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Graduate Development Program

2-year rotational program available in select geographies

Willis Towers Watson is committed to attracting and developing the next generation of leaders by providing a solid foundation of knowledge and skills across multiple insurance and reinsurance business units.

About the Graduate Development Program (GDP):

Critical to Willis Towers Watson aggressive growth strategy is attracting its next generation of leaders. The Graduate Development Program is a 2-year cross-business rotational program designed to attract high potential talent with demonstrated customer focus and leadership potential.

The GDP program provides participants with the opportunity to develop a solid foundation of knowledge and skills across our Insurance and Reinsurance businesses. The two-year program is comprised of three 8-month rotations, with the opportunity for one rotation to be international. Rotational assignments are designed to provide client facing and market facing exposure while gaining an understanding of the structural and cultural challenges that face Willis Towers Watson leaders on a daily basis.

Locations: Candidates must be authorized to work in the country they are applying to on a full-time basis

United States: Atlanta, Houston, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco
United Kingdom: London
Asia: Singapore

Is this program right for you?

  • A premier program designed to accelerate learning that provides a breadth of knowledge across business lines
  • Challenging hands-on rotational assignments where you will learn the basics of insurance and reinsurance
  • Global orientation program with in between rotation class meeting that will focus on professional and business specific learning activities
  • International rotation opportunity
  • Meaningful post program jobs across the firm that will focus on continued career development to promote leadership potential

Are you the right fit for the program?

  • Bachelor’s degree – all majors considered
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (US); 2.1 or higher (UK); or international equivalent
  • Self-starter
  • Industry and customer focused
  • Adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity
  • Strong Analytical/Problem solving skills
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Agile learner

Our Process

If we visit your university, apply via your career services office. First round interviews are generally conducted on campus. Upon successful completion of on-campus interviews candidates are generally invited to on-site final round interviews. Final round interviews comprise of 3-4 back-to-back interviews and a group case study. Offers are typically extended within 5 business days.

Post Program

Upon successful completion of the program, GDP’s will be placed into jobs across the firm that will focus on individualized development plans to accelerate leadership potential.

2016 Graduate Development Summer Internship Program

Our structured Summer Internship Program serves as the cornerstone for our full-time Graduate Development Program (GDP). Designed for students who are one year from graduation, the Summer Internship Program is a 10-week learning experience that provides students in their junior year with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in either insurance or reinsurance. The program is comprised of orientation, goal setting, training modules, team presentations, a business speaker series and a formal mid and end of internship performance review. High-performing interns will be considered for the full-time Graduate Development Program.

What we look for in a candidate

  • Enrolled in a bachelors degree program (all majors considered)
  • In junior or penultimate year of study
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (US); 2:1 or above (UK) or equivalent
  • Self-starter
  • Agile learner
  • Ability to work in teams and cultivate relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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