Your Aviva Actuarial scheme

Starting salary from £26,000 + £1,500 joining bonus


Norwich, York or Eastleigh


Graduates with natural commercial acumen and an instinctive flair for numbers and statistics are sought after by businesses the length and breadth of the country. And the very best are drawn towards the role of Actuary.


Many of them have joined Aviva. So you'll have a wealth of talent to call on for advice and support as you work with a company ranked alongside (and often ahead of) leading financial institutions.


What you'll do. Actuaries paint a picture of the future with numbers. And here at Aviva, those pictures predict how our life, pensions and general insurance products will fare, and how well our own IT, marketing and business operations will work.


It's certainly not the easiest job in the world; you'll need to pass the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' exams. But while the average qualifying time throughout the industry is five years, we've had trainees pass in three. In other words, your talent, ambition and dedication will be in safe hands here. The fact you'll have the option to take up to 45 study days each year will help, too.


What you'll need. Aside from the commercial acumen we've mentioned, you'll need a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in a suitably numerical subject and 300 UCAS points or higher from three A Levels or equivalent qualifications (excluding General Studies). And you'll need to be comfortable working closely with people. After all, you'll be explaining highly complex issues in an uncomplicated way to people who aren't specialists in your area, but are the key business decision makers here at Aviva.

 

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Your Aviva Chartered Accountancy scheme

£26,000 + £1,500 joining bonus

Norwich and/or York


Accountants at Aviva don't just look after the books and oversee finance. Here, they add value right across the business, supporting different departments to achieve their goals, influencing key decisions, shaping policy and improving the way we work. In other words, our Chartered Accountants are the highly visible figures who drive our business.


What you'll do. Over three years, you'll complete placements in three separate Finance teams, with the unique opportunity to cover both General Insurance in Norwich and Life Insurance in York. Your placements will show you a mix of front- and back-office operations, from Investment, Reinsurance and Financial Accounting to Group Reporting, Financial Control, Commercial Finance and Taxation. Your particular mix will reflect your developmental requirements and give you the breadth of experience to lay the foundations for your career.

Alongside these Placements you will study to become a Chartered Accountant. Modules cover everything from Financial Reporting to Audit, Law to Taxation. 

By the time you're finished, you'll have a broad and detailed grounding in the wide world of accounting, alongside practical experience that will stand you in good stead throughout your career.

What you'll need. At least an impressive 2.1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and 300 UCAS points or higher from three A Levels or equivalent qualifications (excluding General Studies). Your degree doesn't have to be in a Mathematical discipline– graduates from different academic backgrounds are often able to bring fresh ideas and alternative viewpoints to the table. Mental dexterity is the crucial element, allied to a passion for business, plenty of initiative, great communication skills and clear leadership potential.

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Your Aviva Insurance scheme

£25,000 + £1,500 joining bonus 


UK wide


This is business on its largest scale. We underwrite, manage and control policies for millions of personal and business customers. Policies worth billions of pounds – both in terms of sales and liabilities. And we trade through 3,000 insurance brokers and partners like Swintons, Aon and Barclays. So this is your opportunity to get involved in big-time business-critical work: understanding risk and setting premiums, managing customers and brokers, conducting business deals and negotiations; designing marketing and communications campaigns and e-commerce for B2B customers; building our broker segmentation model and propositions; and most crucially of all, designing the insurance products of the future.

What you'll do. The two years will fly by. You'll build a broad understanding of the area by taking on a variety of roles and projects in one of three areas of our core Insurance business. Expect challenge after challenge and a wealth of opportunities to prove you're worthy of more and more responsibility.


You’ll build your technical skills whilst also meeting brokers and customers face to face. You’ll get all the training you need to develop your knowledge of insurance products while learning how to assess risk and underwrite. As well as helping you build your client and broker relationship management skills we’ll sponsor you to study for the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) exams. You’ll aim to gain the Advanced Diploma within three years. The CII is the premier professional organisation for those working in the insurance and financial services industry.


The Aviva Insurance Scheme operates across three of our most important general insurance divisions:-Corporate & Speciality Risk (CSR). How do you help big companies manage the risks involved in running their business? The answers come from a CSR team that serves many of the UK’s FTSE 100 names and the top 100 private businesses. Our products range from motor, property and casualty to speciality cover such as construction, legal indemnity and marine. Working here, you'll help us maintain impeccable standards of underwriting, claims, relationship management and operations – and achieve our goal of being a top three player in the market.


