1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
On a day to day basis my role involves assisting more senior members of the consulting team.
My role includes, but is not limited to: liaising with both internal and external parties, managing the preparation of monthly billing and presenting discretionary cases for referral to the trustees of the scheme, I enjoy a large amount of freedom in my role and get the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of work.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
During my time at Aon I have not only developed my current skill set massively, I have learnt a large amount of new skills.
The key skills that I have developed are time management, digital skills and have boosted my confidence largely whilst doing my day to day job.
There is a wide range of opportunities to learn new skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy my program massively, the freedom that it gives me to learn and develop my skills whilst earning a salary is really great and the support offered by colleagues as well as the training provider is really encouraging and I can see myself continuing my career at Aon for a long time.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is really well structured, from the induction process, a two week residential stay, to the initial training and support that is given by colleagues.
There is a large amount of support provided in respect of studying including study days as well as supported sessions.
Overall structure of the programme is good and well organised.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a large amount of support from the team at Aon, my manager supports me fully both in my day to day role and with my study.
The first few months of a new job can be daunting however the support provided by 'buddy' when I first joined allowed me to settle into my roll comfortably.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
My training provider provides a large amount of support towards my qualifications, including arranging training sessions and offering support in the form of monthly meetings, in addition to this my training provider is always on hand to provide support if I have a question at any time of the month.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
I have found that my qualification allows me to perform better in my roll by giving me a background to my work which helps me understand the processes that I perform more and allows me to develop my skills at a much faster pace.
The qualification directly links to the work that I am undertaking in my roll and it can be easily noticed.
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 is a number of extra-curricular activities at work including a wide range of social events across the year. Social events are a large part of the culture at Aon and aim to include everyone in the office regardless of different tastes etc.
There is always the chance to get involved in something new.
9a. Would you recommend Aon to a friend?
Aon has allowed me to build my confidence and develop my skills in addition to learning a large amount of new skills, I would recommend the apprenticeship to anyone who is looking for a challenge and wants to stretch themselves to achieving the most that they can and really pushing themselves both in and outside of work.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aon?
I would advice anyone thinking of applying at Aon to ensure that they explore all the routes available and ensure that they choose the route that they are passionate about.
I would also advise that when applying the most important thing is to be yourself and ensure that you are prepared for the interview day.
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