1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am an apprentice account manager at aon. My days vary widely from day to day, it could range from things such as emailing clients to visiting Lloyds. I take on many different parts of the placing process and help on various accounts working towards managing my own
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt a lot about the insurance sector which i previously knew very little about. This is through my day to day activities and preperation for the CII exam days that Aon organise by bringing in an external trainer.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I've really enjoyed working with Aon, the people are all friendly and eaeger to help you and they want to develop your learning and make you the best that you can be and set you up well for the future.
4. How valued do you feel by Aon?
I feel very valued. Everyone takes an interest in you and what you're doing and always make you feel appreciated when you do any work for them. Really makes you feel a valued memeber of the team.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is very well structured, you start at a 2 week training course and this helps you learn about insurance and help you meet the others on your intake. you also have regular training sessions to help you to get through the CII qualification
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
There is always support available from the external company that come in and help teach you the course along with your team as they have all also completed the qualificaation.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
There are regulare meetings with your manager regarding your progress offering help to ensure you become the best you can. They also assign you a mentor who you can go to for any advice and help with anything your struggling be it work or exam preperation.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
it is a very competitve salary and enables me to keep up a very busy social life and pay all the costs I have, you can sometimes be paid more depending on the office you work in so they take travel etc into account.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Theres a lot of team events available for socialising along with events hosted by lloyds. At Aon we also have an initiative where once a year we take a day and go and do things for various charities. They also provide things such as discounted gym memberships.
9. Would you recommend Aon to a friend?
Aon are a great company to work for, give you responsibility right from the get go and really make you feel involved in the company. They are keen to help me develop and therefore it is a really beneficial scheme.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aon?
My advice would be to ensure you do preperation for each stage of the application. It is a great scheme and try to make sure you can get yourself across so that you stand out from all the competition.
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