1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
my job title is insurance broker apprentice . my day consists of supporting brokers with documentation work and advice, sending emails internally to colleagues and externally to clients and learning something new everyday!
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
i have had the opportunity to take on some of my owwn contracts along with the support of a great team allowing me to develop my skills in client interaction - a key thing to conquer in this industry.
i am currently studying towards my FCII exam which includes participating in workshops along with other apprentices.
working in an office environement has made me more confident.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
i am really enjoying this apprenticeship programme. this work i do is challenging but allows me to expand my knowledge everyday. i have avery helpful team and an amazing buddie who is always there to go to if i need her. luckily, the office life and people in it exceeded my expectations.
4. How valued do you feel by Aon?
Aon made me feel very welcomed from the very beginning. the work and effort you put in will never go unnoticed. clients and overseas colleagues appreciate the work i do. i am getting involved in more and more projects as my time at Aon continues.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
the programme is extremely well organised. this year, the induction included going to buckinghamshire for 2 weeks (coming home at the weekend). during this period we had various different companies teach us different skills. for example, how to deal with different types of people you will meet in the office and how to manage your time. delegation is a key thing in my team which is great for keeping busy and learning new things. everyone is also allocated a budddie who teaches you the initial steps to the role and is always there if you need them.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
we are provided workshops from the skills company who are very supportive. having missed one of the workshops due to illness, the tutor was there to help afterwards with any question i had or any further notes i needed. everyone in mt team is willing to help me.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
i have regular informal chats with my manager where we dicuss what ive been good at, what i need to do more of or improve in and what i will be doing in the future.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
my salary is very good for an apprentice programme. i am able to pay my travel, food and car payments and still have money left over every month to enjoy myself.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
there are loads of opportunites outside of work. there are event i attend where i network with very interesting and enthusiatic people. i am located in the London office in Leadenhall Street allowing me to enjoy the very exciting nightlife after work.
9a. Would you recommend Aon to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Aon is a great compnay to be employed with. they are very supportive and want you to succeed in order for you stay with them into the future. they alsoprovide great benfits such as travel loans (interest free), private healthcare at a discount, dicounted gym memeberships and vouchers for many hgih street stores.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aon? *
Apply as soon as possible. last year the process was applying online answering a few questions about yourself. then participating in a group actavity day and lastly being interviewed by three different teams in one day. i was informed of the process of the interviews which helped me to prepare accordingly.
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