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Grant Thornton UK LLP

Associate, Corporate Finance at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Application Advice: Know the company, get some insight as to the department's typical projects.

Interview Advice: Be confident and prepared with competency examples.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Allianz Insurance

Management Trainee, Mixed at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Get some experience in an insurance related role or have something to illustrate your knowledge of the industry. Also be prepared to push for what you want as without being proactive about getting opportunities within the scheme you will not get as much from it.

Interview Advice: Get the pronunciation of 'Al-e-anz' correct as they will not hire you otherwise. Prepare general topics for competency questions and then tailor them to the question. This will ensure you don't have anything to say under pressure. They look out for people who can stand up for themselves under pressure and can put across their own ideas (in the role plays). Also brush up on general arithmetic for the maths test.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Grant Thornton UK LLP

Associate/Administrator, Fraud and Insolvency at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Application Advice: Be prepared to work and study (towards ACA), this can be challenging, yet it's very rewarding in the long term. If you feel you don't like accounting, CFAB might be challenging.

Interview Advice: -Why GT and not BIG 4? -How do you define success/happiness for yourself? -In the near future, how can GT help the UK Economy (linking it to the company's slogan Vibrant Economy). -What is your understanding of "Vibrant Economy"?

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Business Analyst, Underwriting Strategy at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: Be open-minded, don't be shy, give your opinion and be eager to learn continuously.

Interview Advice: Read the article "introduction to reinsurance" which is available on the website. Be honest and open about your expectations to see whether the company's culture fits with yours.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Digital Strategy Analyst, Digital Strategy at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: Show lateral thinking and creativity. The future of technology will not be limited to specialists, in fact, it needs individuals who can understand the interconnectedness of varying topics, as specialization is most succeptible to automation.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Analyst, at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Learn as much about the company as you can.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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NFU Mutual

Quality Development Consultant, at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Be yourself and be personable.

Interview Advice: Be prepared, try to know lots about the role and the company. Furthermore make sure you know your own experiences, work and other (it helps when answering competency based questions).

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Equiniti

Trainee Project Consultant, GMP Reconciliation at Equiniti

Application Advice: Confidence, advertise good excel and problem solving skills.

Interview Advice: Scenario based interview questions. Give examples of team work, problem solving, leadership etc.

Industry: Consultant

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Equiniti

Trainee Project Consultant, GMP Reconciliation at Equiniti

Application Advice: Seeing as it is a large organisation with many functions, do some research on Equiniti and the sector you will be working in before you apply.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Consultant

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Equiniti

Project Consultant, Discontinuance at Equiniti

Application Advice: At any financial sector job there is a lot to learn and sometimes it seems support is lacking, don't panic.

Interview Advice: There is an assessment day with three exams on English, Maths and Excel. There is also an interview which lasts 45 minutes to an hour.

Industry: Consultant

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Equiniti

Project consultant, GMP Rec at Equiniti

Application Advice: Feel confident to speak about what qualities you bring to the table.

Industry: Consultant

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Equiniti

Trainee Pension Consultant, Pension solution at Equiniti

Application Advice: Expert excel knowledge and VBA skills will be a great help. Numerical background is also required.

Interview Advice: Do some excel and maths practice before interview.

Industry: Consultant

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Equiniti

Trainee Project Consultant, GMP reconciliation at Equiniti

Application Advice: Be open minded as there is so much opportunity but you have to be proactive about your work, and it's more you get out what you put in. If you are looking to pass the actuarial exams in an non traditional actuarial environment, this is great for you as you get insight into other areas such as project management.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and know what you're talking about. They are just looking to see how you are and whether you are a good fit for the company.

Industry: Consultant

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Equiniti

Trainee Project Consultant, GMP Reconciliation at Equiniti

Application Advice: Spend your time making your cover letter and CV outstanding.

Interview Advice: Talk about your willingness to learn and be confident.

Industry: Consultant

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AXA

, Provider Management at AXA

Application Advice: Try to demonstrate a good understanding of the market and show you're interested in the area of the business that you're applying to.

Interview Advice: Be personable and answer competency questions using the STAR technique.

