Welcome to AO
It’s really happening – you’re becoming an AOer!
We’re chuffed to bits to be welcoming you to the AO team. To make your first day as worry free as possible, here’s the answers to some of the questions you may have about starting your new role. If you think we’ve missed something, please contact PeopleTeam@ao.com and we’ll be happy to help.
Your virtual induction
To make you feel right at home, here’s a behind-the-scenes tour of what it’s like to work at AO.
New starter checklist
To eliminate the guesswork and make sure you’re feeling fully prepared, here’s a checklist of things to do before your first day.
Read, acknowledge and return your Contract of Employment
Provide photo ID confirming your eligibility to work
Complete and return your AO Welcome pack
If you’re computer based, look out for your kit collection time slot email and log in details
We’ll also be in touch with your day one agenda
Find out about where you’ll be working
We know there’s loads you’ll want to know. Where should you park? What’s the nearest train station? What’s the dress code? Should you bring your own lunch? Find out all this and more by clicking on your location.
If you’re joining the team remotely, you’ll still be getting the full AO induction experience and your line manager will work closely with you to make sure you’ve got all the support you need to get up and running with your role.
We’ll be in touch to confirm how and when you’ll receive your kit such as laptop and all the details and support you might need for your first day (and beyond).
I want to refer someone else for a role at AO, how do I do this?
It takes an AOer to know one, so we’d love to consider your referral. When your referral applies for a role on AO-Jobs.com, make sure they reference your name on the application to let us know they’ve got your stamp of approval.
There’s loads more to know
You’ll find out all about AO, get to know your team and start to understand more about your role as part of your induction. In the meantime, if you want to know a bit more about what to expect, here are a few links to some useful resources.
Your better tomorrow starts now
With AO, the sky’s the limit. We’ll support you to be the best version of yourself and always drive your career forward.
We know not everyone learns in the same way, so we’ll give you different ways of taking in the information you want. As long as you’re eager and have plenty of drive, you’ll find a whole world of development at your fingertips with AO.
Looking for more? Whether you want to improve your day-to-day skills or look to other areas, our Learning Hub and Leader Development programmes are the perfect platform to satisfy your curiosity.
Looking for even more?? Well, knowledge sharing is a massive part of AO’s learning culture. Our people are experts in what they do, so we encourage them to share their know-how and collaborate with people across the group. You’ll have the chance to contribute, share your own expertise with others and even test out some of those brilliant new ideas you’ve been working on.
We can’ wait for you to be part of the AO team, so Let’s Go!