Human Capital Talent Graduate Programme – Consultant
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 39,000 employees in more than 120 territories. 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. Unlock your potential at Willis Towers Watson.
High-performing institutions cultivate and grow talent, carefully balancing costs and rewards. From employee benefits to executive compensation, we take a rounded perspective, based on leading-edge thinking, data, analytics and software, unearthing new ways to motivate people, foster wellbeing and implement solutions that work.
Our Human Capital clients are varied – we advise organisations across all industries, from financial services to retail and telecommunications to energy. In the UK, we advise many of the world’s leading and largest companies and often interact with our offices around the world to provide a truly global service offering. We provide invaluable advice to companies at some of the most exciting and critical moments in their lifecycle, at times when employee engagement and retention is crucial – from mergers and acquisitions to listing on the stock market.
Our Talent Management consultants work with clients to ensure that the organisation has a robust pipeline of future leaders and people with critical skills and experience to drive business success. We design and implement programmes like competency models used to ensure people have the right skills for their roles, career development programmes, performance management processes and workforce analytics and planning.
You will work as part of a team on a wide variety of complex projects. You will serve as a key resource for the consultant in charge of each of your engagements by performing many intricate aspects of the client work. As you grow and gain more expertise, you will become a key contact for the client. You will work alongside some of the industry’s top consultants on client projects including many household names. Our clients include well-known companies in the FTSE 100 and 250 indices as well as with privately-held companies and public service organisations. We work across a wide range of sectors.
You will have immediate exposure to real client assignments which will draw on your imagination and creativity as well as your ability to analyse data, draw conclusions and present results. These experiences will help build your technical knowledge and overall industry expertise while you benefit from more structured learning interventions.
Recent projects that are typical of our work include the following:
Working with Companies across different sectors to:
- Articulate the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by employees at all levels to perform successfully and develop their careers within a financial services organisation.
- Conduct a review of all the talent management processes and programmes in place within a major retailer.
- Identify the capabilities required by leaders in a Professional Services firm to enable them to meet their new strategy and business goals.
Qualifications and training
We do not have a formal ‘timetable’ nor are consultants required to have a particular qualification. Support for external qualifications is therefore determined by the needs of the business and the individual. We support a wide variety of qualifications, depending on the team‘s requirements and your interests. We have supported new graduates through qualifications such as CFA, the ICSA Share Plans, ACA and World at Work.
We have a focussed training programme for graduates joining T&R. Over your first year you will have regular training sessions covering technical and consulting skills, as well as giving you the chance to learn about different parts of the practice. We continue to invest our people and you will have regular opportunities for training throughout your career with us – both on the job and more formal classroom sessions.
- As a minimum, when applying you should meet our entry criteria
- 2:1 expected degree and 300 UCAS points (across 3 A-Levels or equivalent)
Start date for the UK Graduate Programme will be the end of August 2017.
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