Bhavisha
University: Imperial College London
Degree: Mathematics
Current job title: Analyst
Why did you join Aon’s graduate programme?

After leaving university, I knew that I wanted to immerse myself in a role where not only the project work would be very varied, but also where I could meet and work with a mix of different people. As a member of the A&A team, I have been able to gain exposure to projects in a range of areas, and have been able to understand how the work we do relates to and supports the wider business areas. I think that this experience is unique to Aon, and has allowed me to develop both my technical and soft skills.

What did you enjoy most about the Aon graduate programme?

Although this may sound like a cliché, the thing that I have enjoyed the most has to be the people that I have met! Everyone on the team is very friendly and happy to help answer any questions or offer any support. This has been paramount given the steep learning curve that I faced after leaving university and joining Aon. Additionally, being part of such a large programme has allowed me to build friendships with graduates from other streams and parts of the business

How you would describe the culture at Aon?

Everyone that I have met at Aon, within the A&A team and graduate programme has been very kind and supportive. My experience of the culture at Aon has been that is centred around a collaborative and uplifting workplace. There are lots of opportunities to get involved, gain knowledge and develop new skills.

What’s next for you?

I am currently working towards my actuarial qualification, and preparing for my upcoming exams. I’m interested in finding new links between theoretical knowledge from the qualification and the technical skills used in day-to-day project work. I am also looking forward to engaging more with the Aon networks and learning more about the work that they are doing.

Oliver
University: University of Bristol
Degree: Mathematics
Current job title: Senior Actuarial Analyst
Why did you join the graduate programme?

After completing a maths degree at university I wanted a career that would utilise the analytical and numerical skills that I had developed whilst also offering the opportunity to work with a breadth of people in a commercial environment. I then chose Aon due to its in leading position in the market and the opportunities the organisation could provide.

What do you enjoy most about working for Aon?

The team environment. You gain the opportunity to work with and learn from talented people, in a supportive atmosphere. I also enjoyed the unexpected experiences outside of the office, attending team meetings across the continent as well as my reign as social secretary, taking the department on their maiden voyage of the Thames.

What advice would you give future graduates applying for the programme?

Be open and inquisitive throughout the process, don’t be afraid to admit you don’t know something and enquire about it, but at the same time make sure you’ve done enough research beforehand.

What’s next for you?

I’ve learned a huge amount in my first 3 years at Aon. I look to next build on this foundation and take advantage of the range of opportunities Aon has to offer.