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Willis Towers Watson

About Willis Towers Watson

Company HQ location: London, Greater London

Other locations: Aberdeen, City of Aberdeen

Industry: Financial services

No of employees: 43000

Our company in a nutshell

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 over 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.

Deciding on your next step in life is sometimes a hard choice when you are uncertain of where to go next. Whether you are opting out of the traditional university route or exploring a career change, our apprenticeships offer an attractive route to professional development and continued education.

Our apprenticeships provide you the opportunity to earn whilst you learn, spending 80% of your time fulfilling a real job within one of our business teams and up to 20% of your time attending training to qualify in your field of study.

How we partner with our clients varies across our business segments, but examples of our work include:

- Advising companies on how to invest their employee pension funds,

- Defining and securing sufficient insurance cover for our clients’ business operations

- Enabling our insurance clients to spread their own risk effectively.

These are only a few ways that we support our clients to manage risk and people as a source for growth.

Life at Willis Towers Watson for apprentices

Willis Towers Watson is a great place to start your career. Our apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to earn a competitive salary from day one, whilst studying towards a professional qualification.

- 80% of your time fulfilling a real job from day one

- 20% of your time training to qualify in your field of study

- Fully funded professional qualification

- Annual paid volunteering day

- Active inclusion and diversity groups

Company Values

Client focus

We are driven to help our clients succeed. In every interaction and with every solution, we act in our clients’ best interests – striving to understand their needs, respecting their perspectives and exceeding their expectations.


When you get one of us, you get all of us. We bring innovative solutions and world-class advice to our clients by working across boundaries of business, geography and function. We help each other succeed and create more value together.


Our clients invest more than their time and money with us; they also invest their trust. We seek to earn that trust every day through professionalism, doing what is right and being honest. We are accountable to the organizations and people with which we interact – including clients, shareholders, regulators and each other – for all our actions and results.


We listen to and learn from each other. We support and celebrate differences, foster an inclusive culture and operate with openness, honesty and benefit of the doubt. We manage our relationships, inside the company and out, with fairness, decency and good citizenship.


We strive to lead and sustain excellence. Most importantly, this means an unwavering commitment to professional development and personal growth for our people. Our colleagues take responsibility to develop their expertise, competencies and professional stature, while the company invests in the tools and opportunities that allow for continual development. In our business, we place an unrelenting focus on innovation, quality and risk management.



Programmes serving as the core elements of our overall Total Rewards program

Performance based

Programmes and opportunities driven by company, team and/or colleague success

Career and environmental

Programmes and opportunities supporting colleague growth, performance, community and work-life integration

Corporate social responsibility

Our employees are able to set aside a day each year for volunteering while still being paid.