Industry: Consultant

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Equiniti

Trainee Project Consultant, GMP Reconciliation at Equiniti

Application Advice: Be confident and mention your IT skills.

Interview Advice: Be confident with Excel and come across as friendly.

Industry: Consultant

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Equiniti

Traniee Project Consultant, GMP Reconciliation at Equiniti

Application Advice: It is beneficial to have good excel knowledge, but I don't think it is necessary. The main skill you need to work here is to have an excellent eye for detail, be computer literate and be able to communicate with each other.

Interview Advice: Be confident, have examples of how you have used your core skills before.

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Try and do an internship first. You'll get a better idea of whether this is the job for you and it provides a much easier route into the company if you perform well.

Interview Advice: Firstly, make sure you can answer competency questions! Secondly, brush up on your pensions knowledge, especially recent developments and their impacts. (They are certainly not lacking recently!)

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Pensions consultant, Pensions at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Show enthusiasm and energy. Basic pension knowledge is a plus, with an awareness of what is in the news regarding pensions.

Interview Advice: What is the difference between a DB and a DC pension scheme? Show examples of when you showed team-working skills?

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Don't over embellish your application and be prepared and friendly in the phone interview.

Interview Advice: The interview centre is an interesting day and presents different challenges. No specific knowledge of the area you are applying to (i.e. in pensions) is required, but a general understanding and keeping track of current news can help. Be friendly but professional.

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Actuarial consultant, DB Pensions London at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Demonstrate that you have both technical/mathematical ability and strong leadership/communication skills.

Interview Advice: The process has now changed, but a broad range of things were tested. Practise talking when put on the spot and thinking on your feet.

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Investment Consultant, Investment at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Demonstrate your enthusiasm to learn. WTW has a fantastic training program and interviewers are keen to know whether one would make good use of it.

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Consultant, DB Advisory at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Show an interest and understanding about the current pensions industry as well as investment as a whole.

Interview Advice: The people who interview you are the people you will most likely end up working with, so they will be judging your ability to work in the team and how you get along with people as much as your knowledge and aptitude for the role.

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Retirement Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Apply early and do your research.

Interview Advice: Try to have a variety of competency based answers and be aware of what is happening in the financial world.

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Actuarial Consultant, Benefits at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Don't be afraid to apply if you don't have a maths background!

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Analyst, Investment at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Be familiar with capital markets, types of asset classes, hedging and long term investing.

Interview Advice: Same as above.

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Senior Analyst, Risk Consulting at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Think very carefully and have a very good reason for applying for your specific role - the company tends to look for people who have drive to excel in a given field, not those who are just applying for everything and anything on the off-chance that they might like it.

Interview Advice: Don't give stock answers - be prepared to think on your feet in the interviews and make sure that you know as much as possible about the industry and recent developments in your chosen field in advance of the interview. Definitely spend some time thinking about what skills you can bring to the company and how you can make it clear in the interview: "Situation, Task, Action, Result" is a very good format to use to ensure you get the information across. Make sure everything is about what "you" did, not the others in your team.

Industry: Consultant

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Marsh

Associate Consultant, Risk Consultant at Marsh

Application Advice: Be honest when discussing what you enjoy as this will strongly influence where in the company you are placed.

Industry: Consultant

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Marsh

Associate Consultant, Marsh Risk Consulting at Marsh

Application Advice: Show your personality and do not be afraid to demonstrate it to stand out. Prepare for the telephone interviews and be prepared for a call out of the blue once you have submitted your application form.

Interview Advice: Have a strong answer prepared for why you want to work in the industry, not just why Marsh. Try and take a new angle to the presentation questions asked of you in the face to face sessions. If you do not know the answer to a question admit that this is the case rather than trying to make up an answer - people who try and make up responses to factual questions do not reach the face to face rounds.

Industry: Consultant

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Marsh

Associate Consultant, Enterprise Risk and Resilience at Marsh

Application Advice: Thorough research into the business area you would like to be positioned in, as the graduate scheme is non-rotational.

