Willis Towers Watson UK Technology Apprenticeship Programme – Software Development Technician in Ipswich, United Kingdom

UK Technology Apprenticeship Programme – Software Development Technician

Date Posted: July 19, 2018


Not ready to Apply? at https://willistowerswatson.avature.net/WTWTalentNetwork


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.

The Business

We deliver best client outcomes by fully integrating and mobilising Willis Towers Watson’s global relationship with carriers, providing specialist broking expertise throughout the client experience. We are connected by global Business Lines and coordinated with Geography to apply deep knowledge of our clients and industries to deliver results.

The Role

Technology Apprenticeship Programme – Level 3

Location: Ipswich

As a Software Development Technician you will be involved at all stages of the development life cycle, through requirements analysis, coding, unit testing, system testing, UAT and warranty-support.

Some of the key responsibilities will include:

  • Liaison with subject-matter experts, business analysts, product owners, scrum-masters, developers, testers and architects to ensure that the proposed solution is mapped to business outcomes.

  • Design and development of application solutions incorporating web-based user interfaces, communication layers, calculation engines, data layers and database structures.

  • Designs will ensure that solutions are modelled logically, consistently and intuitively, ensuring that they perform optimally within agreed tolerances.

  • Involvement in the promotion of developed solutions through various environments in adherence with the change control life cycle.

  • Peer review of code from development team members and third-party providers, with a focus on maintainability and performance.

  • Ensure solutions are built to best practices and patterns for application development and integration.

  • User experience, understanding how technology can help the user to successfully complete a task.

  • Working with DevOps and Delivery Managers to provide active management of the continuous integration/continuous deployment processes through the TFS and Release Manager packages.

  • Showcasing of product increments to the scrum team and stakeholders (sprint review)

Training & Qualifications

This Apprenticeship is a 15 month programme where you will be provided on the job training and a highly competitive study support package. You will be fully supported by Willis Towers Watson and our official government approved Training Provider throughout the duration of the programme.

The Requirements

  • At least one A-Level in a STEM subject

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) in any subject at grade A-C including Maths

  • Some exposure to the Microsoft Technology stack (e.g. C#, .NET, Azure)

  • Some exposure to latest web technology (HTML, JavaScript, CSS)

  • Experience with writing SQL database queries

  • Ability to work under pressure to tight timelines and without direct supervision

  • Organised and methodical

  • Excellent analytical problem solving skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to interpret business conversations and translate into technical requirements

  • Awareness of various SDLC methodologies including Agile Scrum

Our Process

All applicants must apply online. Following an initial screen, successful applicants are progressed to the on-site assessment stage of the process.

Work Authorisation

Applicants must be authorised to work on a full-time basis in the country in which the role is located without sponsorship.

Start date for the UK Apprenticeship Programme will be the beginning September 2018.


Not ready to Apply? at https://willistowerswatson.avature.net/WTWTalentNetwork


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  • Employee Type:Regular Full-Time

  • Location:Ipswich, England, GB

  • Experience:N/A

  • Date Posted:July 19, 2018