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 sit within the Broking team. I interact with Insurers I attend Internal Discovery Meetings (takes place 5 months before clients renewal) and complete the Interal Discovery Document after the meeting. I send Broking Presentations out to the market and ensure I have terms by the deadline date. I manage my emails and action anything that needs completed or move them into the appropriate folder. I communicate with the Client Service Advisor Team to ensure we are working in the best interests of the client. I will be moving to the Client Service Advisor team at the end of June.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have developed my communcation skills, written and verbal. Improved my time management and organisational skills. My confidence has grown and understand the basics of Insurance and recently passed my first Insurance exam the IF1 Exam.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I highly enjoy the apprentieship programme. I sit within a helpful team and the staff in Aon are friendly and approachable. I feel the overall working environment is relaxed. The programnme has met my expectations so far and think it has been such a great opportunity for me.
4. How valued do you feel by Aon?
I feel very valued within Aon. My manager continues to show appreciation for my efforts and always involves me in new opportunities and tasks. I feel the appreceship programme is taken very seriously within the company.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I think the programme has a clear organised stucture. For my induction I spent two weeks In Buckinghamshire in a conference centre called Lane End. This was great as I was able to build stong relationships with the other apprentices and learned loads. We are always given support from the staff in Aon including my manager, my team and the team in charge of the apprentices and support from the external company involved in taking us through the Insurance exams. We have a clear exam structure and spend a day roughly each month to train for the exam we are working towards.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
We recieve good support from the training provider. Always given appropriate material to use when studying towards our exam. we spend a day each month in London to study towards the exam we are working towards, this is very beneficial.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I recieve high support from my employer. My manager is very encouraging and helpful on a day to day basis. I can speak to my manager if I have any problems and I am confident that they will be resolved straight away. My manager and team support me when I am study towards exams and offer any advice and help they can share.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
At the moment my salary meets my living, travel and socail costs.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
I am involved in the Young Professionals within Insurance. This involves me attending events outside of work, at these events I have the opportunity to meet others in the Insurance industry from different companys. I also attend seminars set up by the IASG on various subjects.
9. Would you recommend Aon to a friend?
I would recommend Aon and the apprenticeship programme to family and friends. I think Aon is a great company to work for, with many opportunities available. I think the apprenticeship programme has been a great alternative to university as I am working whilst gaining qualifications. They treat their staff with respect and support their staff with problems inside and outside of work.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aon?
My advice would be - Take your time when you are filling out the application form and prepare for the interview.
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