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Aon's graduate program for graduates in Sydney and Melbourne

Aon’s graduate program - Launch - is a 2 year development initiative for graduates in Sydney and Melbourne. It targets future leaders and technical specialists able to contribute to the success of our business.

Through the 'Launch' graduate program at Aon you will:

  • be exposed to different parts of the business through job rotations
  • learn through a structured development as well as on-the-job
  • have opportunities to tackle real business challenges, work collaboratively and build relationships across our organisation

Launch your career with Aon - a global leader in risk solutions, reinsurance and human capital consulting.

Who we are

Aon is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

You may know Aon through our association with Manchester United and the Australian Women’s Rugby Sevens Team. You may not know that we're one of the world's most successful professional services companies, helping the biggest names in business plan for every eventuality. From economic upheaval to political crises to natural disasters and more, the world is full of surprises. Our job is to help our clients prepare for and manage those risks, through superannuation; insurance; reinsurance and risk management; investment consulting; health and benefits broking and consulting; captive solutions and human capital consulting. See more at

Global Leader
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Retirement Solutions

We partner with organisations to measure, design, develop and deliver strategies, to help achieve business or results. Our wealth management services can help individuals make the most of their money, safe guard what's important and plan for a comfortable retirement.

See more here.

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Reinsurance Solutions

Beauty in data: Data is the foundation of understanding risk. At Aon Reinsurance Solutions we go one step further by using our tools and experts to bring data to life and help transform your business decisions. Reinsurance in its simplest form is insurance that is purchased by an insurance company, it allows insurance companies to remain solvent during and after their largest claims events such as like cyclones, earthquakes and fires.

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Commercial Risk

Our global risk management business is the worldwide leader in risk management and insurance broking. Our teams help clients achieve profit, growth and continuity by delivering the best tailored and innovative risk solutions.

Who we look for

Our Launch graduate program participants will have a relevant degree with evidence of strong academic performance (a credit average or above) and permanent working rights in Australia. Those successful in securing places on the program also demonstrate leadership qualities, experience in work and extra-curricular activities.


You must be a permanent resident or an Australian citizen who has completed their degree by the end of 2018.

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Your experience in sport, clubs, community groups, student organisations and other areas of life will show us you’re not afraid to take the initiative and take a leading role.

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Work experience

We’re looking for those transferable skills like interpersonal skills, customer service and working as part of a team which you have learnt from working, even if it was in a supermarket or fast food chain.

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We’re looking for real people, who a well-rounded individuals and who understand the world our clients live in. Share your experience of the world with us and how you get involved e.g. volunteering, sports, clubs, etc.

Aon means 'one' in Gaelic,
but it also denotes 'oneness' and unity.

Our graduate opportunities

Launch your career in one of our three development streams
Face to Face

Learn why and how we empower clients to make the best decisions by providing cutting-edge analysis and insight. Apply critical thinking to enable and support effective decision making within the business.
Rotations may include some of these areas:

  • Analytics
  • Treaty
  • Facultative
  • Broker Back-up
  • a rotation in another Aon business

Face to Face

Learn why and how we help clients anticipate and manage risks to their business through effective insurance, reinsurance and risk management solutions.
Rotations may include some of these areas:

  • Risk Consulting
  • One or more of our business segments – Global & Corporate, Commercial or Affinity
  • Broking
  • Client Services
  • a rotation in another Aon business

Face to Face

Learn why and how we help:

  • organisations save money by mitigating workforce risk and make money by realising the untapped potential of their employees, and
  • individuals maximise their wealth to enable them to live the life they want.

Rotations may include some of these areas:

  • Talent
  • Reward
  • Smart Monday
  • Wealth Solutions
  • Retirement and Financial Management
  • a rotation in another Aon business

Aon will open for applications for our 2020 Launch graduate program in September 2019.

For other career opportunities at Aon, visit

Recruitment process & tips

Online Application
Complete an online application. Allow about <5 minutes.
Have with you a soft copy of your transcript and proof of residency/citizenship e.g. Australian passport, Permanent Residency documentation, or Australian birth certificate.

