Consulting Apprentice at Aon

Start Date:
2017
Location:
Central London & City
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
Salary:
£18,000 annually
Review Date:
March 2018

Review Score

8.1 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

8/10

As a consultant apprentice I help prepare packs by creating matters arising and other papers. I also handle fees and billing. I interact with people on differing levels from other apprentices to consultants and client managers. I am responcible for worklogs and billing for multiple clients as well as being a memner of the APO team.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

9/10

I have learned how the workplace functions and how various papers like minutes, matters arising are made which also relate to outside of just my career. I have also developed my time management skills and confidence when addressing tight deadlines and interactions with more senior collages. I have also learned a great deal about pensions and the industry.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I highly enjoy the programme as It is very supportive and interesting. It allows me to develop my skills and my specialist knowledge. It is very interesting and there are lots of opportunities for various paths that are suited to different ways people work. I feel like there is a lot of variety.

4. How valued do you feel by Aon?

8/10

Very, very valued. There's so much support and benefits that I feel very supportive compared to working in many other companies. I feel that Aon really cares about their employees and tries to do its best for them. I think that I am fortunate working for Aon and look forward for a long career.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

Very well structured but I feel like studying could have a more laid out schedule that is easily available and the apprenticeship structure is available for upcoming apprentices. I feel like the schedule of when Aon wants the assignments done should have been available from our first week and study materials provided much sooner.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

8/10

I think I get lots of support from my trainer but perhaps some more training WebEx's would be appreciated. My trainer is very knowledgeable and an expert in the field which is great as he is a great resource for case studies. He is also very approachable and good at communicating.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

8/10

A lot of support from the company and my manager. Aon has lots of benefits and support for employees from physical to mental health. They also provide for peoples work schedules and other issues/ aspects. My manager is very helpful and supportive of my career and my studying so I believe I have lots of support.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

8/10

My salary meets most of my costs but due to travelling A large amount goes towards train fair. An extra contribution or some kind of discount would be appreciated as travel fair is getting more expensive and despite using the cheapest method of travel it still amounts to quite a lot. Perhaps if someone has to travel more than a few districts should have some sort of compensation.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

I think there are lots of opportunities for socialising outside of work. There's lots of events and activities to do and all of the people are friendly and open to having fun and socialising. Overall I think there is a nice variety of out of work activities and things to get involved in.

9. Would you recommend Aon to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

It's very supportive and helpful and has great benefits. I think that the Aon apprenticeship programme is a great choice for those who can't afford uni or who learn in a more hands on way. I think that in regards to their services, Aon is very knowledgeable and a true expert in its field.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aon?

Effective communication is a big part of working in any office and managing study and work can be difficult at times but its very worth it. If you learn in a more practical way and uni isn’t for you then an apprenticeship at Aon is a very great opportunity for almost anyone.

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