Graduate Chartered Accountancy Trainee
Aviva’s Chartered Accountancy Graduate Scheme is an exciting opportunity to become a well rounded Chartered Accountant with the UK’s largest insurer, a FTSE 100 company and a market leader globally. We are looking for highly motivated individuals graduating in any discipline, who have a keen interest in business, finance and insurance, and aspire to be a future Aviva leader.
Our scheme provides an ambitious graduate with a stimulating, challenging and supportive environment in which to gain their ICAEW qualification and launch a high achieving career, grounded in both an insurance specific and more general understanding of accountancy, finance and commercial business.
Accountants at Aviva add value right across the business, supporting different departments to achieve their goals, influencing key decisions, shaping policy and improving the way we work. In short, our Chartered Accountants drive our business. Follow in the footsteps of our previous graduates and your hard work could see you rise rapidly through the managerial ranks.
What you will do
This is a three-year scheme. You will complete three one year placements in different Finance teams, based in Norwich or York. You can be assured that the placements will be varied, challenging and enjoyable, and provide you unrivalled breadth of experience to lay the foundations of your career. You will be a valued member of the finance team from day one and take ownership of the work you undertake, with clear objectives and responsibilities.
Alongside these placements you'll study to become a Professional Accountant through ICAEW. Modules cover everything from Financial Reporting to Auditing, Law to Taxation – and each end with an exam. Don't worry though, you'll be able to concentrate fully on them, as you'll be taught by an external education company away from the office. By the time you're done, you'll have a broad and detailed grounding in the world of commercial accounting as well as practical experience that will stand you in good stead throughout your career.
When you have finished your three years on the scheme, you will be a qualified Chartered Accountant and we will work with you to secure your ideal post-graduate role within Aviva and continue to support you in achieving your career aspirations.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
You will already have an excellent track record of success both academically and in your non-academic life.
We look for:
- A minimum of 300 UCAS points (or equivalent) from 3 A Levels.
- A minimum of a 2.1 degree. That doesn’t have to be in a relevant area – graduates from different backgrounds are often able to offer fresh ideas and alternative view points.
No specific experience is required for the role. Mental dexterity is the crucial element, allied to a passion for business, plenty of initiative, great communication skills and clear leadership potential. Our recruitment process involves a thorough review of non-academic activities to select candidates with a broad range of skills, showing evidence of excellent leadership, communication and initiative and a good fit with Aviva’s values and culture.
Desirable Knowledge and Skills
We believe a positive forward-thinking approach is also a key requirement for the role, allied to a passion for a successful career in business, so we search for dynamic individuals who have the makings of an exceptional leader and communicator.
AREAS OF ASSESSMENT
- Ability to work under pressure
- Attention to detail
- Commercial awareness
- Communication skills
- Leadership potential
- Meeting deadlines
- Organisational skills
- Problem solving skills
- Teamwork skills
Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty.
Becoming a more inclusive and diverse organisation is a business imperative. 87% of our people feel that people from diverse backgrounds can succeed at Aviva. We are accelerating our strategy through innovative practices and expert partners.
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, of flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and career responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.
We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying, please contact Kyle Martin in the Resourcing Team on 01782 558 216.