Company: Aviva
Location: Bristol

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Graduate Solution/Infrastructure Architect

  • Do you have a passion for technology?
  • Would you like to work in a role where you get to solve problems and help set the technical direction within a FTSE 100 organisation?
  • Do you want to work at a company that will empower you to be your best self at work?

If so, a Graduate Solution/Infrastructure Architect role may be the right route for you. At Aviva, we truly believe new ideas and perspectives are invaluable. So, if you have a curious mind, a customer focus and a genuine interest in technology please read on!

About the role

Technology at Aviva is an exciting place to be! We’re the UK’s largest insurer, a FTSE 100 company and a global leader. Awarded Digital Insurance Company of the year at the Data, Analytics & Technology Awards for Insurance, our Technology community is among the best resourced and most talented anywhere.

We work collaboratively in small teams to build high quality solutions that meet our customers’ needs, first time: whether delivering tools internally to meet the wider needs of the organisation or producing innovative technology like the award winning “My Aviva” customer portal and “Aviva Drive”.

As a Graduate Solution/Infrastructure Architect, we’ll equip you with the technical tools and hands-on experience to succeed. You’ll attend an intensive training programme when you begin, as well as having ongoing time and support to study for industry recognised certifications, and access to Pluralsight to continually build your technical skill.

Our Architects act as technology leaders in Aviva, working with colleagues from a variety of teams to design creative end to end solutions and designs that meet our short- and long-term goals. You’ll support the definition of our technology vision and help us see how we can get there. Your work will include:

  • Defining end-to-end solutions for IT change
  • Creating designs that are fit for purpose: meeting our technology, user, customer and security needs
  • Delivering solutions that progress the overall architecture journey and are aligned to Aviva’s Strategy
  • Learning from a phenomenal team, and working within an industry leading framework for design
  • Developing yourself and others in the Architecture community

About you

As a Graduate, you will:

  • Have or be on track for a 2:1 Degree in any subject
  • You will also need a minimum of 5 x GCSE’s or Scottish National 5’s at A-C grade (4-9) (or equivalent) from prior study – this must include English and Maths
  • Be a force for change and improvement – whether through your studies, your work experience or your outside interests, show us how you have helped make things better
  • Have a genuine interest in technology – finding out about and trying out new technologies and apps
  • Be a confident communicator, able to talk to people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Possess good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Have a love of learning and be working to continually improve

The recruitment process:

We live Aviva’s values, with a culture of continually challenging and improving what we do and how we do it. We invest in our people, expecting curiosity and a courageous mindset. We will assess your strengths as well as understanding how connected and aligned to our values you are throughout the process.

The process itself is:

  • Make an online application – this will include answering a short questionnaire and attaching your CV
  • If you pass the initial screen you will be have a short telephone interview
  • Pass that and you’ll be sent some online tests
  • And if you do well in these, there’s an assessment day

Additional Information and Equal Opportunity

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we love 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.

Our diversity and inclusion policies and initiatives are shaping an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of age, disability, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, maternity or those with other caring responsibilities. Our approach helps to ensure that Aviva is a place which values difference and provides equal opportunities for all.

As a disability confident employer, we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability (as defined in The Equality Act 2010) whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. (By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential). Please apply through the website and then email the contact listed in the advert to notify us that you meet the conditions for the guaranteed interview scheme.

I f you like the sound of all that, we’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you need an alternative method of applying, please give Daniela Krol a call on: 0121 234 7660 or ping them an email at: daniela.krol@aviva.com

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