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5th April 2019

Aviva Chartered Accountancy Graduate Scheme – Norwich

Are you an ambitious graduate (in any subject), with a positive, forward-thinking approach that is looking for a role in a stimulating and supportive environment
Do you have the appetite to work towards becoming a Chartered Accountant at the UK’s biggest insurer?
Want to be instrumental in helping drive the success of a FTSE 100 business with a strong global presence?

If so, why not follow in the footsteps of our previous Chartered Accountancy Graduates and your hard work could see you rise rapidly through the managerial ranks. We truly believe new ideas and perspectives are invaluable. Individuals with a curious mind, a customer focus and a real passion for crafting a career in business/finance/insurance get on very well here. If this sounds like you, please read on…

About the scheme

Accountants at Aviva add value right across the business, supporting different departments to achieve their goals, influencing key decisions, crafting and shaping policy and improving the way we work.

Our scheme provides ambitious graduates with a stimulating, meaningful and supportive route in which to gain your ICAEW qualification through the Level 7 Accounting Professional Apprenticeship, which is equivalent to a Master’s degree. The programme will give you the opportunity to become a well-rounded Chartered Accountant and help you launch a high achieving career, grounded in both an insurance specific and more general understanding of accountancy, finance and commercial business.

What you will do:

  • Participate in a three-year scheme
  • Complete three, one-year placements
  • Study for the ICAEW qualification
  • Qualify as a Chartered Accountant

You will complete your one-year placements in different Finance teams, based in Norwich or York. You can be assured that the placements will be dynamic, challenging and substantial, and provide you unrivalled breadth of experience to lay the foundations of your career. As valued member of the finance team from day one you will take ownership of the work you undertake, with clear objectives and responsibilities.

Alongside these placements you'll undertake your studies. Modules cover everything from Financial Reporting to Auditing, Law to Taxation – and each end with an exam. Don't worry though, you'll be able to concentrate fully on them, as you'll be taught by an external education company away from the office, and your manager, buddy and fellow cohort will be encouraging and supportive every step of the way. By the time you're done, you'll have a broad and detailed grounding in the world of commercial accounting as well as practical experience that will stand you in good stead throughout your career.

When you have finished your three years on the scheme, you will be a qualified Chartered Accountant and we will work with you to secure your ideal post-graduate role within Aviva and continue to support you in achieving your career aspirations.

We are looking for highly motivated people who have graduated in any discipline and who have a keen interest in business, finance and insurance, and aspire to be a future Aviva leader.

We look for:

  • 120 UCAS points (new tariff) from 3 A Levels (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of a 2.1 degree. This doesn’t have to be in Accountancy – graduates from diverse backgrounds are often able to offer fresh ideas and alternative view points, but you will need to be numerically competent.

No specific experience previous work experience is required either; mental dexterity is the crucial element, allied to a passion for business, plenty of initiative, great communication skills and clear leadership potential.


  • Starting salary of £26,000.
  • Incremental salary increases.
  • Annual performance-related bonus.
  • Up to 50 paid study days.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Generous 29 day’s holiday, plus bank-holidays.
  • Discounts on all Aviva products.
  • Share Save scheme.
  • Examination fees paid for by Aviva.
  • Aviva fund your student membership to the ICAEW.

The Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process aims to select the strongest talent that also reflect Aviva’s values and culture. Applications are now open and the recruitment process itself consists of:

  • Online Application
  • Numerical and Verbal Testing
  • Telephone Interview
  • Assessment Centre

Assessment centres will take place in June, with you joining us in a little later in the summer if you are successful.

We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying please contact Daniela in the Resourcing team on 0121 234 7660 or daniela.krol@aviva.com  




This job is located in Norwich, Norfolk

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About AVIVA plc

Aviva is a life, general and health insurance business, and provides asset management services. We are the largest insurer in the UK and we have strong businesses in selected international markets. Our products help 34 million customers enjoy the peace of mind...

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