Leading professional services company Aon will be looking to expand its corporate apprenticeship programs by investing almost $30 million over the next five years. The company will take lead on the creation of local apprenticeship networks across six cities in the United States as well as overseas in London. Aon hopes the funds will help to expand their programs and help them to introduce a cohort of 100 apprentices next year in Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. Aon has already seen great success with these programs through partnerships with Accenture and Zurich Insurance Group where they have hosted small classes of 25 apprentices which have grown to encapsulate 40 total employers with over 740 apprentices.
"The apprenticeship program has brought so many talented colleagues to our firm and we know it has tremendous potential to create new opportunities and professional networks for both apprentices and participating employers across the United States. "This is an innovative way for employers to attract and retain diverse talent, prepare future leaders, and contribute to building a more future-focused, resilient workforce."
Greg Case, Chief Executive Officer of Aon
Through its partnership with Accenture Aon, will lead the charge in the expansion of the Chicago Apprentice Network to other cities. Aon's apprenticeship programs continue to provide opportunities for diverse professionals to develop skills in the workplace while simultaneously earning as they learn. Participants will be offered permanent positions with competitive salaries, benefits, and financial support for the cost of education as part of their program. The Apprenticeship program has also helped Aon build a talent pipeline of highly skilled and diverse professionals. As part of Aon's global commitments to further increase diversity and inclusion into the firm's culture, expanding the Apprenticeship Program will help build a more resilient workforce and drive productivity and success for our clients while also making a greater impact in their communities.