Our people

All about you

Some of what you can expect from us as an employer.

Your development

At Aviva we build high-performing teams by offering game-changing learning and development to all our people. 

We help you stay relevant in an ever-changing world through a suite of learning solutions that develop your mind and accelerate your growth.  

A lifelong learning mindset is a critical part of our investment in both your development and our collective success.  

Some of what you can expect:

  • A global digital portal for anytime, anywhere learning. It showcases opportunities for new experiences, and supports professional and personal development.
  • Connected colleagues through online learning communities.
  • A global graduate and leadership development programme.
  • Apprenticeships and short-term placements.
  • World-class external development opportunities. 

Feedback and coaching is part of our culture. You’ll shape your own experiences by regularly engaging in development conversations with your line manager. It’s ok to ask for all the support and challenge you need - it’s expected.

We’re passionate about using technology and innovation to help you keep your skills relevant in the complex and adaptive world of today. Our focus is on creating the workforce of the future and helping you focus on getting the experiences you need to succeed.

We rolled out GROW, our digital learning platform, to a global audience in 2017. It’s part of an ecosystem of tools and resources to help our people to be the best they can be today, and in the future.

Aviva really invests in training, in development. As an employee you have a whole variety of options to move within the organisation, to do different things.
Martyna Śliwecka, Aviva Poland employee

Our values in action

Each year we look to all corners of Aviva to find the true values legends. Those people that champion our values every day. We celebrate these colleagues at our Living Legends Awards at our CEO Forum. We share their stories, and recognise their contribution by donating £5,000 to a charity of their choice.   

Leadership

Being a leader today is about being responsive to a diverse and changing workforce.  

We support our leaders in keeping their skills and experiences fresh to navigate these complex demands.  Alongside traditional leadership programmes, we help our leaders develop skills to make sure they stay agile and adaptive for today and tomorrow.

If you join us as a leader, you’ll also join us in living our values: care more, kill complexity, never rest, and create legacy. They are central to everything we do.

In a world evolving at pace we expect our leaders to support our people and grow our business by:

  • getting ahead of and solving new customers’ needs
  • building teams that change the game
  • freeing their people to do the best work they ever have
  • making ‘tomorrow’ happen today. 

We give huge support to our leaders, rewarding them for their success in developing their teams. 

Aviva is a great place to come to be stretched and supported, in equal measure.

Benefits

We believe in paying our people appropriately for the job they do and the contribution they make - so we’ll always try to offer you competitive and fair rewards.  

The benefits you get vary from country to country.  But wherever you are in the world, your wellbeing is crucial.  If you feel physically and mentally well, you’ll be happier and perform better. Some of our people share their mental health stories in this video: 

We’re a brilliant health and protection business. We’ll share this expertise with you as part of your benefits because we care about our people - the people who care about our customers, every day.  

We help our people blend the demands of work and home through initiatives like:

  • Our maternity policy in Asia and maternity coaching in Aviva Investors.
  • Time off for parents when their children start school.
  • Dental health and lifestyle management in India.
  • UK policy for our people who are carers.  Here, our Chief People Officer, Danny Harmer, explains why it’s so important:

“Many of our Aviva colleagues have caring responsibilities, which is why we place so much importance on our carers policy. We support colleagues in a number of ways, including 35 hours paid leave per year to help manage caring responsibilities and flexible working options.

Debbie Bullock balances work with taking care of her son Matty

“But it isn’t just practical support that carers need. Emotional wellbeing is equally important, and having access to advice, caring experts or just someone to talk to can be a huge help. Our Aviva Carers Community is run by colleagues who are themselves carers, with support from the wider business.”

To understand how the policy helps carers who work at Aviva, read Debbie’s story.

For more information, help and advice about caring, visit https://www.carersuk.org/

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