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Application process

Your journey to joining Aviva

What happens once I’ve applied?

Different roles have slightly different processes. Most importantly we want to help everyone who applies here to be able to show us who they are (we’re big on individuality), and what they can do. So below we’ve given you a few pointers on the specifics.

If we can help to make the process smoother for you with any additional support or reasonable adjustments, please let us know by contacting us on 0121 234 7609 or emailing

And just so you know, we interview every disabled applicant who has the essential skills and experience for the job. After you’ve applied, email us to tell us you have a disclosed disability and we’ll take care of the rest.

  • We’ll contact you

    Once you’ve applied, or we’ve found you on LinkedIn, our recruiter will get in touch to discuss your application and the specific opportunity in more detail.

  • We’ll send a test

    If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to the next stage of the process, which could be an online test or interview. If you’re unsuccessful, we’ll let you know.

  • You’ll come to interview

    We’ll get in touch to agree on an interview date and time. Your interview may be a one-to-one meeting or a group assessment. Either way, you can find hints and tips here. There may be more than one stage to this part of the process, but we’ll let you know.

  • We’ll make an offer

    If you’ve wowed us, we’ll verbally offer you the position. Once you’ve accepted, we’ll confirm the offer details in an email.

  • You’ll complete screening checks

    We’ll email you a link to an online form to start your pre-employment screening (PES) checks. We’ll send your contract to you 24-48 hours after you’ve submitted your PES form.

  • You can stay in touch

    Once you pass the PES checks, you’ll get your ‘confirmation of start date’ email. You can ask our Candidate Care team any questions you may have in the run up to your first day.

Interview hints and tips

We know a lot of people get nervous before interviews, and we want you to be yourself. Which means being as comfortable as possible. That’s why we’ve provided some hints and tips to help.