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Welcome to Willis Re!


Willis Re, part of the Investment, Risk & Reinsurance segment of Willis Towers Watson, is one of the world's leading reinsurance advisory and broking businesses. Connecting risk and capital, we help the global insurance industry, governments and society at large manage and mitigate extreme risk - from natural catastrophes such as flood, earthquakes, hurricanes and pandemics, to technological or political risks such as cyber and terrorism. We bring together advanced analytics, risk transfer and transactional expertise to provide advisory and consultation to client on how their risk portfolios impact performance and execute on those capabilities to deliver improved financial results.
For more information, visit Willis Re Careers.

Your Opportunity

As part of a fast-evolving, global industry, Willis Re provides a multitude of exciting career opportunities for talented and driven individuals.
Sponsored by the Willis Re Executive team, our two-year foundational learning program - the REinsurnace ACHievment Program (REACH) - will provide everything you need to know about the reinsurance industry and for career success. This program is unique in the reinsurance industry and is set up to compete with the best training programs available across the financial services.

REACH includes:
  • In-person and virtual learning modules led by expert facilitators and subject matter experts
  • A multitude of technical insurance and reinsurance models as well as a wider curriculum of professional, financial and client-facing skills training
  • Support from a wide network of mentors and peer buddies to support your networking and career development
  • Opportunities to travel to meet and learn with your class group in major metro locations like our office in the City of London
  • Full sponsorship and support to achieve professional qualifications like the CII and CFA level 1

This foundational programme is part of Willis Re's world class Learning Academy, which supports career development for all our colleagues, from graduates through to senior leaders.

About this Role

As a Graduate Catastrophe Analytics Analyst, you will be immersed in all aspects of front line modelling work for our insurance clients from early in your career, including:
  • Analysis and report preparation for client meetings and pitches
  • Data auditing & cleansing
  • Learning and utilizing catastrophe modelling software
  • Operation of financial modelling software and interpretation of model outputs
  • Real-time reporting and analysis of natural disasters and supporting clients post-event

You will also have the opportunity for:
  • Domestic or global travel, as required
  • Increasing opportunities for client interaction and responsibility as your experience and capabilities evolve
  • Participation in the REACH learning program & support for industry qualifications
  • Willis Re also supports CII and CFA Level I once industry qualifications are achieved

Start date for the UK Graduate Programme will be the beginning of September 2020


***Application Opening Date: 11th September 2019***



***Application Closing Date: 31st January 2020***


Willis Re runs its graduate application process and recruitment on a rolling basis, so we encourage candidates to apply early.


Location: Ipswich



Opportunities may be available for this role to be based in London also; please specify preferred location in your online application.


**For this role, fluency
in Spanish is also required**



Are you the right fit for Willis Re?

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, which is why we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment enriched by our people, our clients and the communities in which we work. We create a culture of engagement and respect by demonstrating inclusive behaviours throughout our inclusion networks. We encourage and welcome applications from any degree discipline/ major and all universities/colleges.

If you have an appetite to learn and succeed, an ability to build technical knowledge, with a passion for building and maintaining relationships... start your career at Willis Re!

Educational Requirements

  • Minimum 2:1 degree
  • A-Level Maths/Economics grade A/B or engineering, hydrology, applied mathematics, natural sciences, geo-sciences or equivalent qualification.
  • For this role, fluency in Spanish is also required

Desired Skills and Qualifications
  • Enthusiasm and interest to learn about Insurance, Risk and Reinsurance
  • Ability to build strong internal and external relationships at all levels of the business
  • Good Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Desire and drive to take on early responsibility
  • Initiative and an eagerness to drive projects to a successful conclusion
  • Willing and able to act as a team player

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Sector
Graduate Training & Internships
Job Position
Graduate Training Schemes
City/Town
Ipswich
Address
Ipswich, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

How would you fit?

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