Aon welcomes first Glasgow students to Work Insights Programme

Aon Work Insights Programme students, Glasgow

 AON plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm, has delivered its first UK Work Insights Programme to school and college students in Glasgow. Aon’s York St office welcomed 13 students from a diverse range of socio-economic backgrounds onto the new programme, which aims to enhance career opportunities and social mobility.

The week-long programme provided virtual and in-person training – all delivered by Aon colleagues – to students (aged 16 to 17) from across Glasgow, comprising interactive learning sessions, speakers, panels, group projects, skills sessions, and networking. 

Ross Mackay, head of office, Aon Glasgow, said: “Aon is committed to creating greater equity and inclusion across its business and to making a positive difference in the local community. It has been great hosting our first cohort of Glasgow students on the UK Work Insights Programme. All of them have been a credit to their schools and colleges and have been fully engaged in the learning programme. I hope that they have gained valuable experience, developed new skills, and gained a better understanding of our industry and of the many fulfilling roles available – all to support their future career choices.

“Several Aon colleagues in Glasgow have supported and mentored the students throughout the programme and I thank them for their support. It wouldn’t have been possible to deliver the Work Insights Programme and to create opportunities for students in Glasgow without them.”

Adam Murad (16) from Glasgow, on attending the Work Insights Programme, said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time on the Aon Work Insights Programme. Over the course of the week, I have learned about the insurance industry and the opportunities open to me, gained an understanding of the benefits of networking, of being part of a good work culture, and having a plan for the future. I’ve most enjoyed the group work and the networking with Aon colleagues who have provided insight into the professional services sector and the roles available.

“I feel incredibly lucky to be one of the first Glasgow students to attend the work experience programme. As a student, you should definitely grasp any opportunity offered to you, and I would highly recommend that anyone eligible should apply for the programme as it will be hugely beneficial.”

Aon employs more than 250 staff across Scotland, providing clients, from SMEs to large corporates, with commercial risk solutions, health solutions, reinsurance solutions and wealth solutions. As part of the programme, Aon partnered with state-funded schools in Glasgow to reach pupils who would benefit most – adopting a selection process based on diversity statistics, such as areas with a high percentage of free school meals.

The next programme will be held in October, over the half-term break.For further information about the UK Work Insights Programme and to participate please visit

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