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Consultant, Retirement/Benefits at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Do some research on the pensions industry, including topical issues, latest legislation changes etc. Apply early!

Interview Advice: Dress appropriately - i.e. business smart. Be thoroughly prepared for competency-based interview questions.

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Benefits consultant, Benefits at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Everyone at the company is passionate about what they do and new joiners will be expected to be passionate and show this too.

Interview Advice: Try to answer questions looking at the bigger picture, not just the obvious and short yes/no answers.

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Junior Consultant, Captives at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Do your research, so you understand the structure of the company. Especially with Willis & Towers Watson recent merger & subsidiaries in any large company, it's easy to get lost or miss something essential. Most importantly: make sure you research your interviewer - their sector within the company should be a huge clue. With LinkedIn most people are easy to find and means you won't get caught out not knowing a key part of their job (which they will naturally be more interested in).

Interview Advice: What were my strengths, weaknesses, explain my CV, why insurance?

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Graduate Trainee, Glasgow at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Relax and be yourself in the interview.

Interview Advice: Don't go technical as they definitely know more than you but do have some knowledge.

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Client Support Analyst, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Do your research into the company before the interview, make sure you know as much as is possible that is relevant to your role within the company.

Interview Advice: Ensure you're familiar with the company and the role you are applying for.

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Consultant (Actuarial), Retirement at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Research or have some understanding of the work that pension actuaries carry out.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and don't try to over impress.

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Consultant, Defined Benefits at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Do your research - Pensions is a topic most people ignore but there is a surprising amount of information to know or be aware of.

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to throw questions back at the interviewers, especially in the technical interview; Chances are they don't know the answer either but like any exam want to see how you get to the answer.

Industry: Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Pensions Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Apply early, make the most of all experience you have.

Interview Advice: Research the industry and changes within the industry, practice writing and presentation skills.

Industry: Consultant

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Magnum Consultant, at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: Be open minded. You don't truly know what's out there until you jump in.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! You have been preparing for this interview your entire life.

Industry: Consultant

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NFU Mutual

Professional Trainee, at NFU Mutual

Interview Advice: Review job description competencies - have strong examples of your own performance. Ask questions, engage, be positive. This is a business that prefers positive, pro-active, engaged, happy people!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Mercer

Investment Analyst, Investment Consulting at Mercer

Interview Advice: At the telephone interview, know about the compnay and the wider MMC, and have answers prepared for "HR type" questions. Show initiative at the Assessment Centre, take the lead but don't sound arrogant! At the face-to-face interview try to relax (sounds daft), but its best if you can make it more of a converstation. They are partly trying to assess how well you would fit into the team.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Reed Global

Consultant, at Reed Global

Application Advice: Be confident in your communication

Interview Advice: Confidence and calm

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: The job isn't just about the numbers, as a consultancy firm you need to have the potential for consulting as well, and this needs to come across in your application.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Mercer

Analyst, DC & Savings at Mercer

Application Advice: Apply as early as possible and take your time.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Don't try too hard to impress but instead show them what you know and that you're willing to learn more.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Allianz Insurance

Corporate Management Trainee, Claims at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: As it is competency based, have scenarios in mind that can fit a few different questions. Be well prepared - this will make you more relaxed on the day.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Investment Analyst, Investment at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Read up thoroughly on the job description and make sure it's evident you are offering what they are looking for. Tailor your CV to the role. Spelling and grammar also go a long way.

Interview Advice: Have some questions for the interviewers about the role and be yourself!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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AXA

Strategy Analyst, Strategy at AXA

Application Advice: - There are 5 AXA values, and you can read about these on our website. Do think carefully about how you exhibit them, and weave them in to the answers you give throughout the application process. - You know how at the beginning of every interview you sho

Interview Advice: - When you're asked what distinguishes you from other candidates, I strongly advise against saying "my drive and determination." We already know you're driven and determined - that's why you got to the interview stage. Tell us something else. - Don't be

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Consultant, Retirement/Reigate at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Send applications early

Interview Advice: Research around pensions in general and be prepared to answer simple technical questions

