I really enjoyed my internship, it was virtual so I was actually skeptical at first to see how engaging it would be, however Aon really tried to allow us enough opportunities to develop and grow our skill sets in the best way possible. There was often a lot of engaging webinar sessions with leaders throughout the organisation and we also got to speak with the Global CEO. Would definitely recommend this Summer Internship to those interested in getting in Insurance.
My colleagues were all very welcoming and easy to reach from the first day that I joined, if I had questions they would be happy to reply with answers and nothing was seen as a silly question. They were often very encouraging and supportive especially as I began to network with others throughout the business. It was very easy to settle in as a result of this and you feel like you are part of a team.
Support and guidance is literally a quick message away, the platforms Aon use really allow a good use of interaction between your colleagues without being distracted away from your work and often colleagues would reply within 2/3 minutes with any issues or questions you had. They were also very happy to offer advice for you regarding future prospects or other areas within the business that may suit your needs or skills depending on what you are interested in.
My stream had a consistent scheme of workflow coming through, I was working on quite a large project so there was rarely a time where we would sit around with nothing to do. Due to the consistency of work it allowed you to allocate your time in the best ways possible in order to be able to also have time for external project work which also goes alongside our Internship. This kept me busy and I was not waiting around for more tasks.
Responsibility really depends on how eager you are to put yourself out there and ask for more tasks, near the end of my internship I was given extra tasks to do simply because I was consistently asking for something new, it is easy to sit back and do the bare minimum. But if you want to expose yourself to more sides of what your team is doing definitely push yourself and don't be afraid to ask your manager.
I think that a lot of the knowledge and skills I developed will be applicable especially within the insurance industry. As Global brokers you begin to understand the efficiencies and business standards that Aon expect and these skills can be applied to anywhere you decide to go in the future. Even smaller things such as corporate workplace etiquette, time keeping and being able to organise yourself are also transferable to whatever career path you decide to take.
Can't really comment on this as it was virtual
Considering the current COVID climate, overall work organisation was very good.
They sent us Laptops, Monitors, Keyboards Risers... so I would say alot.
Working from home
High turnover rate for graduate opportunities
As good as virtual social scene can be
Internship (1-4 Months)
12th August 2020