1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
In my role as an automation technician my main job on a daily basis is to read and check slips making sure everythings in order and makes sense, then I have to process it on the system called Brokasure. Then once everything has been processed I create an invoice for the client.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Before I joined AON I was already computer literate but I've learned hundreds of new systems at Aon so my IT skills have improved massively. My maths was my weak point and from working with taxes and currencies day-to-day this has really helped me improve with my maths skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy the programme as I think it's very clearly structured and I always know what I'm doing & what the future has to offer. We are given plenty of time to complete apprenticeship work aswell as our work at Aon. I would definitley recomend the programme to friends.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
As I said in my last answer, the programme is very clear and I always know what's around the corner, simple but it works! We're given set weekly hours for time to complete apprenticeship work aswell so it's not like it gets messy / or out of our hands.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Aon are very supportive, I am placed in the Automation team which is full of kind friendly people who are always willing to help out if I need it. I think it's the same evreywhere in the office too so it's a lovely place to come and work.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
My training provider has always been very supportive and on their monthly visits to the office they always ask if I have anything I wanna go through or if I need help with anything in paticular. They will then go through his expectations of me and ask if I have any expectations of them.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
If I'm being honest the qualification doesn't personally help me perform better in my role as my role isn't a customer facing role so it's tricky to say it benefits me much, however getting the qualification is still important to me for future references to other potential employers.
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.)
We often have proffesional networking events but they're usually up in London rather than Chelmsford where I'm based. We also obviously have a christmas party on a yearly basis so I always try and go to that, there isn't many social activities unfortunatley though especially within my department.
9a. Would you recommend Aon to a friend?
It's a great company to work for and the posibilities are endless, you can move around the company so easily f you impress & the money is very good and competitive. The office is a very friendly up-beat environment and everyone encourages each other to do well, aswell as that people are always willing to help each other out.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aon?
Make sure you have some form of Insurance knowledge as I didn't when I joined and I did find it a bit overwhelming to start with but I soon started to understand things and the staff at Aon were very patient with me and helpful. I would also say make sure you stick at it to get the most out of it.
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