Location: UK: Bristol, London, Norwich, Sheffield, Perth, York

Start date:  September 2022

Opportunity: 6-month returnship

Apply by: 9 May 2022

*Applications are now closed*

If you’re ready to return to work in the Technology sector after a career break and you’re actively looking for your next challenge, then the Aviva Tech Returner Programme could be the answer. After successfully running a returner programme within the Aviva Investors business for three years, Aviva is now thrilled to offer a similar programme in its Technology teams.

The Aviva Tech Returner Programme is for those who’ve had an extended career break of two or more years. This is a tailored six-month programme, with potential to transition to a permanent role, for those who are keen to restart their career in Technology.

Why Aviva?

Aviva is the UK’s leading Savings, Retirement, Investment, and Insurance business. Aviva exists to be with people when it really matters, throughout their lives. This is an organisation with a purpose, and they are looking for people who want to get involved to make a difference, to do everything they can today to build a better tomorrow.

Aviva is proud to be different. Proud to be a diverse mix of cultures, genders, ages, perspectives, and ideas. No matter who you are, where you’re from or what your interests are, you can be sure there’s a place for you at Aviva.

A returner from the Aviva Investors 2021 programme said:

“The training we received gave us the tools to re-enter the workplace more confident and empowered. Transitioning back to work is not easy, however this programme gave me the opportunity to share the journey amongst a pool of very smart and talented women, who provided invaluable support throughout the process.”

Working in Technology at Aviva

Technology isn’t just part of Aviva’s future. It’s driving it. Pioneering teams are leading a digital transformation that everyone is excited about, backed by huge investment in people and an ever growing tech stack.

In addition to technical experience and expertise Aviva wants to meet people who embody their values of care, commitment, community, and confidence. These make Aviva better at helping its customers, and better at contributing to a sustainable future. Find out more about working at Aviva here.

The Programme

  • Aviva is offering a paid six month returnship starting in September 2022, with the potential of a permanent role at the end
  • Roles will be based across Aviva’s key tech locations: Bristol, London, Norwich, Sheffield, Perth, York
  • Aviva flexes hours and working patterns to suit its’ customers, business, and you. Most people are smart working – spending around 60% of their time in the offices and 40% at home
  • You’ll collaborate with lots of forward-thinking people – working alongside, sharing ideas with, and learning from the best in the business. You’ll also enjoy the support of your peers on the returner programme
  • You’ll get to work (and play) with all the latest tech and be involved in some fascinating initiatives to make life better for our customers or colleagues. Nothing beats the buzz of seeing a project you’ve worked on save a colleague valuable time or put a smile on a customer’s face
  • You will get internal and external support to help you to transition successfully back into the workplace, including a mentor and buddy and specialised returner coaching
  • As well as a market competitive salary, Aviva offers 29 days holiday (full year entitlement), with the option to buy up to another 5 days.
  • You’ll benefit from a generous defined contribution pension scheme and up to 40% discount for some Aviva products

The opportunities in Aviva Technology

Aviva is looking for people who have a background in Technology, with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Change Management, including Business Analysts, Project Management, Risk & Governance
  • Software Development
  • Architecture
  • Cyber
  • Tech Operations including voice and network
  • Relationship Management, including internal Business Partnering or external Supplier Management

For more information on each area see the links below.

To apply

Apply for the Programme before 9th May 2022. Click on the relevant link below to apply for the career pathway that is most aligned to your skills, experience, and career preferences:

Change Management

Software Development



Tech Operations

Relationship Management

Interviews will take place during May, with offers of employment being made during June and a start date in September.

If you have any questions please email uktalent@aviva.com with “Aviva Tech Returner Programme Query” as the email subject.