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Aon graduate scheme and internship details


Aon graduate scheme and internship details

Aon is by several measures the world's leading insurance and reinsurance broker. That's in addition to the consultancy and risk management services it offers to its clients around the world. 

It's an impressive business with an impressive HQ - the 'Cheesegrater' building in the heart of London's financial district. 

Aon is one of the largest recruiters of interns and graduates in the profession, so it's only fair that we let them describe their offer in their own words:

Internship/Placements
 
We offer both Summer Internships that last for nine weeks and one year Industrial Placements. These opportunities are available across a range of different business areas and are designed to give you an insight into our sector, an understanding of our culture and an invaluable opportunity to help us forge lasting legacies with worthy causes through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.  
 
During your placement, you will be contributing to our business and taking on real responsibility alongside our current Graduates while being rewarded with a competitive salary and a range of company benefits. You will be supported by a buddy, a mentor and will receive comprehensive training, starting with a three-day induction, to give you the necessary technical knowledge and business skills.
 
In line with our CSR policies, we’ll also challenge you to make a difference. You’ll be involved in group charity projects which help local communities, allowing you to demonstrate your ability to work with clients, as well as develop teamworking and communication skills. 
 
Although our placement programmes do not guarantee a place on our Graduate Programme, our Interns and Industrial Placement students are automatically considered for a place on the Aon Graduate Programme based on their drive and performance, with no further assessment required. You will receive a formal review on your performance at the end of your placement, and a significant proportion of our candidates have gone on to embark on a successful career with Aon.
 
Internships and Industrial Placement opportunities are open to students at any stage of their university studies who are predicted to gain at least a 2:1 or equivalent and can show commercial awareness, ambition and enthusiasm. Please visit www.aonearlycareers.co.uk for information on different career paths available to you and stream specific information.
 
Graduate programme
 
Our philosophy is to employ people with the right skills and attitude to help our clients – giving them the support they need to develop and enabling them to find opportunities that play to their strengths. As you build a successful career with us, you'll be moulded for a client-facing role, become a technical specialist in your individual area, and advise our clients on our market-leading products.
 
Our Launch Development Programme supports your role and the objectives of the stream you join. It will give you fantastic opportunities to grow your business knowledge, professional skills and relationships, enabling you to advance your development.
 
Business knowledge:
In order to distinguish ourselves from the market, our consultants need to be at the top of their game; clients rely on our expertise. The Graduate Programme will give you broad-based business acumen, as well as comprehensive knowledge of all our business solutions including:
 
  • Industry qualifications - to help you develop technical expertise and add real value to our clients
  • Knowledge sessions - we have a wealth of experienced individuals who will spend time with you explaining the make-up and technical capabilities of our business
  • Hands-on learning - we will equip you with the fundamental compliance and regulatory knowledge to ensure our clients receive exemplary advice and service
 
Professional skills:
Putting the knowledge you gain into practice will require skill. The professional skills development we provide is focused, commercial and experiential. It will include:
 
  • The skills to present effectively, engagingly and professionally to internal and external audiences
  • The development of advanced communication skills, which lie at the heart of everything we do
  • The development of project management skills – you will be involved in running and managing projects that will actively add value to Aon
  • The building of effective team-working skills through practical development and real-life experiences
  • Client management development, which will require you to bring together many other skills such as communication, time management and project management
 
Relationships:
We help you to build relationships with people who have the experience, knowledge and skills that you will look to develop over time. Our business leaders are committed to your future and we encourage you to make the most of their time. Some specific relationships we will help you develop are:
 
  • Your graduate network – you will be introduced to graduates from all areas of the business, which will help you to build your support network from day one and navigate your way in our organisation
  • A mentor – an experienced individual who can give you guidance on your career, on specific issues, or simply act as a sounding board for your thoughts
  • Business seniors – there are many senior and experienced people within Aon who will take an active interest in your development
  • HR, Talent Development and the Early Careers Team – they are all here to help smooth the way, open doors and advise you on developing your knowledge, skills and career 

We recruit graduates across eight different programmes in locations all across the UK for candidates on track to achieve a 2:1 or higher. 

To explore the different career paths available to you, stream-specific information and entry requirements, please visit www.aonearlycareers.co.uk 

The deadline for applications is Sunday 31 December but please don't leave it until then, for two reasons:

1. It's New Year's Eve and you're likely to have your mind on other things

2. Companies reserve the right to bring deadlines forward if they have received a high number of applications.

Good luck!


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