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Actuarial Consultant, Pensions at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Do your research into the field and be aware of what the job specifications are. Demonstrate your interest in the field and your past experiences that show you have the required skills to do well at the job

Interview Advice: Dress for the occasion and present yourself in an acceptable manner. Be prepared and well aware of the job/role you are interviewing for. Be confident and believe in your capabilities - otherwise you will never be able to convince someone else of your abilities Demonstrate that you have what it takes to do the job well and are enthusiastic about it. Always think of a good question to ask at the end of the interview. It shows that you have done your research. Do not ask questions like 'how was my interview?' etc. Ask questions about the job specifications or about the field more generally and how it impacts their business. Do not ask questions which can easily be answered from their website. Be friendly and relaxed!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Consultant, DB Retirement at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Research the company well before applying, keep up to date with current topical issues

Interview Advice: Explain your answers fully

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Read the Towers Watson graduate pages and think of scenarios where you have shown the competencies required.

Interview Advice: General knowledge of pension related issues in the press. Read newspapers as there are always stories about pensions.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Investment Analyst, DB Advisory at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Be yourself, don't get hung up on having industry knowledge.

Interview Advice: Relate your experiences directly to the job role

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Investment Analyst, Investment at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Research the various roles on offer and figure out what interests you

Interview Advice: Be yourself - getting to interview means you're good enough technically and it's now a question of personality fit. Similarly, "interview the company" and see if it fits you.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Actuarial Consultant, Benefits at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Be honest. If you will not be a good fit to the office/company, it is better for both the company and you to know. There is no point in pretending to be someone you are not just for the sake of getting a job - you will be the one to suffer when you start your job.

Interview Advice: Practice a lot and be natural. Research the company and the role in detail. Keep up to date with industry related news and know the requirements of the job.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Analyst, General Insurance at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Take the online tests serious and do some practice. Lots of good candidates lose out because of this.

Interview Advice: The interviews are normally a day or half day long. They combine formal interview with team work illustration and role playing scenarios.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Willis Towers Watson

Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Research the role

Interview Advice: Be aware of the wider picture, that the company is interested in as opposed to the specifics of the role you are applying for (although these are important too).

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Mercer

Retirement Consultant, Scheme Management at Mercer

Application Advice: Your interests and experience (if necessary) should be specific to Pensions.

Interview Advice: What attracts you to Pensions? Why do you want to apply for this role? What do you think you could contribute to Mercer? Why Mercer? What motivates you? Read the Mercer website and know the Mercer PRIIDE values.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Mercer

Investment Analyst, Financial Strategy Group at Mercer

Application Advice: Demonstrate numerical and academic abilities very clearly

Interview Advice: Be likeable - be calm, friendly and enjoy yourself but always professional. Read up on the investments world and try to understand the fundamentals.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Mercer

Investment Analyst, Investment Consulting at Mercer

Application Advice: Be yourself Don't be over assertive or brag Ensure you are up to date with current affairs (both Pensions-based and Investments-based) Show enthusiasm

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Mercer

Investment Analyst, Manchester at Mercer

Application Advice: Have a good personality and be eager to learn. You can learn the job from exposure and experience but people dislike rude individuals and know-it-alls.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. It is okay to not know things but it gets ugly when people discover you are lying.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Marsh

Project Manager, M&A at Marsh

Application Advice: Know the industry and market. Do your research, think about why you would be a good fit for the company.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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NFU Mutual

Corporate Professional Trainee, Corporate Scheme at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Apply! This is an amazing scheme with so many incredible opportunities. However, if earning big bucks is the thing which motivates you most, then this probably isn't the right company for you.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. NFU Mutual graduate scheme process is one of the best I've experienced and they truly want you to do your best. So relax and (try to) enjoy the process.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Allianz Insurance

Retail Management Trainee, at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Understand the business, be keen to experience different functions of the business and be willing to move around the country, as you generally have little choice as to where you will be based locationally.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Allianz Insurance

, at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Do your research on the industry. Understand our competitors and our positioning in the market. Understand the various ways insurers make money.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Pronounce our name correctly!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Tokio Marine Kiln Group

Graduate Trainee (wordings), Wordings at Tokio Marine Kiln Group

Application Advice: Make sure you answer the questions with as much description as possible, the more TMK know about you they can make an informed judgement. They are looking for well rounded people and make sure that what you can bring to the comapny is something special.

