1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am working within different teams within the employee benefits sector of the business and I will be learning each job and training within them to then move on to an associate or consulting role. I am in each team for 3 months and will learn the admin work before starting the consulting.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learned many new skills since starting and improved skills in communication massively. Since the job is client facing I have improved my social and communication skills to fit the professional standard set by Aon. I have also picked up many new little skills when using the systems in my jobs.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The programme is enjoyable and has aready given me many opportunities. I look forward to working further through the apprenticeship and enhancing my skills more. The programme has offered the opportunity to take professional exams which will help in my career which is very beneficial and will come in useful.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The apprenticeship programme is very well structured an involves many meetings and communication between all apprentices aboout the business. There are regular updates for all apprentices and progress and goals are tracked to ensure we are meeting expectations. Workshops are set up for the different exams which are very useful.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I regularly recieve support from my colleagues and always have somebody to help with any issues I have which is very useful as it means I can always find other ways to complete jobs. I am also offered a good amount of support for my exams from my manager and trainer.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
My training provider has offers support for my exams through face to face meetings, online calls and workshops with other apprentices doing the exam. We are also provided with different questions only held by the trainers which makes them good to practise exams with as the questions are new to us.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
My qualifications for CF1 and LP2 will benefit me as it gives a a very good understanding of financial services and rules and regulations of the industry. I am already finding the revision beneficial as it is helping me understand things easier through my different rotations within Aon employee benefits.
8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
There are many extra curricualr acitivities however I do not get involved in them. I am part of a charity scheme run by Aon called community champions which host charity events such as cake sales and clothing drives and send any earnings or donation to the assigned charities we chose.
9a. Would you recommend Aon to a friend?
Aon is a great place to start your career as it offers many unique opportunities to people and can help jump start a career within the industry. The apprenticeship programme is very good as it allows me to gain experience on the job as well as work and gain new skills.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aon?
My advice would be keep an open mind when applying as there are many benefits and perks of working at Aon and there are lots of opportunities to take which help you develop and establish a profitable career in the industry. Working at Aon is not just a standard office job.
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