1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role within Aon lies within the Real estate team. I work on two accounts, one of which is global and the other is UK only. My job itself is that of a trainee client service advisor, meaning i will deal with the accounts day-to-day. This includes such things as producing documentation when the client buys or sells a property and collating and sending out engineering reports which require attention.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
As part of the apprenticeship we are required to sit insurance exams, one of which i have passed. This learning has coinsided with my day-to-day job and has given me a general overview of insurance.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The program is very fun, there are a lot of opportunies. As an apprentice there are a lot of events available for you to attend, also specific team events.
4. How valued do you feel by Aon?
The apprenticeship scheme itself in Aon is extremely valued because it means the development of young talent. This makes every individual apprentice a valued asset to the company.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme began with a 2 week induction at a training facility in which we met other apprentices and learned the values and culture of Aon. We also gained an overview of what we would be doing within the company. After starting we had Training days every 3-4 weeks in which we learnt the first module.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
As previously mentioned the classroom style training sessions are very helpful, these are something i felt every apprentice was comfortable with also because we all came from colleges and sixth forms. Our training provider is also always available by email.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
There is an extraordinary amount of support available within Aon. There as so many different ways you can express an issue, whether this be calling the helpline or simply talking to your line manager. My manager and i have regular one to ones to check that my progress is good and that im not overloaded.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Working in London the cost of travel and also food is expensive but the salary package is enough to allow for this. Also if you manage your money well you can get new work clothes when you need them.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Aon has various sporting teams which you can enquire about joining such as football and rugby. The company always hosts a lot of events too, these include fund raisers and socials.
9. Would you recommend Aon to a friend?
Aon is a global broker with a lot of opportunities, it is a well known name within the market and there is a great company ethos. It is a great place to start your career.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aon?
Take time with the application process as this is essentially what you are being invited in from. Attempt to remain calm and be fully engaged on assesment days. Dont rush the interview questions, often it can seem like a Q&A but essentially they want to get to know what kind of person you are.
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