If you’re on track to gain a degree (in any discipline) and to start full-time employment in September 2021, you are eligible to join our graduate programme. To apply, simply follow the steps after clicking the ‘Apply’ button at the foot of this page. When you’ve sent us your application, we’ll send an email to let you know we’ve received it.
If you pass the application stage, we’ll send you a link to two tests. One is the Situational Strengths Test (SST) and will reveal tasks you could experience during the Graduate Leadership Programme, while assessing your relevant strengths.
The other test is our Critical Reasoning Test (CRT) which will assess your ability to draw logical conclusions, evaluate information accurately and judge the arguments presented to you.
There’s no limit to how long you can take, but we will be recording your time. On average, the tests take 40 minutes each to complete.
You may not live in the country you’re applying to work in, so the first interview is a recorded video. We’ll ask you a series of strengths-based questions (you’ll get a test question first, to practise) and our online system will guide you through the process, step by step. Just make sure you’re somewhere quiet, where you won’t get disturbed. We recommend that you’re honest and open, and go into as much detail as you can.
Unfortunately, due to the volume of candidates who apply to this programme, we can only provide feedback to those who have reached the assessment day stage.
If we think you have what we’re after, we’ll invite you to an assessment centre. We’ll give you lots of pointers on how to prepare and what to expect on the day.
Some of our assessment centres are held locally, so you might need to travel to the country that you’ve applied for. This year it is likely that our assessment centres will be held online.
Either way, you’ll complete a group task, a series of individually completed micro-assessments, and a strengths-based interview with one of our Senior Business representatives.
If you’re successful at the assessment centre, we’ll call to offer you a place on our scheme. If you aren’t successful this time we’ll let you know – and if you’d like more feedback on why, just ask.
Because of the international nature of the programme, getting together face-to-face prior to starting can be challenging. However, we will ensure that you’re able to chat to other people joining the programme via our Graduate Leadership Programme App. You’ll also be allocated a buddy prior to joining and receive further information about Aviva before you start.