Graduate programmes

Applications for the 2021 Graduate Programmes are now open for applications. Please see the steam specific pages for more information about our programmes and formally submit an application. Please note, candidates can only apply to a maximum of 2 different programmes.

Our philosophy: employ skilled, ambitious people, and offer them the support they need to develop. As an Aon graduate, we’ll give you room to grow alongside talented colleagues, helping you find opportunities that play to your strengths — so that you’re able to work confidently with our clients and give them the expert advice they need.

As you build a successful career with us, we’ll give you everything you need to shine in a client-facing role, become a technical specialist in your individual area and advise our clients on our market-leading products.

We’ll also enrol you in our Launch development programme, which is designed to support your role, help you refine your professional skills and expand your network.

Business knowledge

In order to set ourselves apart from the competition, our consultants need to be at the top of their game; after all, our clients rely on our world-class expertise. So we’ve designed our graduate programme to set you up for success. It’ll give you broad-reaching business acumen, as well as comprehensive knowledge of all our business solutions.

This includes:

  • Professional study (where relevant). We’ll support your industry qualifications through our Go Further programme (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher). This programme combines study with on-the-job experience to help you put theory into practice
  • Knowledge sessions We have a wealth of experienced individuals who’ll spend time with you, explaining the makeup and technical capabilities of our business
  • Hands-on learning We’ll equip you with fundamental compliance and regulatory knowledge to ensure our clients receive excellent advice and service
Professional skills

Putting the knowledge you gain into practice takes skill. That’s why the professional skills development we provide is industry-focused and experiential.

It includes:

  • Commercial awareness
  • Building networks and personal brand
  • Followership; stage one of leadership
  • Project management and productivity
  • Verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Resilience

We’ll help you build relationships with people who have the experience, knowledge and skills that you’ll look to develop yourself over time. Our business leaders are committed to your future, and we encourage you to make the most of your time with them.

Some key relationships we’ll help you to develop are:

  • Your early careers network. You will be introduced to colleagues from all areas of the business, which will help you to build your support network from day one and navigate your way in our organisation
  • Your ‘connector’. To help you settle into the business as quickly as possible, and find answers to any questions you may have, we’ll put you in touch with a connector. Your connector will help you to settle into the business and feel at home
  • Business seniors There are many senior and experienced people within Aon who will take an active interest in your development
  • HR, talent development and the early careers team. They’re all here to open doors for you, and advise you on developing your knowledge, skills and career

To explore the technical graduate programmes we run, check out the links to the right of this page. Our graduate programmes are very popular, so please make sure you apply early and research your application thoroughly.

Application timetable

Applications open: Applications are now open for 2021 Graduate Programme. Please see the steam specific pages for more information about our programmes and formally submit an application.
Application deadline: Applications for the majority of our Graduate programmes will close on the 4th January 2021. Applications for the investment Consulting and Cyber Solutions Graduate Programme will close on the 16th November 2020. We highly encourage early applications as assessment centres begin prior to closing dates and applications could close early if roles are filled.
Assessment centres: Assessment Centres for our 2021 Gradute Programmes will take place from November 2020 to March 2021. Each of our assessment centres is run based on programme and location, therefore please keep in mind that not all assessment centres are applicable to all candidates, and therefore we will need to be organising one specific for your application before formally inviting you.


Aon will be attending careers fairs, skills sessions and presentations throughout the autumn.
Our events provide an excellent chance for you to get to know more about the opportunities Aon has to offer and to meet people who can answer your questions.

Date University
Friday 13th September Bright Network Festival
Friday 27th September Cass Autumn Careers Fair
Monday 7th October Leeds - Autumn Fair
Tuesday 8th October Bristol - The Employer Showcase 2019
Wednesday 9th October UCL Careers - Banking, Finance & Economics Day 2 (Finance & Economics plus investment banking organisations)
Wednesday 9th October University of Surrey Autumn Careers & Placements Fair 2019
Thursday 10th October Warwick Autumn Careers Fair 2019
Thursday 10th October Birmingham Autumn Careers Fair 2019
Friday 11th October What Career Live (Apprentice event)
Saturday 12th October What Career Live (Apprentice event)
Tuesday 15th October Exeter Careers and Placement Fair
Wednesday 16th October University of Nottingham - Management, Consulting and Finance Fair
Wednesday 16th October Heriot Watt Actuarial Careers Fair
Thursday 17th October Bath Autumn Careers & Placement Fair 2018
Friday 18th October Bright: Proud to B
Monday 21st October Oxford University Finance Sector Fair
Wednesday 23rd October Durham Careers and Internship Fair
Wednesday 23rd October Cambridge - Careers for Mathematicians
Wednesday 30th October Cambridge Banking and Finance Event
Wednesday 30th October Bright Networking - Birmingham Event
Tuesday 19th November Jobs for Mathematicians - Oxford Uni