jessica melville

jessica melville
MEET Andrew Flewitt

HR Partner

Team HR Business Partners

Segment Corporate

Location Ipswich, United Kingdom

Year hired 2012 – 2015, 2016 – present

University University Campus Suffolk, PgD, Human Resources Management (level 7)

Personal interests

I love socialising, catching a concert or a show at the theatre and, recently, have taken up running to try and balance my love of food with my general health and wellbeing!

Can you describe your career progression within Willis Towers Watson?

I left Willis in 2015 and returned to Willis Towers Watson in 2016 – evidence that this is a great place to work. In December 2016, I was hired back into my role as an HR Partner supporting the Operations and Technology function. In September 2018, I moved to HR Partner, Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB), so I could get experience in supporting the CRB business from an HR perspective, as my experience prior to this had been on a corporate level. In this role, I support claims operations for Accounting and Settlement, Property & Casualty, and Transportation.

Can you tell us about the day-to-day responsibilities of your job?

My focus is to support the business and key stakeholders by providing HR support and guidance on all colleague-related matters and initiatives, which ultimately supports the delivery of our global HR strategy. This includes contributing to HR project work and initiatives, and supporting the business with employee relation issues, annual performance and compensation cycles, and talent management and succession planning.

What are the key challenges of your role? How have you overcome them?

When I first joined the company, it took me a while to understand how the organisation was structured in terms of geographies, segments and functions, but my colleagues were on hand to support me with any questions that I had.

What is your proudest achievement since joining Willis Towers Watson?

Being selected to contribute to our 2018 Pride video and seeing our organisation celebrate Pride and the LGBT+ community. It really means the world to work for an organisation where everyone is valued for their contributions and is celebrated for bringing their whole self to work.

How would you describe the culture at Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson is inclusive, diverse, client-focused and an environment where our people are celebrated and encouraged to grow.

What do you like best about working at Willis Towers Watson?

Our culture and values make Willis Towers Watson a great place to work, and this is evident in the Ipswich office. We are a great community here; this is reflected in many people holding long-tenured service. I like being able to support my stakeholders and work with them to achieve our common goals. There is always an opportunity to stretch my skills and gain experience by getting involved in varied projects. No day is ever the same, which makes coming to work exciting for me.

Was there anything that surprised you about your role or the company?

I was surprised by how committed Willis Towers Watson is to promoting an inclusive and engaging environment for our colleagues to work in. Our people matter and are celebrated, which contributes to Willis Towers Watson being a great place to work.

What is your hope for your career in the future?

This is an organisation where growth is possible for those who want it, so it’s very exciting to know that when the time is right, there will be plenty of opportunities to explore.

Based on your experience, what advice would you give someone considering employment with Willis Towers Watson?

If you want to work at an organisation that values its people and supports career development and growth, this is the place for you. Our business areas are very diverse so there is real opportunity to carve out a career for the long term at Willis Towers Watson.