1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Lots of on and off the job learning. Start with basic responsibility to help you get to know systems and understand the work you will be doing. These responsibilities begin to build up as you begin to get an understanding of the workplace and the market. Lots of opportunities to learn and take on new challenges.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
So many skills are learnt and developed during the apprenticeship. You will learn lots of new systems and lots about insurance. You will have the chance to develop skills such as team work or presenting in front of groups. The opportunity for growth is a key factor during this 18 month period
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I very much enjoy my apprenticeship programme as I get lots of opportunities and get to work with lots of different people. The atmosphere at my office is very welcoming and people make you feel part of the team from day one which makes the experience a very enjoyable one
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The Apprenticeship is very well organised/structured as it is clearly set out from day one. You also receive constant guidance from you own apprenticeship coach who helps you ever step through the process with regular catch ups and always being available to contact them when you need any help
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
You receive constant support from your employer as they guide you through the process and at no point pressure you. You also receive constant guidance from you own apprenticeship coach who helps you ever step through the process with regular catch ups and always being available to contact them when you need any help
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
You receive lots of support from you training provider as you get guidance from you own apprenticeship coach who helps you ever step through the process with regular catch ups and always being available to contact them when you need any help. You also have access to many resources such as past papers
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
The training provider helped me perform better as it gave me the resources i needed to complete my exams and receive my qualification. The access to revision websites and past papers were a key reason I was able to complete my exams. They also help keep you on track throughout your journey.
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 are many extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work. There are constant talks being held for people to attend. There many opportunities for young people to meet up both inside and outside of work hours through the 'Next-Generation' group who host a wide range of functions throughout the year
9a. Would you recommend Aon to a friend?
Great company to work for. Makes you feel part of the team from day one. Offer lots of opportunities to work on different things and with different people. It is a great place to grow your career and learn many new skills that are useful both at work and in everyday life
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aon?
Prepare for your interviews. Practice answering standard job interview questions at home. Be relaxed and honest in interviews as employers like to pick people they would be happy to work with rather than just the one who is the best at everything. Be yourself and be polite as being nice is very important.