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Top 10 reasons why you should work with Aon

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Aon offers professional services to companies all over the world. They help firms manage risk and offer solutions for retirement and healthcare. These services must be carried out with the highest level of professionalism and accuracy. Aon uses a range of proprietary data to deliver its services, but its greatest asset is its employees.  Here are ten reasons why Aon is a great place to take your career to the next level. And when you want to apply, browse available Aon roles at VERCIDA's jobs directory.

1) Business Resource Groups

Aon encourages employees to connect and advocate for their BRGs.  Networks are available for groupings including religious belief, age, ethnicity, mental health, support, and disability.  They do everything from organise volunteer opportunities to representing members' interest in the work council.

2) Diversity Council

The Diversity Council manages diversity at Aon. It consists of representatives from senior management, HR and the diversity groups. At this year's British LGBT Awards, Jim Herbert, Global Lead Partner, won the prestigious Corporate Ally Award that celebrates the UK's most supportive LGBT personalities, innovators and companies and the work they do in the LGBT space. Jim was recognized for his tireless energy and commitment to supporting the LGBT community and driving an inclusive culture at Aon.

3) Flexible working

Aon is committed to providing equality of opportunity in employment and to develop working practices and policies that support work-life balance. 'Flexible Working' refers to the formal process by which you can request a change to your contractual working arrangements - either to your working hours or working location.

4) Volunteering

Our volunteers represent the best of Aon by demonstrating a commitment to service that extends beyond our day-to-day business responsibilities and into our communities. Each year, Aon employees devote thousands of hours of service to charitable organizations and educational institutions around the world. We invest in diversity programs to ensure Aon promotes an inclusive, open culture with diversity in thought and style. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives and opportunities for clients and colleagues to give and volunteer are proof of the value we place on diversity.

5) Women actuaries

Aon was the primary sponsor of the “Girls – Count Us In” event with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. The event was targeted at woman who were interested in pursuing a career in STEM and therefore potentially a career as an actuary. With only 24% of female graduates moving into STEM careers the IFoA want to use these events to show woman how they can use their interests, skills and knowledge to make an impact in the world of work.

6) Supportive benefits package

Aon provides colleagues with a wide range of core benefits, but as we each have different needs and requirements you are able to choose the benefits that suit you best.

Support for new parents, improved maternity pay, support for colleagues suffering gender dysphoria and other benefits are on offer.

7) Early Careers programmes at Aon

Aon has an extensive early careers programme, each year we take on around 90 graduates, 45 interns, 6 industrial placements and 40 apprentices across 9 business areas,

Our early careers programmes are real jobs where new workers can make an impact but are also paid to learn. Salaries are good, and there's comprehensive support for personal and professional development.

8) Inclusive recruitment

Aon believes that having a diverse workforce brings a rich diversity of thought, enabling us to innovate and be creative in delivering solutions to clients. One such example is Aon’s successful Returnships program along with our Step-Up program which focuses on providing work experience to individuals not currently in education or training.

9) Mental health support

The Mental Health group (one of our BRGSs) offers a forum for mutual support and works to educate all Aon employees about mental health matters. It combats stigma and enables colleagues and managers to confidently address mental health concerns.

Some of the free support Aon offer are wellness courses, access to Mental health first aiders and our EAP (employee assistance programme), an entirely independent external company, that provides free access to specialist information, resources, consultants and counselling services, to help you deal with everyday issues, such as debt & money, legal, family, lifestyle and health.

10) Aon’s community strategy which focuses on four areas

  • Mentoring and volunteering
    Colleagues are encouraged to give up their time to mentor young people to prepare them for the world of work
  • Matched funding
    Aon matches fundraising by colleagues
  • Payroll giving
    Aon provides a GAYE scheme and a Loose Change scheme to raise funds for charity
  • Aon UK Charitable Foundation
    Supports three charities chosen by colleagues

Fancy applying at Aon? Browse available roles at VERCIDA's listings today.

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