Intermediary & Partnerships (I&P). Around 80% of our UK revenue comes via brokers and partners selling our personal and commercial products. So the task of making these products appeal to these companies and their clients is clearly a critical one. There are two main ways to do it: first, by managing our I&P relationships and distribution channels to maximise sales; and second, with ingenious marketing strategies to grow market share. It's exciting, fast-paced work that calls for lots of energy, self-motivation and superb relationship-building skills.


Underwriting, Pricing and Product (UPP). This is where we develop our underwriting strategies and monitor the performance of our business portfolios. It’s also where we build world-leading new insurance solutions to meet customers' needs, at the right price, with all risks accurately factored in. It takes a vast array of expertise to do that, first in core underwriting and pricing skills but also in other areas as varied as digital marketing, telematics, thermal imaging, flood mapping, fraud, government lobbying, cross-border risk assessment, IT innovation, governance, risk and much more besides. Working here will quickly build your leadership, influencing, teamwork and project management skills.


On each path, you'll be involved in live work from the start – so you can get your hands dirty and add value to the business right away. Day-to-day, you'll also get to work with our Senior Leadership Team and other business areas. In other words, you won't have to go far out of your way to build a reputation for excellence.
As if all that wasn't enough, you'll sit the Chartered Insurance Institute's exams (we'll consider supporting you through other relevant qualifications too). And around three months from the end of the Scheme, we'll sit down with you and talk about what kind of permanent role you'd like to take on.

What you'll need. First of all, the flexibility to move to any of our sites. Your two-year placement could take you as far north as Perth, down to London and anywhere in between. At least a 2.1 degree, preferably business-focused and for our CSR scheme you’ll need at least 300 UCAS points or higher from A Levels or equivalent qualifications (excluding General Studies). But we're open to commercially-minded people with any kind of background. What's important to us is your entrepreneurial flair, business acumen, unshakeable commitment, confident organisation and influential personality. That's the kind of potential that will make you one of our leaders in the future.

Your Aviva Actuarial scheme

Starting salary from £26,000 + £1,500 joining bonus


Norwich, York or Eastleigh


Graduates with natural commercial acumen and an instinctive flair for numbers and statistics are sought after by businesses the length and breadth of the country. And the very best are drawn towards the role of Actuary.


Many of them have joined Aviva. So you'll have a wealth of talent to call on for advice and support as you work with a company ranked alongside (and often ahead of) leading financial institutions.


What you'll do. Actuaries paint a picture of the future with numbers. And here at Aviva, those pictures predict how our life, pensions and general insurance products will fare, and how well our own IT, marketing and business operations will work.


It's certainly not the easiest job in the world; you'll need to pass the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' exams. But while the average qualifying time throughout the industry is five years, we've had trainees pass in three. In other words, your talent, ambition and dedication will be in safe hands here. The fact you'll have the option to take up to 45 study days each year will help, too.


What you'll need. Aside from the commercial acumen we've mentioned, you'll need a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in a suitably numerical subject and 300 UCAS points or higher from three A Levels or equivalent qualifications (excluding General Studies). And you'll need to be comfortable working closely with people. After all, you'll be explaining highly complex issues in an uncomplicated way to people who aren't specialists in your area, but are the key business decision makers here at Aviva.

 

Training & development

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Your Aviva Chartered Accountancy scheme

£26,000 + £1,500 joining bonus

Norwich and/or York


Accountants at Aviva don't just look after the books and oversee finance. Here, they add value right across the business, supporting different departments to achieve their goals, influencing key decisions, shaping policy and improving the way we work. In other words, our Chartered Accountants are the highly visible figures who drive our business.


What you'll do. Over three years, you'll complete placements in three separate Finance teams, with the unique opportunity to cover both General Insurance in Norwich and Life Insurance in York. Your placements will show you a mix of front- and back-office operations, from Investment, Reinsurance and Financial Accounting to Group Reporting, Financial Control, Commercial Finance and Taxation. Your particular mix will reflect your developmental requirements and give you the breadth of experience to lay the foundations for your career.

