I really enjoyed the placement. It was thoroughly interesting and they really made you feel at home. Aon continued to look out for their interns and made sure that they got lots of work to get on with so that they were not just sitting around doing nothing. It was particularly good that they carried on with the internship even with the whole pandemic going on. They gave us lots of support and i really enjoyed it.
I felt very valued. They always reached out to me and gave me lots of work to get on with. They were happy to talk through anything that i was confused about and made sure that I was happy. I wear hearing aids and so it was great that they offered me so much help and constantly checked in with me to make sure that i was doing okay. It was really good of them.
My manager was great, he made me feel really calm and it was easy to talk to him. He was very friendly and worked hard to make sure I was getting involved with things and work so I was never doing nothing. I also had a mentor who was really friendly and sweet. Always made me feel welcome and gave me support if i was confused with any bits of work. Had a lot of fun.
I was busy for most of the day and it was really good because when I wasnt all I did was call or email people and they would keep me in their head to make sure that I could pick up work later if they didnt have any then. There were occasional moments that I didnt have a lot of work but that is to be expected sometimes as summer is not a busy period.
I was given a fair amount of responsibility. I was always the 'doer' and always had a checker. Some people spent more times explaining things to me which i found super useful while other times people through me in the deep end and just gave me a large amount of work. It was a bit of a mixture of work and responsibility that i got so that was good. I was happy with the amount of work i got.
I gained lots of skills and developed lots of skills. These include time management, creativity, excel, and many more. These are all learnt and developed from sending emails and balancing workload with work projects and doing any technical bits of work. The skills would be really useful for any degree or job or any day to day activity as they are transferrable skills. It has been great developing these and I would recommend it to others.
Unfortunately i did not get to join the office and so it was hard to tell what it would be like in the office. However, they made a massive effort to ensure that we were engaged and the office did some socials and had a coffee roulette in attempt to make sure that we speak to as many people as possible. It was really nice and showed that the office were really friendly. I had a good time.
It was very well organised throughout, they had an induction at the beginning to teach you about the internship which was really good. They then had multuple sessions throughout the internship that involved speaking to other people who were more senior to learn more about the industry. They had weekly meetings with a connector who made sure you had work to do and they would try and find you some work to do during the week.
They had weekly summer learning sessions to improve your AON IQ which is what the firm want to invest in you. They continue to do that throughout and they give you learning sessions to learn about the industry. They have lots of feedback sessions throughout the internship so that you are continuously improving yourself and making sure that you are bettering yourself. It is really nice to see the company support you in everything you do.
Working from home
The job prospects seem great. THey might offer me a graduate job. This means that i could hopefully start working with them in the next september. They also offer lots of feedback that i could take with me onto the job or onto the next job. They also offer another internship if you need to defer you graduate job which is great especially if you really like the company and would want to continue working with them.
Yeah we had a meeting every week online with some of the interns which was nice because working from home could be quite lonely so it was nice to chat to other people who were going through it. When in the office i know that they have lots of socials so that everyone can get together and catch up with eachother which is really nice as they all seem to be really friendly in the office
I was working from home and so i was living with my family. This meant that for me I didnt have to pay anything for living or for travel (this was obviously a cause of the pandemic) however i was working in london so in reality it would not be that cheap to live and socialise in the area however I dont know more about this because of the fact that i was working from home.
Again because I was working from home we couldnt go out, however the office is in london so there are lots of nearby bars and pubs and clubs and lots of great things to do! I know that london can be an expensive night out but there is a massive range of places to go and things to do so it is a great area to work in. I would definitely reccomend looking for a job here.
Again, unfortunately due to the pandemic there was not a lot of activities to get involved in because we could not visit each other face to face. However we were told that the office have different sports teams that people can get involved in and play competitively with other offices. They also have lots of charity events and charity work that people can get involved with so that sounds like a lot of fun for when hopefully they open up again.
Internship (1-4 Months)
14th August 2020