Willis Towers Watson Reinsurance – Trainee Graduate Broker (French OR Spanish language skills) in London, United Kingdom

Reinsurance – Trainee Graduate Broker (French OR Spanish language skills)

Date Posted: November 14, 2017


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

Our sophisticated approach to risk helps clients free up capital. We work in close concert with investors, reinsurers, and insurers to manage the equation between risk and return. Blending advanced analytics with deep institutional knowledge, we reveal new opportunities to maximize performance.

Willis Re is one of the world’s leading Reinsurance advisors. Over our 180-year history, we have developed a deep insight into all aspects of the global insurance industry. In particular, we understand how individual insurance companies develop and drive their own unique strategies to achieve their goals. We help ensure that our clients have the right protection in place so that when the unfortunate or unexpected hits, it’s not catastrophic for their business. We think of ourselves as selling resilience for a risky world.

We have a deep understanding of risk – and all the ways it affects capital and an organisation’s financial performance. Our core focus is to provide you with a superior understanding of the risks you face, and then advise you on the best ways to manage extreme outcomes.

The Role

Dealing with a varied and international client base predominately placed in the London market, coordinating the whole process from receipt of client documentation, through the agreement process and ensuring settlements are completed. We will also sponsor you to complete your chartered professional qualification with the Chartered Insurance Institute.

  • Supporting a busy team in every aspect of client, market or internal service delivery.

  • Working to ensure each client meets agreed target profitability levels.

  • Marketing, negotiating, placing and on-going servicing of clients’ business

  • Background research relating to client projects

  • Supporting internal governance, compliance, risk and operational work

  • Involvement in the governance, promotion and tracking of revenue opportunities

  • Analytical reviews and reporting of data

  • Servicing of clients’ claims

  • Responding to clients on insurance and market information as required

  • Basic account handling

  • Use of tailored IT systems


  • Working as a team member to become actively engaged in driving the production process for new business and maintaining existing business

  • Providing technical and commercial risk and reinsurance analysis to clients

  • Maintaining strong client and reinsurer relationships

  • Negotiate renewals and endorsements with reinsurers

  • Prepare and present client and market presentations in Excel, Word and PowerPoint formats

  • Drafting contracts

  • Ability to engage with our actuarial colleagues and to demonstrate a level of comfort in discussions on these subjects both internally and with clients

The Requirements

Minimum 2:1 degree and 128 UCAS points (2017 tariff) including A-Level Maths/Economics grade A/B or equivalent qualification.

Skills and Attributes:

*Languages – we are looking for fluent Spanish OR French speakers*

  • Good interpersonal skills, able to build strong business relationships and negotiation skills

  • Enthusiasm and passion to learn about Insurance, Risk and Reinsurance

  • Strong analytical and numerical skills – must be able to quickly grasp complex issues

  • An awareness of the sales and negotiation process

  • Ability to learn and follow internal procedures and controls

  • Flexible approach to work and able to adapt to change

  • The ability to prioritise, work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Team player

  • Ability to concentrate and pay attention to detail

  • Verbal and written communication and ability to explain matters to non-specialists

  • Good IT skills

  • Desire to take early responsibility

  • Initiative and an eagerness to drive projects to a successful conclusion

  • High degree of self-discipline, commitment and modesty combined with an ability to manage own expectations.

Start date for the UK Graduate Programme will be the end of August 2018

Candidates must be eligible to work in the EEA on a permanent basis without sponsorship


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


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  • Employee Type:Regular Full-Time

  • Location:London, England, GB

  • Experience:N/A

  • Date Posted:November 14, 2017