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Are you itching to get started in the big wide world of work? Are you fascinated by technology? Then you’re in the right place.

Our technology community is one of the best around and if you’re as excited about the possibilities the digital world opens up for the future as we are, we’d love you to be part of it. We have a whole host of graduate roles available – and you don’t need to have studied or worked in technology to join us in any of them:

In Change Management, you’ll look at what we’re doing right (so we can do more of it) and what we can improve upon (so we can rethink our approach). All using the power of technology – and your excellent problem-solving skills. Then there’s Software Development. As the name suggests, this is all about developing and releasing software that will keep us at the forefront of our industry. Meanwhile, in Infrastructure, Network and Operations Management, you would be part of a team pivotal to all of our technology and operations. Finally we have User Experience who are responsible for creating brilliant online experiences for our customers!

Wherever you join us, we’ll match you to a role that will fit your skills and interests, and give you huge scope to shape the future of our Technology team.

We currently have no open Technology graduate roles.

But keep checking back later – new roles are added every day.

Start your career right

You’ll be joining us in a graduate job, not on a graduate scheme. So expect to be in a permanent job from day one, without the departmental rotations of graduate schemes, but with all sorts of developmental opportunities tailored to you and your role. Expect a workplace centred around people – you, your colleagues and of course, our customers. And if you want to progress, you can. Simply show us what you can do, and we’ll be right behind you as you take on more and more responsibility, and shape the future of the industry.

At every level here, you’re empowered to be yourself. To take control of your own work and your own progression. And because we’ll put you first, every step of the way, you’ll be able to do the same for our customers.

Not to mention, you’ll have an excellent benefits package with us (but no spoilers yet)…

Different stories. One team.

What’s it like to be a graduate or apprentice in our tech team? We spoke to some of the people who are experiencing it for themselves right now. Watch our short video chat to see what they said.

What you can expect

We have technology graduate opportunities in lots of different roles, and we’ve grouped these into four broad ‘pathways’ so that you can choose the one that’s most suited to your skills, interests and aspirations. So choose the pathway you want to apply for and don’t worry if you’re not sure which specific role will suit you best as we can learn more about you during the process and help guide you in the right direction.

Our Change Management Graduate Pathway is suited to people who are naturally curious – big picture thinkers who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo. If you enjoy organising, whether that’s information or people, and you like to influence thinking and the way things are done, this route could be a good match for you. Our roles in this area include:

  • Business Analyst (Bristol, Norwich or York) – Our Business Analysts capture requirements to drive solutions to meet customers’ needs, whilst being able to explain complex concepts and problems in a simple way. They analyse and evaluate business opportunities and identify areas for improvement. They also champion the use of technology to improve how we do things for our customers and our colleagues
  • Project Manager (Bristol, Norwich or York) – Our Project Managers are the experts of organisation; both of themselves and others! They are comfortable taking the lead in group situations and making sure that everyone is heard, and things get done in the right way, and on time
  • Solution Architect (Bristol, Norwich or York) – Our Solution Architects act as technology leaders in Aviva, working with colleagues from a variety of teams to design creative end to end technology solutions. They communicate well with both technical and business professionals alike
  • Cloud Architect (Norwich or London) – Our Cloud Architects love learning new technology and help the business adopt and leverage the latest innovative Cloud technologies, from serverless and containers to artificial intelligence and machine learning. They support business innovation with proof of concepts and providing them consulting, training, education and governance whilst designing new Cloud platform services to further evolve Aviva’s strategic Cloud platforms

We’re committed to offering our customers the most secure, reliable and engaging experience when they interact with us online, and on our Software Development Graduate Pathway, you’ll be central to that aim. Our roles in this area include: 

  • Software Engineer (Bristol, Norwich or York) – Our Software Engineers develop software for a wide range of our applications. They work to create new products and platforms as well as maintaining and enhancing our existing applications. If you choose this route, you will work collaboratively in small teams to build high quality solutions that meet our customers’ needs: whether delivering technology change internally to meet the wider needs of the organisation or producing innovative digital tech like the award winning “My Aviva” customer portal
  • Release Engineer (Bristol, Norwich, Perth, York) – Our Release Engineers collaborate with developers, testers and system administrators across various stages of the development lifecycle. They are focused in dealing with the technical aspects of getting a release from development to production; they are the ones that keep the continuous integration and continuous delivery conveyor belts moving! They are diligent at making sure version control is applied to the correct code sets in different environments and develop automated configuration tests
  • DevOps Engineer (Norwich) – Our DevOps Engineers are responsible for developing and facilitating the improvement and optimisation of our software engineering practices and processes to speed up and automate the development, testing and release of our code to production. They don’t settle for ‘this is how we have always done it’; instead they are constantly looking for opportunities to improve and optimise how we use technology in our business and are laser focused on providing industry leading cloud capability. For this role you could choose to join as a graduate, without extra formal study, or you might be interested in our DevOps Engineer Master’s Degree Apprenticeship role; this is an opportunity to study for your Master’s degree (MSc Digital and Technology Specialist) whilst getting hands-on experience and exposure to working on products that underpin our technology transformation

