Early Careers: Retirement Actuarial Internship – Fall 2024 – Toronto in Toronto, Ontario


*Create your future. *  Join our Retirement consulting team in providing expertise in retirement consulting to support global organizations in optimizing the effectiveness of their employee retirement. Whether a client has a defined benefit pension or a defined contribution plan, we work with them to determine the right approach to designing, funding, investing, communicating, governing and employee management that fits their specific goals.  You will also learn about all the services that WTW offers their clients and how they complement and enhance our retirement consulting practice.  

*Explore an opportunity. *  Gain direct exposure to real client assignments and meetings which will draw on your imagination and creativity as well as your ability to analyze data, solve problems, develop solutions, and share your results.  In this role, you’ll experience a balance of expanding your technical and industry knowledge and developing your problem solving and communications skills, while benefiting from working in a close-knit and supportive team environment.    

Learn the industry.  Kickoff the internship at a multi-day session with other interns across the local region to network and learn about WTW from various leaders amongst the Retirement business. Throughout the summer, engage in a robust training program within your local office in order to enhance your understanding of basic pension consulting.   

Grow with mentorship.  You will have close interaction and support throughout the summer from your very own Lead Retirement Consultant mentor. This consultant will work with you on client assignments, give you an inside look at how the business works, and advise you on future career growth.  

Work towards becoming a credentialed actuary.  Accepted applicants will be eligible for a comprehensive actuarial exam study program, including paid study hours and exam coaching to assist in attaining an accredited actuarial designation.    

Love your work.   You will partner with consultants to provide technical actuarial and consulting support on projects like:  

  • Designing, funding, pricing, and the implementation and management of retirement programs.

  • Competitive benchmarking analysis of benefit plan designs.

  • Develop professional expertise, as well as technical knowledge and skills in the area of retirement plans.

  • Working with a wide range of associates at all levels within the local practice.

  • Performing asset/liability modelling.

  • Perform actuarial pension valuations for a variety of clients.

  • This entails manipulating data, analyzing data, determining plan liabilities, reconciling plan assets, and determining funding requirements.

  • Assist with completion of plan reporting and filing requirements.

  • Perform plan administrative tasks such as completing benefit calculations, reviewing plan documents, and producing benefit statements.

About you.

  • Progress towards a Bachelors or Master’s degree in actuarial science, economics, finance, mathematics, statistics or any other major with significant quantitative course work, and minimum GPA of 3.0  

  • Work experience that demonstrates strong technical and/or client service skills (analyst type of internship preferred)   

  • Passion for solving problems and sharing solutions to exceed the standards of the client

  • Ability to be a self-starter and work independently, but also cooperatively in a close team environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with colleagues at all levels

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel

  • Accepting applications from candidates that graduate with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree between December 2024 through June 2026

WTW Work Flex: At WTW, we see things differently. We understand flexibility is key to supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and so we have a variety of different working arrangements which we call “WTW Work Flex”. We encourage colleagues and candidates to make requests for the types of flexible working arrangements that suit them. Visit our career site for more information: https://careers.wtwco.com/wtw-work-flex/

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