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Software Engineering Year in Industry Placement - Retirement Team

Job in Reigate, United Kingdom

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English (Fluent)

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0 to 1 years


Jan 31, 2020 10:59 PM

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The Business

We’re Willis Towers Watson: we’re in the business of people, risk and capital. With a culture of innovation and client relationships with 86% of the Fortune Global 500, we are a place where potential and possibility meet. 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. Our people work together to influence every aspect of our clients’ businesses and push our industry forward. You can too.

The Role

Our Professional Experience Intern Programme is designed for undergraduates seeking to utilise develop key experience with a “Year in Industry”.

An Internship at Willis Towers Watson will give you valuable real-world experience while you are still a student as part of your degree program. It will enable you to apply your education in an environment that is both challenging and rewarding. At the end of your time with us, you will have a greater understanding of what we do and how closely our career offerings match your career aspirations. You will be treated in the same way as our new graduates receiving the same quality and quantity of work. It is the perfect opportunity to gain an insight into what you could expect if you joined our organisation in a junior graduate role.

The role of the Retirement Software Engineering Team is to create, maintain and deliver software used in consulting to some of the most well-known UK companies and the many hundreds of internal consultant users in the Human Capital and Benefits business. As a Software Engineering intern, the role is intentionally varied covering all facets of the Software Lifecycle, using the latest tools and techniques to support the delivery of complex software of the highest quality.

You will learn how software is produced and experience all aspects of today’s industry best practices. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Understanding what our clients need and how to meet those needs
  • Developing high-performance software using various technologies on multiple platforms 
  • Creating an engaging user experience through clean and crisp user interfaces 
  • Delivering quality using the latest test and automation techniques 
  • Deployment to complex client IT infrastructures 

This is all done within small agile teams that collaboratively contribute to the effective delivery of quality software. 

Career Path & Qualification

As a graduate at Willis Towers Watson, you have a world of opportunity ahead of you. As a Software or Quality Assurance Engineer, you will drive your own career progression, deepening your knowledge and expertise, progressing through education and training to become a subject matter expert or leader.

We offer graduates the flexibility to study towards a range of qualifications from both technical and business disciplines depending on the needs of the business and individuals.

The Requirements

Undergraduate in a Software Engineering, Computer Science or similar technical or analytic discipline with a reasonable understanding of Mathematics is required

It would also be an advantage to possess the following skills:

  • Experience of the software development lifecycle, with the flexibility to work in all areas from architecture design to system-level testing and deployment
  • Experience of working with software written in an object-oriented mainstream language (C#, C++, Java)
  • Appreciation of current and emerging technologies
  • Appreciation of algorithm and software performance
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Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 16,000 associates around the world, we offer consulting, technology and solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management.

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