Our Infrastructure, Network and Operations Management Graduate Pathway is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the team that underpins all our technology areas: from the infrastructure and hardware, to the networks that connect everyone and everything together and finally the software and suppliers that we use. Our roles in this area include:

  • Network Analyst (Bristol) – Our Network Service is critical to Aviva. It provides the platforms to engage with our customers and the ability for Aviva employees to collaborate. As technology advocates, our Network Analysts support the running of network operations and help develop the service to optimise the way we work
  • Software Asset Management Specialist (Norwich) –Our Asset Management team are essential in managing the software that we use across all Aviva devices. They ensure compliance with our high standards and that all risk is appropriately managed and mitigated. You could find yourself looking after a major vendor or a specific function, but we can guarantee, you will find no two days the same
  • Firewall and Proxy Management Technician (Bristol) – You will learn new technologies which help to deliver a high-quality firewall & proxy service for Aviva. This allows us to deliver projects faster and continually improve our security. The team supports multiple projects which vary from firewall configuration, designing the policies, proxy implementation or consultancy. They champion innovative thinking to ensure our customers are happy while maintaining the integrity of Aviva
  • Supplier Performance Analyst (Norwich) – As a part of this team, you will be responsible for managing the performance of our key strategic suppliers. The tasks are varied but involve performance monitoring, reporting and financial management to name a few. It’s an excellent place to build your relationship management skills and knowledge of our supplier governance structure
  • IT Service Owner (Norwich) – Our Service Owners are technical problem solvers who work closely with the business to encourage change and investment in services. They are responsible for the operation and quality of the IT services as well as continuous improvements and change management. In short, the role comes with a varied workload which means no two days will be same!

We want to make sure our customers have a great experience when using our websites, applications or systems. Our User Experience (UX) Design team focuses on designing systems that offer a great experience to its users. From how people access our websites and apps, to their usability and accessibility, it’s our UX teams that are responsible for this. In this team we offer the following role:

  • User Experience Designer (Norwich or London) – Our User Experience Designers (UX) work in multi-disciplinary product teams to help bring to life our key initiatives. They champion the customer and pursue every opportunity to ensure that we’re delivering digital products that address true customer needs

What you’ll get

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Where you’ll be based

Most of our colleagues are working remotely at the moment but post Covid-19 we anticipate a blend of working from home and being in the office. Our graduate roles are in York, Norwich, Bristol, Perth and London depending on the role. We love working in these vibrant cities, and we’ll tell you why.

York is a city steeped in its ancient Viking roots. Walled by ancient brick, it is a beautiful place to live and work, which is why so many young hipsters have set up camp within the city.

Norwich is equally quaint, with many a cobbled alleyway meandering off the main high street. In 2020, the city was named as one of the UK’s Best Places to Live by The Sunday Times (for the third year in a row), so it’s a great time to join us in this lively eastern corner of England.

If you like your music, Bristol is the place for you. Hear the coolest musicians on the scene today at small, intimate gigs in lively bars across this cultured city. Take a stroll along the canals and enjoy the colourful street art that brings Bristol to life.

Or if it’s a river-side town surrounded by rolling green hills and wild Scottish countryside you’re after, then Perth is where you’ll want to work.

We also have two sites in London – Hoxton Square and St Helen’s. Hoxton Square is home to loads of similarly innovative companies, not to mention some very stylish bars and restaurants. Meanwhile, our St Helen’s offices are in the heart of The City, close to the stunning Leadenhall Market with its vibrant mix of independent boutiques, traditional pubs and eclectic restaurants.

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What you’ll need

We’re looking for graduates with a passion for helping the customer, no matter what it takes. We want people who drive change and innovation, who live to move forward and make an impact. You’ll already have a degree, or you’ll be graduating this year. Plus you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs or Scottish National Five awards at A*–C grade (9–4) or equivalent, which must include English and Maths. And of course, a fascination with all things tech! Some of our roles ask for additional specific experience or knowledge, so refer to the advert for more details.

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If you like what you’ve read and are ready to start building a fantastic career with us, take a look at our technology graduates and start your application.