Home    WTW    Insight

Katherine Pound gained valuable skills via a WTW internship

 August 16, 2023

 Read time

WTW internships are designed to provide maximum insight into WTW's business and the best possible preparation for a future career.

WTW interns apply what they've learned at university to real-life intellectual challenges. They gain immediate exposure to client assignments doing work that takes them out of their comfort zone, offering something new and unexpected every day.

WTW Senior Associate, Katherine Pound, shares her journey working as an intern with WTW, the ways in which she has developed, and why this was the best career choice for her.

Exciting actuary opportunities with WTW

Katherine is an Actuarial Consultant in the retirement team with WTW, and undertook an internship on the Retirement Actuarial Program in the UK, where she worked in the Reigate office.

Katherine chose to enrol on a WTW internship because she wanted to find out more about working as an actuary.

"I knew that working at a leading global consultancy would offer a huge range of opportunities," says Katherine.

Applying key skills to live client work

Katherine explains that she developed as a WTW intern by gaining confidence and improving her communication and problem-solving skills.

"I especially enjoyed the training and being able to apply what I'd learned to live client work," Katherine recalls.

Finding a career that is challenging and inspiring

Katherine's goals upon finishing the WTW internship program was to have enjoyed the experience and to have made the most of all the opportunities.

"It was then definitely a bonus to be offered a graduate role so that I didn't have a job hunt in my final year at uni, and on top of that to have found a career that challenges and inspires me, and that I can see myself in long term," explains Katherine.

Katherine's advice for future WTW interns

Katherine's advice for anyone looking to join WTW on the internship program is, where possible, to look for opportunities to speak to WTW colleagues about their experience, perhaps at a recruitment event.

"Or alternatively even just reaching out via LinkedIn," Katherine adds.

Excellent opportunities for WTW interns

WTW generally has opportunities for interns in each of its four business segments:

  • Benefits Delivery and Administration
  • Human Capital and Benefits
  • Corporate Risk and Broking
  • Investment, Risk and Reinsurance

Alternatively, interns could experience life at the heart of WTW's business by exploring opportunities in Corporate teams such as Human Resources, Finance, Marketing and IT.

Looking for an internship with an international company?

WTW's internship program offers students real-world business experience that's hard to find anywhere else.

With offices all over the world, a breadth of business functions, and supportive experts at every turn, there’s so much to discover as a WTW intern.

WTW colleagues serve more than 140 countries around the world, from Mumbai to London, the Middle East to Latin America and from Manila to New York - so there's a global dimension to almost everything that WTW does, and this creates exciting opportunities for collaboration and growth.

Search WTW internships.


Search jobs

Stay connected by subscribing to our monthly newsletter and following us on LinkedIn, X, Instagram and Facebook.

Disclosure: Where Women Work researches and publishes insightful evidence about how its paid member organizations support women's equality.


Join our women's careers community