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Apprentice Software Engineer



5th April 2019

At Aviva we strongly believe new ideas and perspectives are invaluable. So, we are looking for individuals with a curious mind, a customer focus and a passion for technology and software development to join us as Apprentice Software Developers.

About the role

As a successful candidate, you will have a unique opportunity to develop a long-term career with the UK’s largest insurer whilst working towards the software developer Level 4 qualification. 

Our Digital teams are doing great things; we created the award-winning customer portal ‘My Aviva’ which has been so successful its now a global platform, we develop all our own mobile apps and we were even awarded Digital Insurance Company of the year at the Data, Analytics & Technology Awards for Insurance! Not only will you get to work on great interesting and challenging projects, but you will also be working alongside a highly capable and experienced team of digital professionals.

In Software Engineering, we enhance existing products, create new products and platforms and maintain our existing applications.  We work collaboratively in small teams to build high quality solutions that meet our customers’ needs, first time.

As a Software Developer Apprentice, you will be trained to do a variety of tasks including:

  • Writing and testing code for our Digital Applications
  • Using distributed version control systems to maintain our solutions’ source code
  • Applying software design patterns to commonly encountered coding problems
  • Using Behaviour Driven Development practices to deliver quality solutions
  • Maintaining component build pipelines as a part of Continuous Integration practices
  • Applying software design patterns to commonly encountered coding problems

As a Software Developer Apprentice, you will work towards the Level four, an accredited apprenticeship scheme with an industry recognised qualification. 

Throughout the duration of your studies you will spend a large proportion of your time learning on the job and working as part of a team.  You will have dedicated ‘off the job’ time to focus on your studies, working with a National Training Provider to support your accredited learning.

About you

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate confidence, flexibility, and motivation and be committed to developing themselves to build a long-term career in Aviva. You will also hold a Minimum of either of the below:

  • 5 GCSE’s A-C this must include English and Maths also preferably an IT or business-related subject AND
  • 3 A levels at grade A-C, a Level 3 apprenticeship or other equivalent qualifications.

Desirable Knowledge & Skills

  • Natural curiosity, initiative and innovation
  • Evidence of programming interests (i.e. examples of own code)
  • Desire to learn
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work under pressure
  • Good team player, networking across the virtual team
  • Performance driven
  • Owning personal development

What will you get for this role?

  • Starting salary of £17,000
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying please contact Lacey Lane Mckoy in the Resourcing team on 0121 234 7612 or lacey.lane-mckoy@avia.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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