1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
On a day to day basis at Aon, It is a changin environment, as an Actuarial technician your role includes doing calculations as well as supporting other teams this can range from using excel models to problme solving to simple admin stuff. I really enjoy working at aon as it motivates me day on day.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt some modelling skills, time management and meeting deadlines. Also communication effectively. In terms of development my understanding of pensions and how they work has increased a vast amount from starting. Another skill of mine which has developed is accuracy within calculations. This is key for the role at aon.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy it my programme at Aon. Its a fast moving envrionment very different to any other you can think off. Working with different people on different cases each day it never getss dull or boring. The exam structure is also very good and there is a lot of support for studying.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
As mentioned above i fell it is structured really well and i think the support available is amazing within the office and outside. You are given a mentor who will do frequent catch ups with you and ensure you are on top of all things. I really enjoy it and think its structured very well.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
In terms of support it is very good. You get Study days for each exam. Regular manager catch ups it is all really good. Also your mentor is available for additonal support to your employer in case of any struggles. Your collegues at Aon are usually very helpful too due to the ethos implemented at aon.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
Study days, materials and on this programme you are given time in the office to do toawrds your programme: this can be learning, studying, revising or comeplteing log tasks. You also have the opportunity to resit exams so there is also flexibilty in the programme. Aon does support you to develop and acheive your qualification.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
I feel it helps in the sense of understanding what you are doing and understanding the calculations and work youre undertaking. It also makes you motivated to ensure you are doing things correctly. However I feel the first exam of this module is pointless as your a level results should reflect in this.
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.)
At my office there area many extra curricular activites. We have a football night where the office has a kickabout. A social committee for the whole office which arranges things like pancake days and other activites also we have another team which plans social outgoings for each team such as bowling etc.
9a. Would you recommend Aon to a friend?
It is an enjoyable work place where you don't feel like OMG i have work tomorrow. The people you meet are enthusiastic and there are many opportunities to develop and strive in your role. The support is fantastic and will help you as much as you need it, Aon is an amazing place to work.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aon?
Be yourself, be confident and be enthusisatic and passionate for what you want to apply for. Show you have a drive and are teamworking and can fit the Aon characteristics. Be flexible at Aon the clients are very important and they should be on your mind when working to show you will do your best to deliver results.
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