- Would you love to do a Masters Degree, but also want to earn a salary?
- Do you have an interest in continuously improving how software is developed through tooling, practices and processes? Are you intrigued by technology and what it can do?
- Do you want to work for a company that prioritises wellbeing and will support you to achieve professional qualifications?
If so, studying for your Masters Degree on an Apprenticeship with Aviva, could be just what you’re looking for.
As the UK’s largest insurer, a FTSE 100 company and a global leader in our industry, our Technology teams are crucial to our success. We truly believe our Technology community is amongst the most talented and supportive anywhere. Without their skills and ideas, we wouldn’t be the company we are today.
But we’re not the kind of organisation that gets complacent. We want to keep investing in our technology, and more importantly, we want to keep investing in the people behind our technology.
That’s why this job is permanent from day one.
Our DevOps Engineer Masters Degree Apprenticeship is an opportunity to study for your Masters degree (MSc Digital and Technology Specialist) whilst getting hands-on experience and exposure to working on products that underpin our technology transformation. You will join a 24-month Apprenticeship programme where you’ll spend 80% of your time gaining real hands-on experience in the role and 20% dedicated to your Apprenticeship studies.
Our DevOps Engineers are responsible for developing and facilitating the improvement and optimisation of our software engineering practices and processes to speed up and automate the development, testing and release of our code to production. They don’t settle for ‘this is how we have always done it’; instead they are constantly looking for opportunities to improve and optimise how we use technology in our business and are laser focussed on providing industry leading cloud capability
You’ll be working on interesting and challenging initiatives alongside a community of highly skilled and experienced technology professionals who will be on hand to support and encourage you every step of the way. This is a brilliant learning environment – a place where everyone is welcome to share ideas, ask questions and seek out advice.
Where you’ll be based:
We offer the Graduate Masters Apprenticeship roles in our Norwich office. Flexible working has been engrained into our culture for a long time now. Post COVID-19, you can expect a blend of working in the office and some home working as applicable.
To join us as a Graduate, you’ll:
- Have, or be on track to achieve, a 2:2 Honours Degree in Computing, Technology or Engineering
- OR have relevant qualification(s) and/or demonstrable technology or engineering work experience relevant to the role and Apprenticeship level
- Either way we’ll ask you to complete an online code test as part of our selection process
- Have at least five GCSEs or Scottish National 5s at A*-C or 9-4 grade (or equivalent), including English and Maths
You should also be a confident communicator with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, a love of learning and a commitment to continually developing yourself. And it goes without saying that we’ll be looking to see that you have a genuine interest in technology.
What will you get for this role?
- Starting salary from £25,000 (depending on your skills, experience and qualifications)
- A permanent role from right from the outset – you’ll be taught and developed from the ground up by tackling real responsibilities rather than undertaking rotations
- Professional qualifications aligned to your role (MSc Digital and Technology Specialist)
- A caring, welcoming culture complete with wellbeing programmes, flexible working and an in-built support network, including buddies and mentors – many of whom have been with us for years
- A holiday allowance of 29 days, plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to five additional days
- An annual performance-related bonus and pay review
- Generous defined contribution pension scheme
- Plus plenty more
The recruitment process:
We’ll assess your strengths as well as looking at how well you connect with our values throughout the process.
The process itself involves:
- Making an online application – this will include answering a short questionnaire and attaching your CV
- If you pass the initial CV screen, you’ll be sent some online tests
- Pass these, and you’ll have a telephone interview with us
- Pass that and we’ll send you and online coding test
- And if you do well in these, there’s an assessment day
We are looking at a September start date for all roles.
Proud to be diverse
We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.
We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Just send us an email once you’ve applied stating that you have a disclosed disability and we’ll make sure we interview you.
We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Daniela a call on 0121 234 7660 or send an email to Daniela.firstname.lastname@example.org
*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.
The closing date for this job offer is on 22/02/2021
This job is located in Norwich
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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...