2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
Recent graduates were helpful in providing work when I had little to do. Others were quite difficult to approach which is understandable as they have interns and new grads every year so I am sure it becomes quite tedious for them when they just want to get work done.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
Weekly catch up with the manager. Always there for support but you always have to go to them rather than the other way around ( welcome to the real world I guess).
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
Up and down all the time. When I had a decent project to do then you could be busy for two consecutive days feeling obligated to stay late to complete the task. When I had nothing to do which was often then the days do drag.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
Not a lot. I was in a client team and so I am not going to have a client contact and anything you do for a client will be checked by someone higher.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
Nothing related to my degree studies. I'm sure it can influence some peoples module choices.
The key to the experience is understanding what a role there would entail and it is definitely a shock when you come out from university. Uni is about learning- the corporate world is doing and grafting.
Imagine yourself working at Aon
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