Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re thinking about joining the programme, we’re sure you have a lot of questions. Below are the most common questions we’re asked by graduates like you, and we hope the responses give you the information you need.

What are the entry criteria for the programme?

In order to qualify for the programme, you’ll need:

  • to be on track to graduate with a degree in any discipline
  • to be able to commit to full-time employment in September 2021
  • the ambition to lead at the highest levels
  • the propensity to work with different cultures
  • commit to move locally to a different city in your home country
  • multi-lingual skills are advantageous and you must be fluent in the language of the country of application

What work experience opportunities do you offer for students and graduates?

Please check our individual market careers websites, listed here, for details.

If my previous application wasn’t successful, how long do I have to wait before I can reapply?

You’ll have to wait until the following academic year before re-applying.

Do you accept applications from graduates who require work permits?

You need to be eligible to work in the country that you are applying for without the need for sponsorship.

I graduated a few years ago; can I still apply for a graduate position?

Yes of course, we welcome all students from all backgrounds. What’s important to us is that you have a good academic record, a flexible approach to where you will be working and commitment to our Graduate Leadership Programme.

What type of lead times should I expect?

Whilst we’ll process your application as quickly as possible, lead times can vary dependent on country, their close date and the volume of applications. We will keep you fully up-to-date with your progress at regular intervals throughout the application process.

Will my travel expenses be reimbursed?

Our first stage interview is a video, and your assessment centre may be virtual too, so you won’t need to travel. Each country will have its own policy for this so please ask your local recruiter for further details.

What is the salary of the Graduate Leadership Programme?

Given the international nature of the programme, we will provide a salary aligned to the market you are recruited to and benchmarked to similar companies in that country. The programme will offer competitive benefits throughout the scheme.

Will I be able to choose my assignment?

Each assignment is dependent on business needs and experience required, so it is important that you are open and willing to move into any role.

Will I be able to meet other people on the programme before I start?

Due to the global nature of the programme, getting together face-to-face prior to joining 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 will also be allocated a buddy prior to joining and receive further information about Aviva before you start.