- 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
- 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
- 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
- 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
- 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
- 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
- 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
- 8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
- 9a. Would you recommend WTW to a friend?
- 9b. Why?
- 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to WTW?
Role involves doing tasks set by senior such as individual calculations on a regular basis. Along with this also getting involved in larger projects while being taught about the deeper meaning behind why certain tasks are being carried out (at a high level). Projects such as factor reviews and GMP equalisation are the mian large projects
Starting from a base knowledge of zero i have learnt a lot about the industry as well as how it evolves to new legislation constantly being released by the government. Developed the use of excel massively and would now say I am pushing for an above average knowledge of how to use excel
Enjoy my job a lot. With the ever changing atmosphere and constant need to adapt to new technology ther is always room to grow and learn more. This paired with the infinite different number of rules within each scheme and how they compare and contrast with each other. So all in all very interesting and exciting sector to work in
The actual program has a very structured agenda with set assignments needing to be handed in on certain dates, a mock exam done by a certain time frame to ensure it is marked before the real exam. Also the compulsory attendance of tutorials to ensure knowledge learnt is always nailed down with an open opportunity to ask questions
Get almost a study day a week to learn the content required to pass the exams required to pass the apprenticeship. Also have a specific study mentor to go to if there are any burning questions in relation to the material of the course. Other new grads are always available to help if they are stronger in a particular aspect
Attend tutorials to enhance the knowledge (face to face sessions) and receive feedback on assignments submitted to them (assuming submission is on time ) past this support from tutors is only an email away so questions can be asked and answered in an efficient timely manner. Peronsal tutor meetings to check on progress every few months
Gives a base knowledge of the maths behind calcs being carried out in the day to day job. I Haven't reached a point in the apprenticeship where there is job specific learning. So more being taught a wider geberal picture as opposed to helping direclty in pensions/ retirement sector
Yes, plenty of socials that occur on a monthly basis along with after work trips to th epub to improve team morale. Plenty of opportunity to attned networking events organised by BAS and within the company. Plans for a charity day have also been put in place for in the summer
Welcoming from the start and always support whenever help is required. Someone is always available to answer a question no matter how simple it appears to be. Mistakes are are picked up on but are expected so not looked down upon but more as an opportunity to learn from them
Prepare for the job by researching who you will be working with, get involved with as many socials as you can both before you start and whilst you work for the company as this will only benefit your development within the firm. Building good relationships is easy fromt he start so shouldnt be a source of anxiety