Flexible working and more

We are a global organisation with thousands of employees and customers from different cultures. We’ve built our approach to inclusion and diversity on the principles of respect, valuing differences and inclusion.   

How we work

We’re an inclusive and connected business. We’re ranked 13th in the Social Mobility Index. We also have our own international Women’s Network. Aviva Investors partners with Investment 2020 who are driven by bringing more diverse talent into all aspects of investment through school leavers and graduate trainees. We’re an inclusive and connected business. We aim to achieve diversity across all dimensions, including gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background, LGBT+, age and disability.

Our working environment

What makes us different is that, despite our size, we work hard to recognise the individual needs of every one of our customers. And with our sights set on becoming the most recommended employer in our market, it’s the same approach we take to our own people.

We recognise the strength that comes from working with colleagues from a whole host of different backgrounds; colleagues with different experiences and fresh perspectives. And it's just as important to us to make sure that every individual we employ is given the support, encouragement and development opportunities they need to make the most of their unique talents. By putting more emphasis on cultural diversity, we’re creating a more inclusive and rewarding working environment. After all, thriving people make for a thriving business.

Flexible working 

One of Aviva's core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies. What’s important to us is that you are supposed to do the best work of your life and that you find it rewarding. 

Wellbeing@Aviva

We want everyone to do the best work of their lives at Aviva. So we give you the choice about how you want to look after yourself in the way that’s right for you. We offer a range of products, new policies, advice and support to give you a better chance of staying healthy, and also look after you if you’re unwell.

Aviva Pride

Aviva Pride is a Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans (LGBT) and Allies Employee Resource Group which is open to everyone who believe it’s important to spend energy being yourself, not hiding it. Our ambition is to be recognised for our commitment to LGBT Employees and Customers, as well as making Aviva an employer of choice for LGBT professionals. We advocate a work environment that respects, welcomes and supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans professionals, and empowers them to perform to their full potential and contribute to the goals of the business.

Training and development

We know that the happier we are the more successful we become. So we make sure you’re the perfect fit for the role now and as you and the position evolve. Our detailed, personal development plan will help you create and implement your perfect improvement path.

Because we genuinely care about your career with us, we’ve designed our Talent Management programme. This invites and encourages open dialogue between you and your manager. These regular, collaborative reviews help us both to clarify, understand and appreciate every aspect of your career progression – and the steps we’ll take to help you reach your goals in the way that’s right for you.

We all want to stay ahead. We have to be the best. So at Aviva, we never stop questioning, reviewing and analysing what we can do to help us work better, smarter, and add more value across the board. To help you do just that, we’ve created a selection of expert online Training Modules you can download whenever you need to upskill or enhance your existing talents. All for free, all for you.

Enabling our people to be successful

Our people goals include matching the right people to the right roles so that we can create worth for our employees and enable them to be the best they can be.

One of the most important responsibilities we have is the management and development of our people and the matching of our employees’ strengths and aspirations to the current and emerging opportunities of the business. 

We are committed to our Talent Management approach which ensures regular, collaborative performance and career discussions between an employee and manager and the creation of individually tailored development plans to help employees achieve their own and business's goals.