aon bursary 2024-2025 programme and duration?

About Aon

Aon plc South Africa was founded in 1996 and is a global professional services firm providing a broad range of insurance, risk, retirement and health solutions. The company operates in 120 countries with 500 global offices and 50000 employees worldwide. It provides excellent results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics. Aon provides services to several industrial sectors such as aerospace and aviation, construction and engineering, finance, agriculture, life sciences and health, real estate, retail trade, technology and logistics.

Aon South Africa comprises of Aon Risk Solutions, Aon Hewitt and Aon Benfield. Aon Risk Solution provides short-term insurance and risk management solutions, corporate and commercial solutions, risk consulting for businesses as well as household and motor insurance for individuals. Aon Hewitt offers employee benefits management such as retirement funding, healthcare, talent and compensation. Aon Benfield is a reinsurance mediator and capital advisor.

Aon plc, established by Patrick Ryan in 1982, resulted from the merger of the Ryan Insurance Group and the Combined Insurance Company of America. The company adopted the name Aon in 1987, meaning “one” in Gaelic. Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, Aon is a professional services firm that specializes in retirement, health consulting, and risk services. The company’s core capabilities include Risk, Talent, Health, Retirement, Capital, and Data & Analytics.

With approximately 500 offices across 120 countries and a workforce of 50,000 employees, Aon is a global organization. In South Africa, Aon operates in 8 provinces and has 12 local offices, employing over 700 staff members. Aon South Africa is a leading provider of risk consulting, employee benefit solutions, insurance broking, and reinsurance broking for businesses, employees, and individuals.

About the Bursary Programme:

Aon South Africa offers bursaries to three high-achieving students who aspire to advance their studies and embark on a career in the insurance industry.

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The bursaries are available to 3rd-year, Honours, or Masters degree students pursuing a qualification in Risk and Insurance.

The value of the bursary and the coverage of fees will be determined upon selection of the recipients.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for the bursary:

  • South African citizenship
  • Completion of Matric (Grade 12)
  • Full-time study towards a qualification with a major in Risk and Insurance
  • Entering the 3rd year, Honours, or Masters level of study
  • Enrollment at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa
  • Excellent academic record

How to Apply for the Bursary:

Applications must be submitted online through the Aon careers portal. Before applying, applicants need to register an account on the portal. Once registered, applicants can log in and complete the application.

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Applicants must submit clear copies of the following supporting documents along with the application form:

  • Certified copy of ID document
  • Certified copy of Matric certificate
  • Certified copy of full academic record from the tertiary institution
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Closing Date:

The closing date for applications is 10 January. It is essential to submit the application before this date to ensure consideration.

Contact Information:

For any inquiries regarding the bursary programme, applicants can contact Aon directly:

Aon Bursaries

Aon South Africa (Pty) Ltd is a provider of insurance and reinsurance brokerage, risk consulting and employee benefit solutions. The company has more than 800 employees in its 13 offices in South Africa. Aon South Africa aims to the development of skills in the Insurance industry. Through this, the company is offering bursary opportunities to 5 South African students who has great potential in their academic fields and would like to pursue their studies in the Insurance Industry.

Bursary Requirements And Eligibility

  • 3rd year, Honours or Masters Students
  • Risk and Insurance as a major
  • Good academic record
  • South African Citizen

How To Apply And Application Details

  1. Apply online at the Aon Career portal and click on the “Apply” button to start the application process.
  2. Create an online profile on the Aon South Africa website or use your existing Linkedin account.
  3. Prepare and accompany your application with the following:
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Academic transcript
    • South African ID
    • Matric Certificate

Closing Date

10 January 

Contact Details

Address: The Place, 1 Sandton Drive, Sandhurst

Post: P O Box 1874, parklands, 2121

Tel: +27 (0)11 944 7000

Fax:+27 (0)11 944 8000

Please do not send any queries after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here: