Aviva place a strong emphasis on growth and development, giving everyone the opportunity to talk about their career aspirations and discuss potential opportunities.
When a new employee joins, they’ll take part in a welcome event where they learn about our values and our Corporate Responsibility programme. Then, as part of our performance management process, we'll talk about their objectives and agree a development plan to make sure they‘re receiving all the necessary training and development. Our approach to learning is varied and covers everything from learning from experience, connecting with other subject matter experts and 1:1 coaching, to attending development centres and management skills programmes. We also offer innovative online learning, and for some roles, the option to study for formal qualifications.
We see it as our responsibility to develop our current and future business leaders, and it’s something we take very seriously. As such, we've formed strong relationships with some of the world's leading thinkers on business and personal development. And as part of that, we’re about to launch an innovative new leadership development programme in conjunction with the SAID Business School at the University of Oxford.
At Aviva we aim to build an environment where you can thrive and we actively ask people about their career interests. We want to understand what you want to do, where you want to be and how you can get there. We want to talk to you about your ability, interests and motivation and we want to present opportunities to you that excite you and fit with your ambitions.
The focus is on action, transparency and talking about careers. At all levels of the organisation everyone will have a formal career conversation at least once a year where we can have an open and honest conversation. Our talent management philosophy allows us to differentiate our people and focus our investment, to get sight of where our future leaders and experts are, from whichever stage they are at in their careers. It is important to us to see our people grow and develop and to listen to what people say about their careers.