Alongside these Placements you will study to become a Chartered Accountant. Modules cover everything from Financial Reporting to Audit, Law to Taxation. 

By the time you're finished, you'll have a broad and detailed grounding in the wide world of accounting, alongside practical experience that will stand you in good stead throughout your career.

What you'll need. At least an impressive 2.1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and 300 UCAS points or higher from three A Levels or equivalent qualifications (excluding General Studies). Your degree doesn't have to be in a Mathematical discipline– graduates from different academic backgrounds are often able to bring fresh ideas and alternative viewpoints to the table. Mental dexterity is the crucial element, allied to a passion for business, plenty of initiative, great communication skills and clear leadership potential.

Apply

Your Aviva Insurance scheme

£25,000 + £1,500 joining bonus 


UK wide


This is business on its largest scale. We underwrite, manage and control policies for millions of personal and business customers. Policies worth billions of pounds – both in terms of sales and liabilities. And we trade through 3,000 insurance brokers and partners like Swintons, Aon and Barclays. So this is your opportunity to get involved in big-time business-critical work: understanding risk and setting premiums, managing customers and brokers, conducting business deals and negotiations; designing marketing and communications campaigns and e-commerce for B2B customers; building our broker segmentation model and propositions; and most crucially of all, designing the insurance products of the future.

What you'll do. The two years will fly by. You'll build a broad understanding of the area by taking on a variety of roles and projects in one of three areas of our core Insurance business. Expect challenge after challenge and a wealth of opportunities to prove you're worthy of more and more responsibility.


You’ll build your technical skills whilst also meeting brokers and customers face to face. You’ll get all the training you need to develop your knowledge of insurance products while learning how to assess risk and underwrite. As well as helping you build your client and broker relationship management skills we’ll sponsor you to study for the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) exams. You’ll aim to gain the Advanced Diploma within three years. The CII is the premier professional organisation for those working in the insurance and financial services industry.


The Aviva Insurance Scheme operates across three of our most important general insurance divisions:-Corporate & Speciality Risk (CSR). How do you help big companies manage the risks involved in running their business? The answers come from a CSR team that serves many of the UK’s FTSE 100 names and the top 100 private businesses. Our products range from motor, property and casualty to speciality cover such as construction, legal indemnity and marine. Working here, you'll help us maintain impeccable standards of underwriting, claims, relationship management and operations – and achieve our goal of being a top three player in the market.


Intermediary & Partnerships (I&P). Around 80% of our UK revenue comes via brokers and partners selling our personal and commercial products. So the task of making these products appeal to these companies and their clients is clearly a critical one. There are two main ways to do it: first, by managing our I&P relationships and distribution channels to maximise sales; and second, with ingenious marketing strategies to grow market share. It's exciting, fast-paced work that calls for lots of energy, self-motivation and superb relationship-building skills.


Underwriting, Pricing and Product (UPP). This is where we develop our underwriting strategies and monitor the performance of our business portfolios. It’s also where we build world-leading new insurance solutions to meet customers' needs, at the right price, with all risks accurately factored in. It takes a vast array of expertise to do that, first in core underwriting and pricing skills but also in other areas as varied as digital marketing, telematics, thermal imaging, flood mapping, fraud, government lobbying, cross-border risk assessment, IT innovation, governance, risk and much more besides. Working here will quickly build your leadership, influencing, teamwork and project management skills.


On each path, you'll be involved in live work from the start – so you can get your hands dirty and add value to the business right away. Day-to-day, you'll also get to work with our Senior Leadership Team and other business areas. In other words, you won't have to go far out of your way to build a reputation for excellence.
As if all that wasn't enough, you'll sit the Chartered Insurance Institute's exams (we'll consider supporting you through other relevant qualifications too). And around three months from the end of the Scheme, we'll sit down with you and talk about what kind of permanent role you'd like to take on.

What you'll need. First of all, the flexibility to move to any of our sites. Your two-year placement could take you as far north as Perth, down to London and anywhere in between. At least a 2.1 degree, preferably business-focused and for our CSR scheme you’ll need at least 300 UCAS points or higher from A Levels or equivalent qualifications (excluding General Studies). But we're open to commercially-minded people with any kind of background. What's important to us is your entrepreneurial flair, business acumen, unshakeable commitment, confident organisation and influential personality. That's the kind of potential that will make you one of our leaders in the future.