Interview Advice: Always be yourself, there is an extensive interview process and it would not benefit you to be anything other than yourself. Make it clear that you have aptitude to learn but the expectation is that you also join TMK to learn and develop, so bear that in mind when answering questions.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Capita

Business Readiness Support/Lead the Way Graduate, Business Readiness/Ops at Capita

Application Advice: Be yourself Be confident Strong commercial awareness

Interview Advice: Try to relax If you have got to this stage then you have a reason for being there - be confident!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Marsh

Project Manager, at Marsh

Application Advice: Research the company and it's ethics, and ethos and business aims to be able to talk eloquently why you want to work there, and focus on why your skills would make you a great candidate who deserves to work in a company like Marsh. Do some practices for the online tests which are often available via your university careers centre. Make sure to have basic business knowledge: ROI, who the chancellor of the exchequer is etc... When writing about your skills, use examples and why that skill makes you a good candidate.

Interview Advice: Think about your presentation and communication and focus on being clear and calm in your individual presentations. Make sure to prepare for the Pareto (the recruiters) assessment centres, which centre around the ability to work as part of a team - making your ideas are heard while not overly dominating, working as a whole group for the good of everyone, and thinking laterally. Perhaps be prepared to be a little more assertive than you usually are to ensure you are not ignored by others. The centres use classic psychological games and group exercises so read about some of those online. But, as much as the above is important - be yourself and remember what makes you unique and interesting to them.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Marsh

Associate Consultant, Risk Consulting at Marsh

Interview Advice: Research the company, be proactive during interviews and be unafraid of answering questions

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Catlin Insurance

Associate Claims Adjuster, Claims at Catlin Insurance

Application Advice: The company carefully selects its employees. It is remarkable that as the company has grown it has managed to continue to employ like minded people. If the company culture is good a good fit for you then you will be more likely to succeed at Catlin.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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AXA

Business Consultant, Strategy at AXA

Application Advice: Prepare, prepare, prepare. Get to know AXA as a global business. Keep up to date of Financial Services market changes (citywire.co.uk is a good source), prepare answers on areas you've demonstrated your strengths in the past (but make sure to keep an ace up your sleeve for the interview).

Interview Advice: Show your creativity (AXA places great emphasis on this) and leadership potential during the interview. Prepare answers in advance and ensure you can comfortably speak about your experiences in a "STAR" manner (Situation, Task, Action, Result). It helps to practice in advance in that framework. The assessment centre is a tough experience - as everyone has passed through the interview stage. Focus on your key skills and make sure to be seen as interacting positively with others in team exercises.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Zurich Financial Services

Graduate Management Trainee, Rotational at Zurich Financial Services

Application Advice: There are many stages. Just keep confident and do some background research into the company and industry to show willingness to learn and enthusiasm for this particular company.

Interview Advice: Keep confident and answer the questions with as broad a range of examples as you can. Many of them are competency related, particularly on the telephone interview. Work together rather than against one another in the team challenges and group tasks if an assessment centre is done.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Zurich Financial Services

General Management Graduate, Casualty Claims at Zurich Financial Services

Application Advice: The opportunities within Zurich and the insurance market are so broad there is something to suit everyone. Althought it is not always considered as a career, it is a great industry to work in.

Interview Advice: Be yourself Research the company truely understanding their values and how you display them Keep up to date with industry news and developments

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Zurich Financial Services

General Management Graduate, Marketing at Zurich Financial Services

Application Advice: Research the company and its values. Make sure your application is specifically tailored to the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: There are lots of competency questions so ensure you can think of valid examples of when you may have exhibited different core behaviours.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Zurich Financial Services

, Operations at Zurich Financial Services

Application Advice: Be yourself and see whether you can see yourself fitting in with the company, remember it's as much about you finding the fit right as the company.

