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Aon Apprenticeship Programme - Investment Consulting 2024

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 16, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Apprentice
Contract Type
Full Time
Investment Consulting Apprenticeship

Closing Date: 17th June 2024

We’re hiring in Edinburgh!

Join Aon as an Investment Apprentice as a permanent colleague from day one and be play a vital role in meeting the expectations of our global clients through the delivery of high-quality service and advice.

Our consultants have been advising employers and governments on their pension schemes and other assets - totalling over $4 trillion - for over 60 years.

At Aon, we provide a wide range of clients with expertise that extends from setting their investment strategies and the day-to-day management of their investment portfolios, through to corporate transactions and transfers of assets from one Investment Manager to another.

We recognise the learning, development, and social value for our Early Career colleagues of being in the office environment from the start of their programme. All our apprentices will spend most of their time in the office and occasional time working from home.

Aon is in the business of better decisions

At Aon, we shape decisions for the better to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world.

As an organisation, we are united through trust as one inclusive, diverse team, and we are passionate about helping our colleagues and clients succeed.

Your role as an Investment Apprentice:

Delivering client value drives everything we do at Aon. Likewise, it will drive everything you do as an Apprentice here. Your role will focus on assisting colleagues in preparing investment advice, market insights and detailed analysis for your clients.

What your day could look like:
  • Supporting client-facing advisory activities through accurate investment calculations
  • Preparing and checking data, carrying out audit trails and supporting one-off projects
  • Carrying out administrative tasks contributing to the retirement and investment consulting process
  • Inputting data accurately to maintain management information
  • Supporting the delivery of client-facing plan management activities and project deliverables
  • Over time, helping to ensure our work complies with external professional requirements and our own internal quality standards
  • Learning quickly on the job, through formal training and from senior colleagues around you

Your Development

As an Aon Apprentice you will be enrolled onto our development programme when you join. This programme is built around 3 core elements:
  • Business learning - on the job learning and experiences giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of the team and solution line you have joined
  • Centralised learning - UK apprentices complete in an Aon Induction, monthly webinars, business skills training and workshops; all designed to help you develop your knowledge of Aon, build your confidence and your network across our business
  • Professional Qualifications - we want you to be as successful as possible, so we’ll fully support your study towards your Level 4 Investment Consultant Apprentice Programme. This will provide you with the communication and client facing skills for a long running career as an Investment Consultant, as well supporting you through the IMC (Investment Management Certificate) qualification. To support you as you study for your exams, you’ll receive paid study leave, plus an extensive range of study and tuition materials.

  • Building Relationships

    With Aon business leaders playing an active role in our development, you're encouraged to make the most of every networking opportunity open to you. The early relationships you build will include:

    Your Apprentice network - you'll meet Apprentices from all areas of Aon in the UK, helping you navigate our business and grow a support network from day one

    Your Buddy - a recent apprentice colleague who can help you out with day-to-day questions, support you with networking, specific issues or any general thoughts or queries you have

    Business mentors - many experienced colleagues will be actively interested and involved in your development

    The Early Careers Team - here to help smooth the way, open doors, and advise you on developing your knowledge, skills and prospects

    Your career beyond your Apprenticeship

    Once you’ve completed the formal apprenticeship programme, you’ll continue to receive lots of support at Aon. We would expect you to be promotion ready within 24 months and you will continue to grow your career at Aon. You will also be able to continue your studies for the CFA1 qualifications. Alongside the interactive development programme we’ve mentioned above, you’ll have the chance to explore different career paths. Once you have completed your 18-month Apprenticeship, your training and development doesn’t stop there, you will continue your professional development taking on more client responsibilities.

    Next Steps

    If you are interested in this apprenticeship programme and would like to apply, here are some things to help you:

    Entry Requirements:
    • 104 UCAS points from your top 3 A Levels (or equivalent) or 260 UCAS points for exams sat prior to 2017 (excluding General Studies) i.e. BCC
    • Five grade A*- C GCSEs including Maths and English
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