Join Aon as an actuarial consulting pensions summer intern and spend 9 weeks discovering how our team of specialists from around the world help businesses make smart choices about their employees’ pensions — now, and into the future.
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 interns will spend most of their time in the office and occasional time working from home or a client site.
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.
Wealth Solutions: Retirement
Right now, UK companies have more invested in pension schemes than the rest of Europe combined. But, has each individual company set aside enough to meet their pensions’ obligations in twenty, thirty or even forty years’ time?
As the market leaders in actuarial consulting, our consultants are here to advise our clients on their defined benefit pension schemes, helping them to manage the associated financial and operational risks, now and in the future. As an Aon summer intern, you’ll work alongside the best and brightest in the industry, earning as you learn and building your career as an Actuary!
Your role as an Actuarial Intern in Wealth Solutions: Retirement
As an actuarial intern, you’ll find that no two days are the same. You’ll have the opportunity to work on a range of client teams with colleagues who provide advice and support to either the trustees managing the pension scheme, or the company that provides it.
Our aim is to help you learn about the potential career path ahead of you, while being given real responsibility on client projects. We'll work through classroom-based and on-the-job training to develop your technical and consulting skills — including your understanding of key calculations, communication techniques, project management and networking.
What your day could look like:
Actuarial and Analytical Tasks, such as:
- Regular assessment of the financial position of pension schemes
- Identifying and implementing ways for trustees and companies to reduce the risks in relation to their schemes, including longevity risks, investment risks and inflation risk
- Carrying out calculations relating to the pension scheme for the company's financial accounts
- Carrying out calculations with respect to individual pension scheme members' benefits
- Estimating pension protection fund levies
Client Focused Tasks, such as:
- Day-to-day management of the pension scheme and internal projects
- Building and maintaining relationships with clients and other stakeholders of the scheme
- Attending and presenting at client meetings
You’ll be given opportunities to work on a range of projects, gaining early exposure to clients to support your development. You’ll also have the chance to be involved in one of our specialist teams, focusing in areas such as:
- Risk Settlement, advising clients on the best way to reduce risk through transferring it to a third party.
- Member Options, helping clients reduce risk and/or cost by offering pension scheme members the choice to reshape their benefits to better suit their individual circumstances.
- Analysis of mortality and other demographic factors using Aon's Demographic HorizonsTM
As an Aon Summer Intern, you will be enrolled onto our award-winning development programme. For 9 weeks you will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of insightful and interactive training and development activities in addition to your role. Here are couple of key elements of our intern’s 9-week development programme:
- Induction – a great way for you to learn about Aon and our Story, meet and network with your fellow interns and Aon colleagues from across our business including senior leaders; technical and business training to equip you with skills and knowledge to help you in your role
- Aon Business focused project – our interns are given a project to complete during the programme. You and your team of fellow interns will be tasked to research and help to find solutions for a real business challenge. At the end of the internship, you will have the chance to present your findings to a panel of Aon colleagues
- Feedback – when you start as an intern at Aon, you will have time with your line manager to discuss your goals and throughout your internship you will receive feedback and support.
Your career beyond your Summer Internship
Once you’ve completed the formal summer internship programme, depending on your performance, you may be offered a role on our graduate programme for the following year. When you return, you’ll be part of our Launch development programme where we’ll fully support your study towards your professional qualification. To find out more about the actuarial qualification please check our website.
- As Actuarial Consulting is a mathematically based career path you will need to have or be on track to achieve a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in a maths, actuarial science, or other numerate degree
- You will need to have achieved an A-grade or above in Maths A-level, A-grade in Maths Scottish higher or international equivalent of this
What are we looking for?
- Motivation and ambition to pursue an actuarial career – be able to articulate why you want to be an actuary
- Passion and inquisitiveness – we are looking for candidates who understand what we do and are eager to learn more
- Commercial awareness – this helps us to provide support and advice to our clients with clarity and confidence
Programme dates: June – August 2024
How we support our colleagues
In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we encourage a diverse workforce. Plus, our agile, inclusive environment allows you to manage your wellbeing and work/life balance, ensuring you can be your best self at Aon. Furthermore, all colleagues enjoy two “Global Wellbeing Days” each year, encouraging you to take time to focus on yourself. We offer a variety of working style solutions, but we also recognise that flexibility goes beyond just the place of work... and we are all for it. We call this Smart Working!
Our continuous learning culture inspires and equips you to learn, share and grow, helping you achieve your fullest potential. As a result, at Aon, you are more connected, more relevant, and more valued.
We provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable law.
If you require any reasonable accommodations or adjustments, please contact us and a member of the UK Early Careers team will contact you.
Aon values an innovative, diverse workplace where all colleagues feel empowered to be their authentic selves. Aon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.