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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Ireland Programmes

All you need to know about our programme, process and more

Please see our individual programme pages for specific application deadlines. If you do miss the deadline, we encourage you to keep an eye on our Early Careers website for updates as we may re-open for certain streams or locations or add new roles. Our roles are highly competitive and there are several stages of the recruitment process including an assessment day, therefore we do encourage candidates to complete applications as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment.

To be considered for one our Graduate Programme, you must be on track to complete a third level education. Each stream requires different disciplines and skillsets, please review the specific requirements on each stream before applying.

We are looking for qualities that will enable you to work effectively in one of our teams. We look for many different skills ranging from creativity, logical thinking, communication skills, numerical, motivation and client focus.

We welcome re-applications from unsuccessful candidates. We recommend 12 months between applications to allow you time to demonstrate that you have taken feedback onboard and worked on the advice provided. This will give you a better opportunity when being assessed a second time.

The salaries for our Graduates are competitive and in line with the market rates. The Graduates will also receive a comprehensive pension and benefits package as a permanent Aon employee.

Graduate Assessment Days will take place from November/December 2023 into early 2024 for our 2024 Graduate Programme.

We select candidates for assessment day based on several criteria; location preference, scores and performance throughout the recruitment process so far and in some cases, availability for any early starting roles. This process can take some time but please be assured, we will contact you regardless of the outcome and will be in regular contact with you to keep you updated and let you know that we are still considering your application for the shortlist.

The content and structure of the day will vary depending on the position and stream that you are applying for. Our assessment days comprise of various interactive opportunities for us to determine your suitability to our vacancies. They can be interviews, presentations and group tasks.

Our assessment centres are a two way street; yes we are looking to test your skill set and knowledge in relation to the role, but it is also an opportunity to learn about Aon and our programmes to decide if this is right for you.

We are planning for our assessment day to be held in person however, there may be flexiblity for virtual options.

Graduate roles will be starting in August 2024.

Aon recruit for entry level roles across Ireland regularly and these can be great opportunities to start working in the industry.

As these roles are not part of our formal launch programme the training and development opportunities will vary to those on our Graduate programmes, however Aon prides itself on being a company that supports the growth and development of employees at all levels and in all different sectors.

Aon is a global company with 50,000 professionals working in more than 500 offices in more than 120 countries, which means the opportunities are endless. While this Early Careers website is focused around the recruitment of Graduates in Ireland, details regarding entry level roles in our offices around the world can be found on our global careers page

Applications for our 2024 Graduate Programme will open in October 2023. Keep an eye on the stream pages for specific dates and to get your application in early!

If you have any questions/queries regarding our Early Careers Programmes, recruitment process or require support with reasonable adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please feel free to contact us on the email below and we will respond as soon as possible: Graduate application queries - [email protected]

You can apply for a maximum of 2 different streams or programmes, as we have such a variety of options with very different career paths. Therefore, it's important to be clear about your long term motivation. If you do apply for more than one, please ensure you tailor your application answers to each specific stream or programme and be prepared to complete the recruitment process for each individual application. If you submit more than 2 applications, we will contact you to ask you to confirm which 2 you’d like to continue with and withdraw all other applications.

If you have a disability, a learning difficulty e.g. dyslexia, a medical/health condition or other need for an adjustment to our processes then please contact us so we can support you with providing adjustments to the stages of our recruitment process. Graduate application queries - [email protected]

We support applications from students requiring visa sponsorship if you are currently studying within Ireland, however restrictions may apply.

No. You will only be required to take the online tests once and the results will be used for all other applications you submit. You will be sent an invitation e-mail to complete the tests for the second application however, once you click on the link, the results from your previous tests will be sent over to the second application and the benchmarks for that particular stream will be applied.