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Software Development – Technology - Level 6



14th January 2021
  • Do you want to get practical, hands-on experience learning how to develop software for a major organisation with big digital ambitions as well as gaining a BSc (Hons) degree? 
  • Do you have a passion for technology, with some understanding or experience of coding? 
  • Are you intrigued by technology and what it can do (regardless of what you’ve studied)? 
  • Do you want to work for a company that prioritises wellbeing?  

If so, a Technology Apprenticeship 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 our Apprentice jobs are permanent from day one. 

Technology careers for diverse Apprentices 

New insights, perspectives and diversity of thought are all invaluable to us. Which is why you don’t need to have studied IT previously to join us in Technology. Our previous recruits have studied everything from History to Maths, from Computer Science to Business Studies, and they’re all equally brilliant.  

We have a real variety of roles across our technology teams. As long as you’re curious and passionate about technology, then we can teach you the rest – you’ll have a structured training programme and a support network to help you develop. 

Our Software Engineer roles provide an opportunity to learn how to create the software that will underpin our technology transformation. We’re committed to offering our customers the most secure, reliable and engaging experience when they interact with us online and you’ll be central to that aim.  

Software Engineers work to create new products and platforms and maintain and enhance our existing applications. They work collaboratively in small teams to build high quality solutions that meet our customers’ needs: whether delivering technology change internally to meet the wider needs of the organisation or  supporting innovative digital tech like the award winning “My Aviva” customer portal.  

You’ll spend 80% of your time gaining real hands-on experience in the role and the other 20% will be dedicated to your Apprenticeship studies and working towards that full BsC (Hons) degree! 

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 these Apprentice roles in our Bristol, Norwich, Perth and York offices. 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.  

About you  
To join us on a Level 6 (Degree) Apprenticeship (England) or a Graduate Apprenticeship (Scotland) Apprentice you should: 

  • Have at least five GCSEs or Scottish National 5s at A*-C or 9-4 grade (or equivalent), including English and Maths 
  • Have, or be on track for, at least three A-Levels at grades B,C,C or above (England) OR four Highers at grades B,B,B,C or above (Scotland) or a Level 3 equivalent. If one of these subjects is in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) subject that’s great, but by all means it is not a requirement!   
  • Have an understanding or experience of coding – whether through your studies, or as an outside interest. 

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 £18,050 (depending on your skills, experience and qualifications)  
  • A Level 6 (Degree) Apprenticeship (England) or a Graduate Apprenticeship (Scotland) qualification (In England this will be a BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solution and in Scotland this will be a BSc (Hons) IT: Software Development) 
  • Plus Professional qualifications aligned to your role!  
  • 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 25 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  
  • 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.krol@aviva.com

*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. 

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 22/02/2021




This job is located in Norwich

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