Our Graduate Scheme

At Aviva, your Graduate Scheme is focused on you. It’s about your strengths and your interests. They're all two-year Schemes – except if you're aiming to be a Chartered Accountant; then, you'll need three years to qualify professionally before taking up a permanent role.

All the Schemes come with responsibility. You'll be working on live projects, handling live cases and protecting real customers' wealth. However, don't be daunted, you'll have all the training you need to thrive.

Training & development

What training and development can I look forward to?

You’ll have access to a wide range of learning including technical training, personal effectiveness and leadership courses, corporate responsibility opportunities and industry recognized qualifications to support your development.

The specifics of your training will depend on your chosen business scheme, you can read more about this on each of the business area pages.

Benefits to suit

We offer benefits that are both comprehensive and flexible. Whether you're in your first job, you've bought a property, had another child or are looking towards retirement; you'll be able to tailor your rewards so that you can get even more out of working at Aviva.

In practice, you'll get a generous amount of annual leave, and you will be able to buy more through our flexible benefits programme. Many of our roles also include a bonus based on our overall performance and how brilliantly you achieve your objectives.

After that, the benefits you make use of are up to you. There's a pension, share schemes, save-as-you-earn scheme and private health care discounts. In fact, you'll get discounts on virtually all our products - from home insurance to breakdown recovery.

From 25 days holiday (and you can buy more)

Healthcare cash plan

In-house financial advice

Home insurance discount

Travel insurance discount

Savings on your mobile bills

Home computing loan

Pension

Recruitment process

Total confidence? Or a few butterflies? 

Decide on the programme you want to do and where you want to work. Then apply online by using the ‘Apply' button. We recommend that you thoroughly read the website before you submit your application. As part of the application, we'll ask you to write about yourself, and why you think the programme is right for you, and to tell us about something you've done that has made you feel proud. We recommend that you're as honest and open as you can be, so that we can get a sense of who you are and what matters to you. You might find it easier to write your answers up separately and copy and paste them into the online form so that you have the opportunity to make sure you're really happy with them. Once you are and you've sent us your application, we'll send you an email to confirm we've received it.

We'll review your application and let you know whether or not we will be progressing you to the next step which is to complete some online aptitude tests.

If you fit our criteria we'll arrange a suitable time and date with you to talk through your application. If we think you have what we’re after, we'll invite you to a face-to-face interview or an assessment centre depending on your availability. Don't worry. We'll give you lots of pointers on how to prepare and what to expect on the day.
At our assessment centres you may experience for example: a presentation, a group task and a face-to-face interview, or other forms of assessment. But don’t worry, it's really important to us that you feel relaxed so we can see you at your best, so we'll give you time to prepare. Remember though, the assessment centre isn't just our chance to find out whether you're right for us. It's also your chance to decide whether we're right for you.


If you are successful at the assessment centre we will call to offer you a place on the Aviva Graduate Scheme. If you aren't successful this time we'll let you know – and if you'd like more feedback on why, just ask.

Before you join us you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. We do ask for quite a lot of information but we'll guide you through this step-by-step.
If you are successful in being offered a role, Aviva will carry out the following pre-employment screening checks:

Check your legal right to work in the UK

  • Carry out an education and qualification check
  • Carry out a criminal history check
  • Carry out a credit check
  • Carry out a check against a Fraud Prevention Database (CIFAS)
  • External Auditor check

As we provide financial services, we're heavily regulated. We use the documents you bring with you to your assessment centre, like your passport for instance, to do these pre-employment screening checks. But we might need other documents on top. We complete this process for all new Aviva employees – it's an important part of reassuring our customers that their personal information is in safe hands.
Once the checks are complete, we'll send you your contract, start date and induction details.

Your first day – welcome to Aviva.
Before you start you’ll join other Aviva Graduates from around the country on a joint induction. This will introduce you to the company and help you get ready for great things ahead.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and vacancies are filled on a first come first served basis so we advise candidates to apply early to avoid disappointment.
Deadlines and closing dates are set according to the demands of the business. If schemes are reopened or extended we still only consider one application within the Scheme year.