1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
An excellent insight into to the insurance industry, with visits to the Lloyd's building and opportunities to meet a variety of people within the industry. A very good work/life balance too. Given a team CSR project with the other itnerns and had to deliver a big presentation at the end of the internship.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
Everyone was very welcoming and made sure I always had work to be doing. The team were appreciative that some of the tasks were a little boring so tried to mix things up for me.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
Manager was always there for me to ask questions, if they were away, I always knew who else to speak to. I was left to manage my own time and workload too.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
I always had a couple of tasks on the go so had plnety to be getting on with, but not too much that I had to stay behind late. More often than not, I always managed to leave on time.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
Trusted to manage my own workload as well as completing a team CSR project that was separate from the work in my team.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I gained mostly networking and presentation skills from the internship which will benefit me in any future career.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Very social and everyone was very supportive of each other.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
The early careers team did a fantastic job of organising everything, with constant communication from them and weekly lunch and learn sessions to teach interns more about Aon.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
Mostly online training modules. Although there was a day-long introduction to insurance held at a London venue. Also participated in a week-long client seminar, where I was taught about the entire insurance process.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Sports and Social Club
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
Excellent as there is plenty of opportunity to move around within the business and even work abroad.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Had a very social group of itnerns whom were always meeting up for lunch as well as outside of work time.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
London is very expensive anyway, however there were a few places around that had deals and offers running.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Again, London is a very social place with something always going on. plenty on offer in terms of nightlife.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
Sports teams such as five a side football and various other clubs. However I spent most of my time outside of work socialising. Went to a couple of young insurance events.