Willis Towers Watson Insurance Apprenticeship Programme – Financial Lines (FINMAR), Ipswich in Ipswich, United Kingdom

Insurance Apprenticeship Programme – Financial Lines (FINMAR), Ipswich

Date Posted: December 11, 2018


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The Business

Demonstrate your passion for client delivery while making an immediate impact. You’ll learn what we do as you build strong working relationships and develop valuable skills from day one.

Insurance is an incredibly diverse marketplace with a rich history of helping people and businesses assess the risks they could face. Insurance touches the lives of everyone and allows us to operate secure in the knowledge that should the worst happen we will have the support we need.

FINMAR provides data analytics, carrier advocacy, pipeline management and reporting services to the Carriers, with the ultimate aim of helping them to improve their proposition, competitive edge and visibility. FINMAR is highly aligned with Group objectives as it involves revenue growth, market rationalisation, automated market selection (market match) and improved knowledge to support better client prospecting and service.

The Role

Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year

Level 4 Insurance Professional Apprenticeship Programme

Closing Date: 1 February 2019

Location: Ipswich

An exciting opportunity has become available for individuals to join our FINMAR team as a Client Support Associate. The successful apprentices will be responsible for assisting with operational processes that support the relationships with, and deliver of analytics to, FINMAR qualified Carriers that write the FINEX lines of business globally.

As a part of the FINMAR Market Services (FMS) team the Client Support Associate provides oversight and insurance technical assistance to our Mumbai teams, and also supports our Client Relationship Managers in delivery of services to our clients.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee and support the gathering of data and delivery of FINMAR reports and other services, including assisting the Mumbai based FINMAR teams with complex technical queries.

  • Foster and maintain collaborative and professional relationships with FINEX teams globally, building strong and sustainable relationships that will assist in our ability to gather data from the broking workforce.

  • Meet with Clients (Insurers) to gain an understanding of their risk appetite, and record this into our systems.

  • Liaise with FINEX teams to gather feedback on completed Client appetites and allow for appropriate challenge or confirmation.

  • Work with FINMAR Client Relationship Managers to ensure that the Client’s needs are being met and any issues are dealt with in a timely manner.

  • Deliver training as required to front end users of the FINMAR Connected Market Services System and provide feedback on any corrective action to improve performance.

  • Any other duties commensurate with position or level of responsibility.

Training & Qualifications

This Apprenticeship is a 24-36 month programme where you will be provided on the job training and a highly competitive study support package for the CII qualification. You will be fully supported by Willis Towers Watson and our official government approved Training Provider throughout the duration of the programme.

The start date for the UK Apprenticeship Programme will be September 2019.

Skills & Attributes

  • 3 A-Levels or equivalent qualifications, ideally including subjects such as English and/or Maths.

  • Must demonstrate attention to detail, with high level focus on quality.

  • Ability to work to high standards as part of a team and within tight timelines.

  • Willingness to obtain knowledge of insurance, markets, products and market dynamics.

  • Able to effectively and efficiently analyse and resolve complex problems.

  • Highly articulate and able to communicate and influence with confidence and credibility at all levels, delivery to suit audience and adjust behaviour to suit the political environment.

  • Can marshal resources to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; arrange information and file in a useful manner.

  • Actively promotes ideas, proposals, and influences strategy.

  • Willingness/ability to travel to London (average less than one day per week).

  • Willingness/ability to travel to Mumbai once or twice per year to assist with knowledge transfer for a two week visit.

  • Flexible approach to undertake additional responsibilities within FMS as and when required

The Company

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 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. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com .

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices. We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.

Unsolicited Contact:Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer.


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  • Location:Ipswich, England, GB

  • Date Posted:December 11, 2018