Online Assessments & Video Interview
Two online assessments help us understand how you like to work (<20 mins) and how you use reasoning to problem solve (<10 mins). Remember we’re looking for real, well rounded people. The video interview is your opportunity to tell us a bit about who you are and let your personality shine (<15 mins).

Assessment Centre
Our assessment centre will be your chance to:
• meet with some of the Aon team in person (including graduates from our earlier cohorts and rotation people leaders) and to find out more about us
• show us your practical side through a group activity and give us a deeper understanding of you through interview
Interview Tips
TIP 1:
Be Yourself
TIP 2:
Be clear about what you are looking for and how Aon may be a good fit for you
TIP 3:
Be prepared. We will ask you some questions about background and conduct a behavioural style interview where we will want to know about the situation/event, what you did and what happened as a result
TIP 4:
Ask us questions, interview us to make sure it's the right sole for you

Our program structure

The Aon graduate program – Launch, is a 2 year development initiative for graduates in Australia. It targets future leaders and technical specialists able to contribute to the success of our business. What can you expect on Launch:

4 rotations

Participants in the Aon Launch graduate program undertake four six-month rotations. Rotations are driven by business need and the desire to ensure our graduates are exposed to the learning opportunities required to be successful in their career at Aon.
The rotations span across multiple areas within Reinsurance Solutions, Retirement Solutions, and Commercial Risk.

Launch Development Activities

There are a number of structured, on-the-job and professional development activities relevant to the development stream.
This starts with a tailored Induction program. During rotation one regular development sessions are held to help you build foundational knowledge about our business. The second rotation includes working as a project team to tackle a real life business challenge. To prepare you for this you’ll learn about innovation and project management.
Throughout your final rotations, you’ll participate in alumni activities and self-directed learning.

Permanent Landing Role

On successful completion of the program, you will commence a permanent landing role in your relevant development stream – actuarial & analytics, risk or human capital consulting.

Professional Development Opportunities

Where relevant to your development stream, we provide on the job learning to support you to gain industry recognised professional qualifications.

Technical Training

Where relevant to your development stream, we provide technical training such as survey design, product knowledge, systems usage and any other technical components required to complete the rotation successfully.About Aon’s Intern Experience


About Aon’s Intern Experience

Aon's Intern Experience aims to provide university students a flexible internship experience gaining real-world work experience over a period of approximately 4-10 weeks in a part-time capacity. Our Interns learn about Aon's business and culture while developing practical skills necessary for future professional success in an environment dedicated to exceeding client expectations.

Applications generally open early May and close late May. Start dates vary according to the individual role and generally start from July.

What we look for?

  • Final year undergraduate students, with an ability to commence work on a full-time basis the following year
  • Students with solid academic results (grade – credit average or above)
  • Those who can work well in teams, problem solve, show initiative and self-motivation
  • Students with permanent working rights in Australia

What will you get?

  • Opportunity to work in a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions
  • Develop professional skills in a corporate environment which can include; project planning, presentation, research and problem solving, in order to assist with preparation to enter the workforce post studies
  • Prioritised entry into the graduate assessment process, for the 2020 Aon Launch Graduate Program
  • Flexible work schedule to assist completion of study commitments

Aon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity, with an inclusive culture it allows us to deliver to our mission ‘To empower economic and human possibility.’ We encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

The salaries for our Launch graduates are competitive and in line with the market rates. The graduates will also be eligible to Aon’s benefit offerings as a permanent Aon employee.
The successful candidates for the Launch Graduate Program will start in February 2019. The program starts with 4 rotations of 6 months each over 2 years. Those who successfully complete the program move into permanent roles.
Aon recruits for entry level roles across Australia and New Zealand regularly, and these can be great opportunities to start working in the industry. As these roles are not part of our formal graduate program, the training and development opportunities will vary to those on our Graduate program. However Aon prides itself on being a company that supports the growth and development of employees at all levels and in all different sectors. Further details about these roles can be found on our careers page.
If you have any questions about the Aon Launch Graduate Program or the recruitment process, please feel free to contact us at and we will respond as soon as possible.
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