities, exposure to client assignments and the opportunity to build up valuable experience. With WTW behind you, you'll learn and develop the skills to succeed in your chosen role.

Where you means all of us

We're proud of our culture and committed to making a real impact for our clients and colleagues. That's why we constantly challenge ourselves to grow our inclusive culture and create a place where we're bolder together. Our inclusion networks help us to live our values and our defined inclusion and diversity commitments improve and measure our progress. For you, this means joining a company where you can bring your whole self to work.

Your future in sharp focus

We leverage the global view and local expertise of our 47,000 colleagues serving 140 countries and markets to transform tomorrows. At WTW, you'll tackle challenges with the help of a diverse, expert global team and identify strategic solutions that move us - and the world's most powerful organizations - forward.

The Role

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

Level 4 Insurance Professional Apprenticeship Programme

Location: Ipswich

Closing Date: 29th March 2024

Anticipated Start date 2nd September 2024

Demonstrate your passion for client delivery while making an immediate impact. You'll learn what we do as you build strong working relationships and develop valuable skills from day one.

Insurance is an incredibly diverse marketplace with a rich history of helping people and businesses assess the risks they could face. Insurance touches the lives of everyone and allows us to operate secure in the knowledge that should the worst happen we will have the support we need.

This Apprenticeship is a 30-36 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 Willis Towers Watson and our official government approved Training Provider throughout the duration of the programme.

Your application will be considered for one of the following teams:

Global Lines of Business:

We are a risk advisory and solutions business delivering innovative, integrated solutions tailored to client needs and underpinned by cutting edge data and analytics, technology, and the best risk thinkers in the business. Sitting within Risk & Broking (R&B) is our Global Lines of Business (GLoB) a core part of R&B's global strategy, aligning our expertise to deliver our products and services in a globally consistent way, ensuring our clients get the best of us wherever they are in the world. These consist of:

Global Aviation and Space:

Our experts work with airlines, airports, aerospace companies, general aviation clients and the space industry, providing innovative solutions for a wide range of risks. The team comprise of five specialised business units: Airlines, Aircraft Leasing Companies, Aerospace Practice, Aerospace Risk Management Services (ARMS), General Aviation and Inspace.

Global Construction:

With an established track record of market leadership in product innovation and risk solutions, has made the team the world's leading insurance broker in the construction industry, proudly advising many of the world's largest design-build and contractor groups. The team assists developers, Owners and Contractors translate their knowledge of risks into real solutions, minimising the actual cost whilst meeting the volatile and varied needs of our clients in complex multi-stakeholder environments.

Global Financial Solutions:

Their clients are international banks, leasing companies, commodity traders, export credit agencies and multinational corporates. The team comprises over 400 colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, including underwriting, corporate and investment banking, legal and accounting to collectively deliver bespoke solutions and good execution to clients. They create value for corporates, banks, export credit agencies and traders by providing balance sheet protection; improved returns on individual transactions and relief of country and counterparty aggregation limits.

Global FINEX:

FINEX stands for Financial, Executive and Professional risks and we are a team with over 700 colleagues worldwide. Our colleagues are specialists in their field, providing tailored risk management solutions to clients ranging from global conglomerates and government institutions, to small and medium sized enterprises and regional practices. Some of the products and services we offer include: Cyber, Directors & Officers, Employment Practices Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance. We also have teams who focus on providing services to Financial Institutions and clients undertaking a Merger or Acquisition (M&A").

Global Direct & Facultative:

The Direct and Facultative team help our colleagues globally to find the best possible global (Re)insurance market in order to transfer risk for their large & complex Property & Casualty clients. With over 400 team members based globally they can access the global insurance marketplace to find clients the best insurance terms for their needs.

Global Marine:

Our team is designed to best serve our clients locally, with a Global placement strategy to access competitive terms and conditions. This integrated approach is backed by decades of knowledge allowing us to offer global expertise through any point of contact at a local level, no matter where your marine risk may be. The team compromise of four business units: Shipping and Maritime Industries, Special Risks, Specie, and Global Asset Protection i.e. superyachts, bloodstock.

Global Natural Resources :

The natural resources industries are renowned for their complex and unique risk management challenges. The team comprises over 400 industry specialists from around the world who have a deep understanding of the risks faced by companies operating in the Upstream and Downstream Oil & Gas, Casualty, Power & Utilities, Renewable Energy and Metals & Mining sectors.

Strategic Sales & Industry:

The team is comprised of full-time business developers and industry sector specialists. Team members drive and support new and cross sell opportunities across all CRB and the wider company, with the industry sector specialists also heavily involved in supporting client retention and proposition development. In this role, the candidate will support the development team in a diverse range of sales initiatives that they lead and support across the business, assist the industry leaders implement their strategic sales, marketing and knowledge management plans and get involved in specific campaigns and prospect targeting.


The team combine their analytical and market expertise with deep client insight to deliver the best solutions and outcomes they possibly can for clients. Their clients in GB range from large global corporate clients, to Small and Medium sized Enterprise (SME) and new start-ups. They operate across multiple sectors including: Leisure & hospitality, real estate, healthcare, public sector, education; Retail & distribution, manufacturing, business services.

Special Contingency Risks (SCR):

SCR focus on People Risks (Kidnap & Ransom (Special Risks), Accident & Health and Emergency Evacuation). They support clients in managing the safety and security of their employees, uniquely combining insurance advice/expertise with risk advisory and crisis support services. The SCR business is recruiting into two different teams: The Special Risks team is a leading kidnap-for-ransom and piracy practice that works with a wide range of clients, from international and non-governmental organisations to privately held companies and family offices, operating in high-risk locations and industries, and complex environments.


Alert:24 are WTW Crisis Management's in-house security risk advisory and crisis support client service. The team provide 24/7 triage and assistance to WTW Crisis Management insured clients through the Alert:24 Crisis Support function with operation centres and teams in Reading, Houston and Sydney. Our global Risk Adviosry team provide security risk intelligence, consulting and training to WTW clients. The role will centre around supporting our growing operations team with client billing and consultant invoicing as well as supporting the Risk Advisory team with sales and delivery coordination of our security risk advisory services.

Accident & Health/ Contingency

Ensuring the safety, security and wellbeing of employees is the corporate responsibility of their employers. Our Accident & Health team support a wide range of clients, providing high quality, cost effective and robust (re)insurance solutions globally. We are proud to be one of the largest and most experienced broking teams in our field, specialising in niche risks for; Broadcasters, Reporters, Journalists, Charities, IGO/NGO's, Engineers, Contractors, Oil Workers (On and Offshore), Miners, Pilots, Yacht Crew, Professional Sports Clubs, Teams and Associations.

In addition our Contingency team speacilise in helping recover Costs and protect Revenue should an event be Cancelled, Abandoned or Postponed. Our specialist team work with Event Organiser across Sport, Music, Entertainment, to Conferences and Exhibitions.

Skills & Attributes
  • 3 A-Levels or equivalent qualifications
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to deal professionally with internal and external contacts
  • Excellent client focus
  • Ability to analyse situations and provide recommendations
  • Self-motivated and ambitious
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Keen eye for detail and naturally inquisitive
  • Proficient MS Word and an understanding of MS Excel would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of data analysis
  • Good presentation skills
  • Willingness to learn
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: Online assessment centre

Stage 5: Offer and on-boarding

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:

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