Set your
ambitions free

Welcome to the Aviva Global Graduate Leadership Programme

Life’s full of unexpected twists and turns, and it’s up to us to defy uncertainties and make it a little easier for our 33-million customers. Providing first-class insurance, retirement, health and investment products, we make a difference to people, businesses and communities around the world – and we’ve got big ambitions for the future.

Introducing Aviva

Key deadlines

Applications for this year’s Global Graduate Leadership Programme have now closed.

However, applications for our 2020 intake open again in September 2019.

The Global Graduate 
Leadership Programme

We’re building a business that puts innovation and fresh thinking front and centre. And, to do that, we need ambitious and determined leaders – talent with the passion and potential to disrupt our industry, discover better ways to serve our customers and set ourselves apart from the competition. That’s why we need local knowledge and clear strategy: it’s the only way we can deliver on the individual needs of each and every market we operate in. 

That’s where you come in. Our Global Graduate Leadership Programme is designed to inspire Aviva’s next generation of talent. Combining our innovative approach to everything we do, a comprehensive and considered training and development plan, and international placements, we’ll equip you with all the skills you need to take our multinational, multicultural, FTSE 100 organisation into the future. 

The programme


Thinking globally & 
acting locally

Aviva is a global business that prides itself on expert local understanding. That’s why we place so much value in making sure our people know the world. From the United Kingdom to Canada, Poland to Singapore, as an Aviva graduate you’ll have the opportunity to work in exciting locations across the world.

Our graduates

Adapting & evolving

A future as bright as our 322-year history begins with you. As Maurice Tulloch, our CEO International Aviva explains, the new generation of graduates are at the heart of our future success.


Entry criteria

In order to qualify for the programme, you’ll need:

  • A degree in any discipline (and the ability to commence full time employment in September 2019)
  • The ambition to lead at the highest levels
  • The propensity to work with different cultures
  • The flexibility to move locally and globally
  • Multilingual skills are advantageous and you must be fluent in the language of the country of application

Application process

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Is the programme right
for you? 

Friendly. Supportive. Collaborative. Our culture is all of these things and more. And we need people who share these values and are genuinely proud to work here. It’s all part of our plan to become the leader of the industry formed by people truly dedicated to our cause. 


We’ve put together a quiz featuring eight questions and scenarios that will help you get a sense of whether you and Aviva are a good fit for each other. This will take about 10-12 minutes to complete.

Take the quiz