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Aviva Chartered Accountancy scheme

Aviva Graduate recruitment

Accountants at Aviva don't just look after the books and oversee finance. Here, they add value right across the business, supporting different departments to achieve their goals, influencing key decisions, shaping policy and improving the way we work. In other words, our Chartered Accountants are the highly visible figures who drive our business.

What you'll do. Over three years, you'll complete placements in three separate Finance teams, with the unique opportunity to cover both General Insurance in Norwich and Life Insurance in York. Your placements will show you a mix of front- and back-office operations, from Investment, Reinsurance and Financial Accounting to Group Reporting, Financial Control, Commercial Finance and Taxation. Your particular mix will reflect your developmental requirements and give you the breadth of experience to lay the foundations for your career.

Alongside these Placements you will study to become a Chartered Accountant. Modules cover everything from Financial Reporting to Audit, Law to Taxation. 

By the time you're finished, you'll have a broad and detailed grounding in the wide world of accounting, alongside practical experience that will stand you in good stead throughout your career.

What you'll need. At least an impressive 2.1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and 300 UCAS points or higher from three A Levels or equivalent qualifications (excluding General Studies). Your degree doesn't have to be in a Mathematical discipline– graduates from different academic backgrounds are often able to bring fresh ideas and alternative viewpoints to the table. Mental dexterity is the crucial element, allied to a passion for business, plenty of initiative, great communication skills and clear leadership potential.

Our Graduate Scheme

At Aviva, your Graduate Scheme is focused on you. It’s about your strengths and your interests. They're all two-year Schemes – except if you're aiming to be a Chartered Accountant; then, you'll need three years to qualify professionally before taking up a permanent role.

All the Schemes come with responsibility. You'll be working on live projects, handling live cases and protecting real customers' wealth. However, don't be daunted, you'll have all the training you need to thrive.

Training & development

What training and development can I look forward to?

You’ll have access to a wide range of learning including technical training, personal effectiveness and leadership courses, corporate responsibility opportunities and industry recognized qualifications to support your development.

The specifics of your training will depend on your chosen business scheme, you can read more about this on each of the business area pages.

Benefits to suit

We offer benefits that are both comprehensive and flexible. Whether you're in your first job, you've bought a property, had another child or are looking towards retirement; you'll be able to tailor your rewards so that you can get even more out of working at Aviva.

In practice, you'll get a generous amount of annual leave, and you will be able to buy more through our flexible benefits programme. Many of our roles also include a bonus based on our overall performance and how brilliantly you achieve your objectives.

After that, the benefits you make use of are up to you. There's a pension, share schemes, save-as-you-earn scheme and private health care discounts. In fact, you'll get discounts on virtually all our products - from home insurance to breakdown recovery.


  • Graduate recruitment scheme

  • Contract: Full-Time
  • Salary: £26k

  • Location: Norwich and/or York
  • Education: At least an impressive 2.1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and 300 UCAS points or higher from three A Levels or equivalent qualifications (excluding General Studies)

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