Interview Advice: Have lots of good examples for the standard compentancy questions and be open about yourself, good self awareness of development areas is much better than pretending to be perfect!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Zurich Financial Services

General Management Graduate, at Zurich Financial Services

Application Advice: Do your research into the industry and the company. Also, be yourself!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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FDM Group

Business Analyst, Business Change at FDM Group

Application Advice: Research the company i.e. look at glassdoor.com Assess the risk Are there other opportunities

Interview Advice: Be yourself and do not be afraid to ask any question you may have.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Marsh

Business Analyst, UK Markets Division at Marsh

Application Advice: I would advise candiadates to read around current insurance issues (the Lloyds website is really useful for accessing free resources) and really think about the key challenges facing the industry e.g. use of technology and big data. Remember that insurance is a people and connections driven business so work on networking skills as these will be assessed along with how easily you fit in with the people potentially looking to hire you.

Interview Advice: Try to inject your own personality and views into the answers that you give. Ensure you have given sufficient thought to STAR type answers on basic questions and on queries about your ambitions over the next 5 years.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Mercer

Actuarial Student, Retirement at Mercer

Application Advice: Try be as descriptive as possible.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - the assessors want to know that you can get on with everyone and will fit in well into a diverse team. Also try to bring any interesting extra-curricular activites to the fore.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Mercer

Actuarial Trainee, Retirement at Mercer

Application Advice: Write a bit about yourself so the people reading your application can start to get to know you.

Interview Advice: Research the company and the job role so you're prepared when asked in the interview. However, remember that there are a lot of people who have the same qualifications so showing your personality is important too.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Mercer

Actuarial Analyst, Bulk annuity broking at Mercer

Application Advice: Try to push why you want to work in both this line of business and for this company. What is it that attracts you to the roll. Despite its reputation, the pensions industry has a lot of genuinely interesting aspects to it and given the current climate of change after the 2014 budget, there is a great deal going on that you might want to refer to in an application.

Interview Advice: Research the company and the line of business as thoroughly as possible. Try to find out as much as you can about the industry.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Mercer

Actuarial Consultant Trainee, Actuarial at Mercer

Application Advice: Be yourself; be interested in what you will be doing; be prepared for hard work and giving up your time; enjoy the experience.

Interview Advice: Don't try to be something you're not; if you don't know something, be honest. Be interested and believe in yourself.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Mercer

Trainee Retirement Consultant, Glasgow at Mercer

Application Advice: It is a big step from University to a role like this, you might feel that you are thrown in at the deep end but it is the best way to learn and it doesn't take you long to get into the swing of things.

Interview Advice: * Be prepared to discuss any modules you passed that are related to this role including your disseration. * Be prepared to discuss the reasons why this role interests you, and why you feel you are suited to this role. * Be prepared to discuss qualities you can bring to this role, eg organisational skills.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Mercer

Investment Analyst, Pensions Investments at Mercer

Application Advice: Be yourself but make sure you know about the role you are applying for. Be confident in yourself and in knowing what you want. Know a bit about the industry - not expected to know everything but good to have a little knowledge.

Interview Advice: Assessment centre included a presentation and a competency interview. Also included worked examples of reviewing an email for spelling mistakes and wording. And had to write a short paper on a question given in the morning by the afternoon. Also had a verbal reasoning test. Full on day but actually enjoyable and if you put everything into it you get the full benefit of it. Actual interview was more of a get to know me and whether I'd be suited for the team so did not feel like a proper interview.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Mercer

Actuarial Graduate, Retirement, Risk and Finance at Mercer

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Catlin Insurance

Project Manager, Business Change at Catlin Insurance

Application Advice: Prepare thoroughly and know you stuff for the interview. Always refer to the Catlin values, they are at the core of everything we do.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, ask insightful questions that you have clearly thought about and are not just from the standard list of questions.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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Admiral Group

Graduate Trainee, Admiral Graduates at Admiral Group

Application Advice: Don't rush into finding a new full-time role. The scheme lasts 18 months and will most likely be the most enjoyable and interesting period of your Admiral career. Make the most of it.

Interview Advice: Examples, examples, examples.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant

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