1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I have no job title, which was great during the scheme as you are given the freedom to explore different roles within the team you are employed to. My daily task started with assisting brokers with their slip production, submissions and placing the risk.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
CertCII Numerous internal courses to remain compliant with regulations
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I have enjoyed the 18 months I had on the programme as part of my original apprenticeship group officially we are no longer on the scheme. The culture of Aon is a great one, a place that genuinely wants to develop its own.
4. How valued do you feel by Aon?
I have been suitably appraised during my time at Aon, although other than receiving an Aon Star, rewards are limited
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The organisation of the programme could be improved a lot, the scheme in principal is a great idea with regular monthly study days with a tutor which during the first year is clearly planned. However as the first part of the scheme is complete, there seemed to be a distinct lack of planning for afterwards. As workloads increased, we were not involved in arranging times that would suit all of us. In terms of mentoring there can be no complaints teams are thoroughly supportive of developing the apprentices that are in their team.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
The support from the training provider Skills Solution is very good with full resources available to aid studying
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
The support I've been provided by my team is brilliant, they are fully behind my development
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary is adequate to meet my needs, although this is probably down to the way I live. I do not think you would be able to live on your own and commute to London on the salary, so it is good providing you're still living at home.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
With a location in the City of London it is hard to find a better place for both company events and socializing. Those worried about not living a uni life should not when working in the city. Where you have the money to visit friends at university but also have the opportunity to socialise in the capital with colleagues.
9. Would you recommend Aon to a friend?
It is a great company to work for, although this doesn't mean I'd recommend the Apprentice Scheme. As I would more likely to recommend they continue through University before looking for a graduate role or normal position.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aon?
I would like to have been given a greater idea of what was happening after the scheme had come to end, as with the first intake it was very much see how it goes and hopefully it works. Also as I said above I;d be inclined to still go to university and then seek employment at Aon after Other than the general research on Aon, just be yourself!
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