Graduate scheme

South West +2

£25,000-£30,000

  • Do you enjoy getting to the heart of a problem and facilitating solutions?
  • Are you intrigued by technology and what it can do (regardless of what you’ve studied)?
  • Do you want to work for a company that prioritises wellbeing and will support you to achieve professional qualifications?

If so, a Technology Graduate career with us could be just what you’re looking for.

As the UK’s largest insurer, a FTSE 100 company and a global leader in our industry, our Technology teams are crucial to our success. We truly believe our Technology community is amongst the most talented and supportive anywhere. Without their skills and ideas, we wouldn’t be the company we are today.

But we’re not the kind of organisation that gets complacent. We want to keep investing in our technology, and more importantly, we want to keep investing in the people behind our technology.

That’s why our Graduate jobs are permanent from day one.

Technology careers for diverse Graduates

New insights, perspectives and diversity of thought are all invaluable to us. Which is why you don’t need to have studied IT at university to join us in Technology. We have Graduates that have studied everything from Town Planning to Maths, from Computer Science to History, and they’re all equally brilliant.

We have a real variety of roles across our technology teams. As long as you’re curious and passionate about technology, then we can teach you the rest – you’ll have a structured training programme and a support network to help you develop.

Our Change Management 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 customer’s 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. We’ll support you to achieve a BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis qualification.
  • 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. We will support you to achieve the Association of Project Management Project Management Qualification (PMQ).
  • Cloud Architect (Norwich) - 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. Alongside the work, you will gain professional multiple qualifications including the BCS Intermediate Certificate in Enterprise and Solutions Architecture and relevant Cloud qualifications.
  • 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.  Alongside the work, you will gain professional qualifications aligned to your business area.
  • Cyber Governance and Risk Analyst (Bristol) – Cyber security is a crucial and high-profile activity at Aviva and if you joined us in this role you would be working in one of our key teams who are responsible for making sure we are doing enough to keep our customers safe from cyber threats. You’ll work with risk analysis teams to help unveil what we are doing well, and to make recommendations for change. You will be someone who loves using data and analysis to make decisions. This role will give you a strong foundation in cyber security expertise. Alongside the work, you will gain professional qualifications aligned to your business area.

Whatever role you go into, you’ll be working on interesting and challenging initiatives alongside a community of highly skilled and experienced technology professionals who will be on hand to support and encourage you every step of the way. This is a brilliant learning environment – a place where everyone is welcome to share ideas, ask questions and seek out advice.

Where you’ll be based:

We offer Graduate roles in our Norwich, York and Bristol offices.  Not all roles are available in every location so see above which can be based where.

At Aviva we ask our teams to think about when they work in the office and when they work at home. This will vary depending on your role. We call this SMART working. When you join us, your leader will take time to discuss this with you and to agree what works for you, your team and the organisation.

About you 

To join us as a Graduate, you’ll:

  • Already have a degree, in any subject, or you will be graduating this academic year (2022)
  • Have at least five GCSEs or Scottish National 5s at A*-C or 9-4 grade (or equivalent), including English and Maths
  • For Cloud Architect roles, coding knowledge or experience would be advantageous but by no means necessary!
  • Be a force for change and improvement – whether it’s through your studies, your work experience or your outside interests, we’ll want to see how you’ve helped make things better 

You will also be a confident communicator with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, a love of learning and a commitment to continually developing yourself. And it goes without saying that we’ll be looking to see that you have a genuine interest in technology. 

What will you get for this role? 

  • Starting salary from £28,000(depending on your skills, experience and qualifications) 
  • A permanent role from right from the outset – you’ll be taught and developed from the ground up by tackling real responsibilities rather than undertaking role rotations
  • Professional qualifications aligned to your role
  • A caring, welcoming culture complete with wellbeing programmes, flexible working and an in-built support network, including buddies and mentors – many of whom have been with us for years
  • A great support network including leaders, mentors and buddies who will help you grow into your role
  • A holiday allowance of 29 days, plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to five additional days 
  • An annual performance-related bonus and pay review 
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme 
  • Plus plenty more

The recruitment process: 

We’ll assess your strengths as well as looking at how well you connect with our values throughout the process. 

The process itself involves: 

  • Making an online application – this will include answering a short questionnaire and attaching your CV
  • If you pass the initial CV screen, you’ll be sent some online tests 
  • Pass these, and you’ll have a telephone interview with us 
  • And if you do well in these, there’s an assessment day

We will assess you for all roles within the Pathway you apply for and we would encourage you to be as flexible as possible about any role preferences you indicate in your application.  We will take these into account when making any final recruitment decisions but cannot guarantee your role preference.

We are looking at a September 2022 start date for all roles.

Proud to be diverse

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Just send us an email once you’ve applied stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll make sure we interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online but if you require an alternative method of applying, please contact the recruitment team.

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

More Details

Salary

£25,000-£30,000

Apply by

30.11.2021

Locations

Norwich, York and Bristol

Regions

South West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East of England

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