Internships and Placement Programmes

Applications for the 2021 Internship and Industrial Placement 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 nine-week summer internship and industrial placement year programmes are designed to both challenge and support you, giving you the guidance you need to get ahead and make a difference.

Through these programmes, you’ll gain valuable insight into our business and our culture, as well as an invaluable opportunity to help us forge lasting legacies with worthwhile causes through our social impact programme.

During your placement, you’ll contribute to our business and take on real responsibility. Thanks to the comprehensive support and training we offer, you’ll gain specialist technical knowledge and business skills to take forward into your career.

As part of Aon’s community engagement, you’ll be involved in projects that help local communities; these will allow you to show your ability to work with clients, as well as building your teamwork and communication skills.

Plus, as a programme participant, you’ll be automatically considered for a place on our graduate or future internship programmes. This will be based on your performance and achievements during your time with us, with no further assessment needed.


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Training and development

During your placement you’ll be contributing to our business, taking on real responsibilities from day one and learning to manage your work effectively. You’ll be assigned a manager and a ‘connector’ colleague — they’ll put you in touch with useful Aon colleagues, guide you through your placement and answer any questions you have about your work and our business.

Technical training and business skills will be a core part of your programme; we’ll make sure you leave us with a strong understanding of the professional world and how to navigate it.

Though an internship or placement year doesn’t guarantee a place on our graduate programme, a large proportion of our candidates go on to enjoy a career with us.

Entry requirements
  • At least a 2:1 prediction or equivalent qualification
  • A high level of commercial awareness
  • Lots of ambition and an enthusiastic approach

Our internships and industrial placement years are very popular, so please make sure you apply early and research your application thoroughly.

Please see the below table for clarification on which streams our Internship and Industrial Placement positions are available in. Please note that Graduate roles are available in all business areas listed below.

Internships Industrial Placements
Actuarial Consulting – General Insurance X
Actuarial Consulting – Pensions X X
Investment Consulting X X
Insurance Strategy Consultants X
Insurance, Reinsurance and Risk Management X
Cyber Security
Employee Benefits Broking and Consulting
Human Capital Solutions

* Please see the individual stream pages for latest details regarding available locations.

Application timetable

Applications open: Applications are now open for 2021 Internship and Placement Programmes. Please see the steam specific pages for more information about our programmes and formally submit an application.
Application deadline: Applications for 2021 Internship and Placement Programmes will close on the 1st February 2021. 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 Internship and Placement 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.
Please check back later for the list of 2019 Autumn events we will be attending.

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