Our selection process is designed to understand more about you in a number of ways. We are interested in your academic record, but also what makes you – you. How do you stretch and develop yourself? What are your proudest achievements? How do you get on with other people and work collaboratively?
At each stage of the process we'll be looking for evidence of the above. Don't underestimate the importance of any stage. If once you have reviewed our website and you still need an answer to your question, then please email us at: Graduates.Australia@towerswatson.com
The application process is a critical first stage – you need to provide us with key information and answer honestly and accurately. Please ensure that you provide details of your education from high school to most recent study including results whilst completing the application form.
The assessment of your application form falls in the following 3 parts:
Our graduate and vacation roles at Towers Watson involve numerical analysis and attention to detail. To help us assess your ability in this area you will be asked to complete an online numerical and inductive reasoning test. We'd encourage you to take practice tests in order to gain an understanding of the layout and format of the questions.
Please be aware that if you are invited to the final assessment day, you may be asked to complete a similar test again as verification of your original results.
The telephone interview is an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better and for us to find out more about your skills and experience. The interview will be competency-based and our experienced staff will ask you to provide specific situations you have been involved in, what you have achieved and how you have achieved it.
It may help to think of STAR again: Situation, Task, Action and Result when answering questions where the interviewer is looking for examples from your past experience.
Remember to personalise your answers – if you talk in generic terms such as "we did this" and "team working is always important" we won't get to know about you and the contribution you could make to Towers Watson.
The Final Assessment will take place at the Towers Watson office location you have applied for. Please be aware that as we typically receive an inundated number of applications and with that many vacancies, invitation to the final stage is not guaranteed. Your application will be considered against all other applicants based on attainment. If you are successful in being invited to attend, we will send you a more detailed briefing nearer the time.
The Final Assessment generally lasts for half a day and may consist of various exercises, depending on business requirement and the role you have applied for. These may include:
This stage helps us to get to know you even better and of course are also designed to help you understand more about Towers Watson, the work we do and the type of people we employ. Don't forget that it is a two-way process and an excellent way not only for us to get to know you but also for you to really get to know us.
Know about current issues related to Towers Watson before you arrive – see our Corporate website, broadsheet newspapers and actuarial websites.
Remember help is available:
Whilst this all sounds daunting, the good news is we are looking for you to just be yourself on the day.
Reference checks are normally undertaken towards the end of our process before an offer is made. You may be asked to provide names and contact details for referees during the interview stage.