Investment Consulting

APPLY - SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLY - Industrial Placement
Introduction to the Stream

As the world leader in Investment Consulting, Aon has been advising employers and governments on their pension schemes and other assets totalling approximately $3 trillion, for over 60 years. Today, 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.

Aon advises clients on a number of strategies that have taken advantage of recent financial market conditions, enabling their employees to enjoy retirement.

Summer Internship Locations

Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and London

Industrial Placement Locations

Birmingham

The role

As a summer intern or industrial placement student, you will gain a deep understanding of investment consulting and the potential career path ahead of you. You start the internship or placement with an induction and technical training programme and continue throughout your internship with on the job training enabling you to take on real responsibility. You will be a key member of our dedicated team, playing a vital role in meeting the expectations of our global clients through the delivery of high-quality servicing and advice. This will entail providing investment advice covering markets and strategic considerations, such as the management of assets and liabilities.

You will gain early experience of dealing with a wide range of investments and adapting investments around economic conditions and outlooks. You will also learn how and why pension scheme liabilities change as a result of economic assumptions, such as inflation and interest rates and the effect that market movements have on invested assets.

If you are successful in securing offer for a graduate role, when you returned you would have the opportunity to study for the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) (https://www.cfauk.org/study/imc), and then specify whether you wish to take either the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) (www.cfainstitute.org) or Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) (www.actuaries.org.uk) professional qualification, fully supported by Aon.

Requirements

Our summer internships are open to students in any year of their undergraduate degree or graduates, our Industrial Placements are open to students who have this opportunity as part of their undergraduate degree. To apply you will need to be educated to degree level with a minimum predicted grade of at least a 2:1 or equivalent qualification. We are looking for numerate graduates with a high level of commercial awareness, ambition, enthusiasm and strong written and verbal communication skills. You should be able to work well within a team and develop your own views and creative ideas on economic and investment markets.

Please see the below table for clarification on which streams our Internship and Industrial Placement positions are available in. Please note that Graduate roles are available in all business areas listed below.

Internships Industrial Placements
Actuarial Consulting – General Insurance X
Actuarial Consulting – Pensions X X
Investment Consulting X X
Insurance Strategy Consultants X
Insurance, Reinsurance and Risk Management X
Cyber Security
Employee Benefits Broking and Consulting
Human Capital Solutions

* Please see the individual stream pages for latest details regarding available locations.

Application timetable

Applications open: Applications will open for our 2020 Internship and Industrial Placement roles in September 2019.
Application deadline: Applications for Internship & Industrial Placement roles close on 2nd February 2020, early applications are encouraged as selection will begin before applications close.
Assessment centres: Assessment Centres are due to take place between November 2019 and March 2020.

Events

Aon will be attending careers fairs, skills sessions and presentations throughout the autumn.
Please check back later for the list of 2019 Autumn events we will be attending.

Date University
Friday 13th September Bright Network Festival
Friday 27th September Cass Autumn Careers Fair
Monday 7th October Leeds - Autumn Fair
Tuesday 8th October Bristol - The Employer Showcase 2019
Wednesday 9th October UCL Careers - Banking, Finance & Economics Day 2 (Finance & Economics plus investment banking organisations)
Wednesday 9th October University of Surrey Autumn Careers & Placements Fair 2019
Thursday 10th October Warwick Autumn Careers Fair 2019
Thursday 10th October Birmingham Autumn Careers Fair 2019
Friday 11th October What Career Live (Apprentice event)
Saturday 12th October What Career Live (Apprentice event)
Tuesday 15th October Exeter Careers and Placement Fair
Wednesday 16th October University of Nottingham - Management, Consulting and Finance Fair
Wednesday 16th October Heriot Watt Actuarial Careers Fair
Thursday 17th October Bath Autumn Careers & Placement Fair 2018
Friday 18th October Bright: Proud to B
Monday 21st October Oxford University Finance Sector Fair
Wednesday 23rd October Durham Careers and Internship Fair
Wednesday 23rd October Cambridge - Careers for Mathematicians
Wednesday 30th October Cambridge Banking and Finance Event
Wednesday 30th October Bright Networking - Birmingham Event
Tuesday 19th November Jobs for Mathematicians - Oxford Uni