Our people

Our people

Our people are Aviva. They are focused on delivering our purpose and making things better for our customers and colleagues. They make this great place to work.

Our business has always been about bringing people together to help one another when it really matters.  Making sure that every one of the 31,000 people at Aviva can thrive as individuals is good for them, good for the organisation, and good for our customers too.
Danny Harmer, Chief People Officer

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Our culture

We encourage our people to always act with the customer in mind, take ownership for what they do, manage the risks around them and speak up for what matters.

Our values - Care more, Never rest, Kill complexity and Create legacy - underpin our approach. We strive to live them every day.  They guide everything we do and the decisions we take.

Our people
We believe high-performing teams value the power of difference.

Diversity and inclusion

We believe everyone at Aviva should be themselves.

We are determined to have a diverse workforce and inclusive culture where different views and opinions are encouraged. We ask our people where change is needed, where we are doing great things and where we can be better.

We have six global employee resource groups, bringing together a wide range of support networks from across the business. More than 6,000 employees have joined our Aviva Communities which cover race and religion, gender, sexuality, caring responsibilities, age, and mental and physical health.

Read more about our approach to diversity and inclusion.

Developing careers

We take career development seriously, offering a range of training, development and leadership programmes across all our markets.

Take our Coaching Faculty. It’s made up of around 70 colleagues from seven of our markets who qualified through the Aviva Coaching Programme. The Coaching Faculty means more of our people have access to 1:1 coaching which supports their leadership, personal and career development.

From graduates to apprentices to emerging leaders* we give everyone the chance to grow, offering coaching, mentoring, support for professional qualifications and access to a digital learning platform with more than 7,000 courses on a range of subjects.

Visit our Careers page to find out more about working here

Doing the right thing for our people

Being a Living Wage Employer

We want our people to enjoy a decent standard of living – that’s why we’re proud to be a 'Living Hours' and real Living Wage Employer in the UK. And that includes contractors and suppliers who work on our sites too. People like Lynne Hanner and her team, who do a great job helping to keep our offices in Norwich clean and safe.

In this video Lynne talks to some of our people about the huge difference the Living Wage has made:

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Equal paid parental leave for Aviva employees

We give our people in the UK, Ireland, France, Singapore, Canada and Italy equal paid parental leave. Regardless of gender, sexual orientation or how they become a parent – birth, adoption or surrogacy – they’re entitled to the same amount of paid and unpaid time off. 

Since we launched it in 2017, we’ve learnt a lot. Watch our video to find out more and see the impact it’s had for some of our people:

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