Difference makers

Begin your career with WTW where every step is an opportunity. Join a company with global scale and diverse perspective where you can deepen our collective insight, set the bar high and succeed your way.

Whichever early careers program you join, you’ll go into a role with real responsibilities,  exposure to client assignments and  the opportunity to build up valuable experience. With WTW behind you, you’ll learn and develop the skills to succeed in your chosen role. 

Where you means all of us

We’re proud of our culture and committed to making a real impact for our clients and colleagues. That’s why we constantly challenge ourselves to grow our inclusive culture and create a place where we’re bolder together. Our inclusion networks help us to live our values and our defined inclusion and diversity commitments improve and measure our progress. For you, this means joining a company where you can bring your whole self to work.

Your future in sharp focus

We leverage the global view and local expertise of our 46,000 colleagues serving 140 countries and markets to transform tomorrows. At WTW, you’ll tackle challenges with the help of a diverse, expert global team and identify strategic solutions that move us – and the world’s most powerful organizations – forward.

The Team

WTW’s Outsourcing GB is a global line of business whose revenue is primarily driven from providing outsourced pension administration services to occupational pension funds. Our three largest markets are Germany, UK and US. We have worked with some of the world’s leading organizations for over 25 years to provide benefit administration and outsourcing to over five million participants across the globe.

The Role 

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

Level 3 Pensions Administration Apprenticeship Programme

Closing Date:29thMarch2024

The role of a Pensions Administrator is to work within an administration team servicing both member and client queries in relation to occupational pension schemes. You will be fully supported by the team, including an experienced training team, a mentor and a buddy (a previous apprentice) to complete your apprenticeship in a inclusive environment.

Performance Objectives: 


  • Communicate effectively with client/members via the telephone, remembering each caller will have a different level of understanding.  Record each call as they occur.
  • Consistently provide a quality customer experience to clients/members.
  • Continuously seek to identify areas where the service to clients/members could be improved and communicate to the Senior Administrator / Team Leader.
  • Deal with simple queries and requests by the use of standard letters and reference to procedures.
  • Recognise and escalate potential problem and potential complaint cases.
  • Ensure complaints procedure is adhered to and that all complaints are immediately notified to Senior Administrator.
  • Seek clarification where errors are made.
  • Monitor own workflow to ensure service levels are achieved.
  • Accurately perform manual calculations. 
  • Know and live the firm’s values.


  • Assist the wider team in more complex / project work when required.
  • Support colleagues for holiday cover and workload peaks.
  • Accountable for own development, identifying and raising any learning needs with Senior Administrator.
  • Update and maintain skills matrix.


  • Help to provide an efficient, professional service to meet all client/members’ needs and to promote the WTW brand.
  • Develop knowledge of clients’ pension schemes.
  • Build a relationship with the clients. 
  • Be a point of reference for standard automated cases.


  • Ensure timely completion of timesheets.
  • Ensure chargeable hours targets are met.

Training & Qualifications

This Apprenticeship is an 18-24 months programme where you will be provided on the job training and a highly competitive study support package for the Award in Pensions Essentials (RFQ) this qualification is designed to support and acknowledge the training and development of new pension administrators or those who need an introduction to pensions. You will be fully supported by WTW and our official government approved Training Provider throughout the duration of the programme.

The Requirements

  • Grade 9-4/Grade C or above for Maths and English Language at GCSE or equivalent.
  • Able to work to a high level of accuracy.
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet targets.
  • Interpersonal skills to include good written and verbal communication.
  • Customer and quality focussed.
  • Computer literate.

The start date for the UK Apprenticeship Programme will be September 2024.

The Application Process

Stage 1: Online application, including CV 

Stage 2: Online testing Stage 

Stage 3: Video interview – in partnership with the Bright Network, we have created an academy module on “How to Ace your Video Interview”. 

Stage 4: Online assessment centre 

Stage 5: Offer and on-boarding

WTW is an equal opportunity employer

WTW believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organisation, 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 WTW.

Why work at WTW?

WTW offers a variety of benefits to support your physical, emotional and financial wellbeing, as well as help you develop in your career, and balance your life inside and outside of work. Among other things, these include WTW Work Flex, shared parental leave, a range of Learning & Development (L&D) opportunities and a competitive pay and benefits package (which includes Private Medical Insurance and Life Insurance).

 Advanced Apprenticeship
 Published on 23-11-2023
 Deadline 30-04-2024