1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
•Supporting the delivery of a range of client schemes including an aspect of project management •Assisting the running of retirement services •Attending and planning lots of face-to-face client meetings and conference calls • Delivering client satisfaction, retention and profitability being a key part of the role •Carrying out administrative tasks contributing to the retirement and investment consulting processes
Every day offers different opportunities to network with new people. I am always learning and Aon offers great support every step of the way.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt so much from my role and it has grown my confidence and knowledge massivley. As this was my first full time office job since A-Levels I had no skills with dealing with big clients and Aon has changed that. My role has taught me a lot about team working, organsiation, and growing my professional attitude towards managment of studying for my exam and being effective in my role at Aon.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy every day of my programme, my job is always giving me new and exciting opportunities and am always faced with new challenges every day which I enjoy. There is so much support and encouragment from everyone. You are given a lot of help and support whilst you are completing your exams and given a tutor to help support you through your exams.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My programme is very well structured; you are given half a day a week to dedicate to studing for exams, whilst having regular one to one meetings with your tutor for support. You have a structured rotation which means you rotate every three months into different departments within the business, allowing you to get a broad understanding of each part of the business.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
You recieve a reasonable amount of support from Aon, you recieve support with your day to day role as well as through your exams. You get given a tutor and a buddy which allows you to have a range of support from more than one individual. You also have regular meetings with your line manager as well as your team manager which offers regular support.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
I receive a considerable amount of support from my training provider. I have regular meetings, as well as regular calls and emails to ask any questions or get any extra support needed. My training provider also runs workshops which are very helpful as they enable you to review the book with multiple people not just your tutor.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
I am excited to complete my qualifications as I believe that it will make me more knowledgeable about the regulations and ethics surrounding my job. My qualification will enable me to progress to the roles to which I aspire, as well as providing me with the knowledge and tools to excel within those roles.
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.)
Aon offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities to get involved in. These are always open to everyone within Aon and offer excellent oppotunities to meet and network with people you may otherwise not have the opportunity to do so. Espeically as an apprentice being new to the business you are encouraged to participate and go to these events as it is a good chance to gain some exposure within the business.
9a. Would you recommend Aon to a friend?
I didn't think I would have enjoyed a full time job as much as I do my job at Aon, this is because of the amount of support, flexibility and range of opportunities given to you are endless. As well as making giving me a valuable skill set they have given me so much confidence within the work place.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aon?
Aon value individuality and diversity, so my advice would be to just be yourself. I would say that you have to be willing to work hard and put in extra work at times as you have to study for your exams whilst still carrying out a ful time job, so good time managment and perseverance is key.
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