Towers & Watson Graduate Recruitment

Towers Watson

At Towers Watson our associates help the world’s largest multinational corporations tackle their key people, benefits and risk issues. If you have the talent and the drive, you could too.

Towers Watson is an exciting place to begin your career and whatever your career aspirations, you will get the guidance and the opportunities to make your mark.

What defines us?

Towers Watson’s mission is to contribute to their clients’ success through utilising their unique capabilities and deep expertise. We provide the vision, ideas and answers to positively affect their business results. Towers Watson’s roots may go back more than 130 years to the world’s oldest firm of actuaries, but their vision is firmly fixed on the future. In March 2012, Fortune magazine ranked Towers Watson as number one in its industry and on its list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

What we offer you

Our clients recognise the need for, and actively seek, the best ideas from the brightest minds in the business, giving our consultants challenges and opportunities that are difficult to find anywhere else.

Whether you join us within Actuarial Consulting, Investment Consulting, Talent and Rewards Consulting or Software Engineering you will have immediate exposure to actual client assignments.

Want to find out more?

Come to our ‘Consultancy, Cocktails and Pizza Evening.’

When: Thursday 8th November from 18:00 to 22:00.

Where: The Cow, Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QF

Proctor & Gamble Recruitment

What do the CEOs of Coca Cola, Saatchi and Saatchi, Microsoft and Adidas have in common? They all started their careers at P&G. Are you interested in joining the club?

* 4 billion people across the globe use our product each day. That is 4 billion reasons to apply.

* Hungry for real-world projects? At P&G you have real responsibility from day one.

* Our interns and new hires don’t make coffee, they make an impact. Procter & Gamble have another selection of events lined up next week.

Come talk to us at one of the following:

a) Brand Strategy Seminar – Tuesday 6th November, 14:00-15:00 – Details and sign up via Careers Service Discover how the UK’s no.1 Marketing Employer builds its billion-dollar brands, and how you can use the same techniques. Relevant for students interesting in Commercial roles at P&G, including Brand Management.

b) CV Clinic – 11am-1pm – Wednesday 7th November – Arts Picture House Back by popular demand – an excellent opportunity to meet and discuss careers with an industry professional & learn about what we look for in a first-class CV. Apply for a space to Stephen McMeikan (, attaching your draft CV or a summary of your key achievements, and stating your preferred time.

c) Business Management Fair – Wednesday 7th November, 13:00-17:30 – University Centre Drop by the P&G stand to meet us and learn more about career opportunities in Marketing, Customer Business Development and Finance.

d) Science & Technology Fair – Thursday 8th November, 13:00-17:30 – University Centre P&G will be at the Science & Technology fair. Regardless of whether you are just beginning to consider what we offer, or you want to find out more about working for us – drop in and have a chat with one of us.

* WHAT’S ON OFFER? Apply to any of the following through

1) Commercial Careers Academy 17-18th Dec – Final year students – application deadline 30th November – Job # WE00000607

2) Manufacturing Careers Academy 2-5th Dec – Final year students – application deadline 11th November – Job# MFG00003582

3) P&D PhD Seminar 21-25th April 2013 – Science/Engineering final year PhD students – application deadline 11th November 2012 –

4) Finance & Accounting Day in the Life 18-19th Dec – Final year students – application deadline 30th November 2012 – Job #WE00000611

5) R&D Internships Summer 2013 – Penultimate year students – application deadline 11th November 2012 –

6) Finance & Accounting Winter Internships 2013 – Final year students – application deadline 1st December – Job #FIN00002735

7) Commercial Internships Summer 2013 – Penultimate year students – application deadline March 2013 – opening soon.

* Any questions? Come to one of our events, see or contact one of the functional representatives below to arrange a individual meeting:

o Marketing – Sara McCraight –

o Customer Business Development – Sarah DaCosta –

o Finance – David Swainston –

o Product Supply – Elizabeth Pearson –

o Research and Development – Michael Groombridge –


Four billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. We have one of the largest and strongest portfolios of trusted quality brands, including Ariel, Always, Braun, Crest, Duracell, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Hugo Boss, Iams, Lenor, Max Factor, Olay, Oral-B, Pampers and Pantene! We value people and so attract and recruit the finest people in the world – we have 140,000 people working in 80 countries worldwide making sure P&G brands live up to their promise to make everyday life a little better. We put an emphasis on personal leadership & career development, with real jobs from Day One: as a New Hire, you could be managing a multi-million pound budget or leading a business worth up to £100m. Come to our Introduction Presentation to meet former Cambridge students who now work in P&G across a range of functions.

