- Aon launched the first Apprentice scheme in the UK insurance industry in 2012.
- Learning Dynamics were briefed to develop two days of the Apprentice Induction programme around business simulations and has been retained to deliver the programme since 2012.
- Aon is the world’s premier insurance brokerage and consulting firm, with offices in more than 120 countries
- Aon launched the first Apprentice scheme in the UK insurance industry in 2012. Learning Dynamics were briefed to develop two days of the Apprentice Induction programme and has been retained to deliver the programme since 2012.
- Day One: Designed to accelerate the transition from school leaver to insurance professional by adapting the Learning Dynamics Graduate Campus2Corporate programme to this new target audience.
- Day Two: Create an experience that would give the Apprentices understanding of the commercial world and the context in which business decisions are made.
Client / users:
Aon UK Early Careers Programme participants.
Desired learning outcomes:
- Understand expected behaviours and performance standards in the Aon workplace
- Enhance business and commercial awareness
- Reflect on how to generate profit from any business
- Develop ability to work in a team, empathise with and listen to others
Team-based activities that would develop:
- Commercial awareness
- Empathy/emotional intelligence
- Organisation and time management
- Creativity and innovative thinking
A full day programme of interactive exercises and inputs that delivered on the following objectives:
- To understand the psychological contract between you and your business i.e. “The unwritten set of expectations between employer and employee regarding implicit rights and obligations of each party”
- Enable you to examine the significance of the transition from “student” to “professional.” and understand that this transition should drive changes in attitude and behaviour
- Examine how you see yourself and how others see you
- Develop a plan for working on aspects of yourself and some specific competencies that will help your future career success
- Examine three aspects of career management that will help you succeed: performance management, teamwork and managing your boss.
The Business Management Experience Simulation (Apprentice)
- Working in teams
- Making commercial decisions
- Solving problems
- Forecasting and planning
- evaluating team performance, individual contribution and self-awareness of team role and contribution
- application to Aon and how the business operates
Let’s hear from a participant:
Guest Blogger: Daniel Kinlan, ARS Corporate Glasgow
I joined Aon in October 2012, alongside 9 others in the UK’s first ever apprenticeship scheme. The last 8 months have flown by – from being in London studying every month to attending conferences and seminars – life since high school has definitely changed!
Upon arrival to Aon – a 2 week residential induction was first on the agenda. The induction was a huge success and the structure of the programme set all of us up perfectly prior to our entrance in to our respective offices. A week of personal development and behavioural classes allowed us to gauge how we should present ourselves, the appropriate etiquette to use and how we should go about promoting ourselves in the most positive way.