1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
On a day to day basis I help run client teams, draft reports, and liase with third parties to make sure all projects are running on time. The longer I am here, the more my role is developing.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt and developed many skills on my apprenticeship. Coming into an industry where I had no background knowledge you would hope I had learnt something! The skills I have developed include people skills within internal and external client teams, and interacting with a wide range of people. One of the new skills I have learnt includes the use of excel and the use of complex calculations. Before I only knew the basics of excel but this job has pushed me to the more complex side of it all!
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy my programme. While you are learning your trade in the industry you are given a wide range of work to do. I really like the fact that the first two years of your career is such a steep learning curve. It is something hard to get to grips with at the beginning, but once you get used to it, you realise how beneficial it is to you and your career.
4. How valued do you feel by Aon?
I feel very valued by Aon. My colleagues view me as an important member of the team (whether it be client or interal) and treat me as an equal. I get given complex tasks and huge responsibility. This is why I feel valued in my job role.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My programme could be a bit better organised, however I feel this is down to my office location rather than anything else. It has a clear structure, with a time table of what you are doing and when. My career path is clearly set out for me as well.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I recieve a lot of support from the learning provider when we have arranged a call/visit, but would perhaps like more. I do feel there is a disconnect from learning provider and the employer.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I recived huge amounts of support from Aon. They offer you all the lifestyle benefits you could want, and the opportunity to progress in your job role.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary just about reaches my costs (I do spend a lot!). Everyone would like more, but at the moment I am more than happy. I would not be able to move out on this salary though.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are different socials, and sporting activities that I am able to get involved in.
9. Would you recommend Aon to a friend?
The reason I would recommend Aon to a friend is because it is a great way to kick start your career in a competitive industry.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aon?
Learn excel! Many tasks require excel knowledge and I didn't really have that. It would have really benefited my progress if I had the prior knowledge.
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