30th October 2012

Hi all :)

So it’s been a while since my last update… Here’s what I’ve been up to! If there’s anything you want to see accomplished in College by the JCR Committee on your behalf, drop me an email on fo236 and let me know.

We had a JCR Open Meeting on the 16th and we have another one of those coming up in the next few weeks, when we’ll be talking about JCR Elections, the charity the JCR supports with its events and some other important issues. Keep your eye out for a date!

Jon and I both attended an Environmental Committee meeting on the 17th – we’ve made some great progress particularly on the College’s recycling policies and we’re currently getting sorted for Green Day. We’ll be focusing on the environment across the College and working to raise awareness about using energy sensibly and so on.

I’ve also had meetings with the Senior Tutor and Domestic Bursar on the 17th and 19th, making sure that things continue to run smoothly as always! We have a couple of exciting announcements coming up from these meetings, which I’ll release as soon as I can…

As usual I’ve been going to CUSU Council and Presidents & External meetings. We’ve renewed all but one of the motions which were lapsing policy – this means they had been CUSU policy for 3 years and needed to be reviewed. You can email CUSU or check out their website if you’d like any more info on these policies. 4

Last week I had a Senior and Junior Members committee meeting on the 25th, which is a forum for the JCR and SBR to speak with the Master and other Fellows in particular about academic issues for students in College. I also met with the panel of Tutors, to discuss one of those exciting things I’ll be announcing soon…! :)  There was also a Publications and Public Relations Committee meeting on the 24th.


Coming up this week I’ve also got a Health & Safety Committee meeting, a meeting with the Development Office about some refurbishment work happening in College, a College Council meeting with the College’s most senior Fellows, and a meeting with the Domestic Bursar.

Do let me know if you’ve got any questions, concerns, worries, feedback or anything else you think the JCR could do with hearing! :)


Flick x

Nepal Teaching Experience

Volunteer to teach in Nepal with Cambridge Volunteers in Nepal – Applications in NOW

How would you like to spend your summer living, teaching, traveling and just generally experiencing Nepal?

Apply now on our website, Applications MUST be in by THIS SATURDAY at midnight!

Every year Cambridge Volunteers in Nepal sends 16 volunteers, split between two schools and time slots to two schools, one in Kathmandu the other in rural countryside, run by the charitable, incredibly progressive foundation Hindu Vidya Peeth. This is a country desperately in need of help with their education systems, and incredibly thankful for any assistance it receives

Living with the kids, teaching and playing with them every day, travelling through the beautiful, sometimes mystifying, always fascinating country or just chatting with some of the friendliest people on earth is an incredible experience and we welcome any and everyone to apply.

Applications are in for this Saturday, you can apply online on our website where you can also find loads of information about the scheme. Then hopefully in the next few weeks we’ll be calling you for interview, just 10-15 minutes to find out why you want to go to Nepal and what kind of teacher you might be. Don’t worry, we don’t judge on experience, but mainly on enthusiasm for the project, the kids and the country.

Referee Training Course

We have now finalised all the arrangements for the Referee Course this term. As you all well know, we’re always looking for new referees to join the ranks, and continue to provide high-quality officials for as many fixtures as possible. But, to do this, we need to recruit and get new people trained!

You can book at the following link:

Bearing in mind, you’ll be in profit with an FA qualification to boot by the end of the course, it can only be positive. Very good for your CV and for finance in future!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me; I should be delighted to speak with you.

Kind regards,



University Referee Coordinator

CUAFL Referees’ and Disciplinary Secretary

Barclays Internship & Graduate Programme


DATE: Thursday 8 November 2012
TIME: 18:30

LOCATION: Howard Building, Downing College
REGISTER: 0800 093 2514

Unusually deep and trusting relationships. Remarkably complex solutions for equally remarkable clients. An incomparable level of involvement and personal investment in your work. For so many reasons, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management offers a banking career that is genuinely out of the ordinary.

The key to our success is building relationships based on trust and understanding. To develop these relationships requires particular qualities and abilities, and we invest in people who have them. That’s why we developed our graduate programme – to nurture the next generation of private bankers.

