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Rating

4.6/5
  • The Role
    4.6
  • The Company
    4.7
  • The Culture
    4.6

Role Description

I worked for Aon Hewitt in the investment practice. I worked primarily with the client group who advise trustees of pension schemes where to invest the money. The main tasks I was involved in were producing the bespoke quarterly reports for clients. I also had the opportunity to complete various other miscellaneous work that colleagues would pass onto me.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The internship was extremely enjoyable. The office were really friendly and the work interesting. I would definitely recommend it.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The office were really welcoming and always helped when I was stuck (which was quite a lot of the time!)

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My Manager was really supportive and held regular meeting to make sure there were no problems.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I always had work to do and whenever I was quiet, a quick email round the office for work would quickly fill up my desk!

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was part of the team and had exactly the same responsibility as a new graduate. All my work was thoroughly checked, but that is the same for everyone.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills I developed will help me greatly in my finance models next year. The knowledge I have gained about financial markets and the investment sector will greatly help me in my future career.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • I really enjoyed my time in the Leeds office. There were plenty of opportunities in the office to socialise via sport or go for a drink after work.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The internship was organised well and I was kept informed of any changes or up and coming events by the graduate recruitment team. The internship had a clear structure and I recieved lots of information before I started on what would be expected from me.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The frim invested a lot of time and money into my development. I frequently was involved in interesting meetings with fund managers and investment training events inside the company.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Company Parties/Events

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Aon are a massive company are growing very quickly. I would consider future employment highly appealing.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We were put into 8 groups of around 7 interns and each assigned a project. This gave us the opportunity to socialise and work with interns from all offices, not just the interns in your office.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Can pick up a room for a relatively cheap price.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Leeds is pretty good. Got a great reputation.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Lots of sport, quizes and general office socials every two months.

    5/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

16th August 2011


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