An unparalleled amount of real client exposure. Support to study towards the CFA qualification. Gaining valuable hands-on skills doing fascinating work right from the start. And three rotations across our global business.

For all of these reasons and more, this programme offers graduates the best possible introduction to life as a Private Banker with Barclays.

As a global business, we offer graduate opportunities across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Wherever you join us, you’ll need to have a passion for wealth management and be ready to take the first step into this challenging, exciting and uniquely fulfilling career.

We welcome applications from students and graduates from all degree disciplines, and from international students. To apply, you’ll need a minimum of 300 UCAS points* (or equivalent) and be on track for, or have obtained, a 2:1 in your first degree.

* UCAS tariff achieved from top three A-Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies, completed in the same academic year.

Are you ready for a banking career that is genuinely out of the ordinary? Come and meet us to hear more about it. To register your attendance for the presentation, please call 0800 093 2514.


Visit our website and find out more,

Cambridge Wordfest Winter Festival

The Cambridge Wordfest Winter Festival is back on 23/24/25 November and bigger than ever with a vibrant and varied programme of literary treats.

We have student discounts on all tickets, and extra special student discounts on the following events:


**The Cambridge Phenomenon, 6.30pm Friday 23rd (**

‘The Cambridge Phenomenon’ describes the incredible explosion of technology, life sciences and service companies that has occurred in the city since 1960. There are now around 1,000 technology and biotechnology companies in the cluster, making Cambridge home to one of the world’s most enterprising networks of people and companies – come along to celebrate this technological phenomenon and to hear some of the key players tell you how it’s done.

Special student discount with this code: WWFCP


**Gavin Esler, 4pm Saturday 24th (**

Award winning television and radio broadcaster, novelist and journalist, and presenter of Newsnight, Gavin Esler has spent more time than most with the world’s most powerful people.  In Lessons from the Top, Esler explains how creating a leadership story can promote success at all levels, whether running for the United States presidency, or applying for a place at university

Special student discount with this code: WWFGE


**Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions, 1pm Sunday 25th (**

A must-see for law students and current affairs aficionados. In his role as Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer is faced with some of the most difficult decisions in the country. This month alone, his name has appeared in stories about Jimmy Savile, computer hacker Gary McKinnon’s battle against extradition, the challenge of policing social media, and the inquiry into the Hillsborough disaster. Here’s your chance to put your questions to this leading public figure.

Special student discount with this code: WWFKS


Cambridge Wordfest

23/24/25 November

For full listings:

Box Office:; 01223 300085

Chapel News

Fri 2nd Nov, Week 5 Pudding Party, 7.15pm, JCR Suffering from the Week 5 Blues? Come along to the JCR at 7.15pm on Friday 2nd November for some free cake and friendly faces provided by the John’s Chapel community.

Fri 9th Nov, Bring a Friend to Evensong, 6.30pm, Chapel If you’ve been meaning to go to Evensong for ages and never made it, or have been too scared to go by yourself, or just want to find out what it is, this is your opportunity. The John’s Chapel community is arranging to go to Evensong in a large group on Friday 9th November. The choir will be singing Allegri’s beautiful ‘Miserere Mei Deus’.

Cambridge STAR Film Screening

Cambridge STAR: FREE film screening with FREE POPCORN
Come along to a free film screening this Sunday put on by Cambridge STAR (Student Action for Refugees).
The film is In This World by Michael Winterbottom (2002) and is a docudrama which follows two young Afghan refugees as they leave a refugee camp in Pakistan for a better life in London. It won a prize at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival.
As well as watching a thought-provoking film, you’ll have a chance to meet like-minded people and to enjoy FREE POPCORN AND DRINKS.
You can also find out more about STAR and how you can get involved.
The film is this Sunday, 28th October, at 7.30, and is in King’s College in the Chetwynd room (next to the bar;  we’ll put signs up to show you the way).
Anyone and everyone is welcome. See you there!

Urban Greening Survey

Hi everyone,

I'm writing a dissertation on the potential for urban greening projects to
become city-wide norms rather than simply novelty projects. If you've got a
couple of spare minutes (literally no more time will be needed) could you
please complete my very brief questionnaire about your thoughts on some
basic urban greening issues. There's no need for any prior knowledge to
answering, and it will be seriously useful for my work. Just click on the
link below to answer:

Thanks a lot,

Mike Aizlewood