Trainee Opportunities supported by Investment 2020

Aviva Investors are proud to be part of the Investment 2020 Trainee Scheme and to offer 3 trainee placements in the following areas:

  • Global Multi Assets (1 trainee)
  • Global Client Solutions (2 trainees)
    • Kill Complexity – we are obsessed with making things simple for our customers and each other – we manage complexity so our customers don’t have to
    • Care More – we care like crazy about our customers, each other and the communities we operate in
    • Create Legacy – we strive to create a future for our customers and each other, which is every bit as bright and sustainable as others created before us
    • Never Rest – we are driven every single day to be edgy, think bigger and do better for our customers and each other
  • Our trainee programme is designed for graduates and offers paid year-long placements in a variety of different roles.  While you may not have an in-depth understanding of the investment management industry, our programme will introduce you to this very worthwhile and exciting industry and the variety of roles and opportunities it has to offer.  You will gain industry knowledge, experience and develop relationships enabling you to progress your career and provide you with skills to secure a permanent job, either with us or with another industry firm.  Whilst this is a pilot scheme for Aviva Investors, 75% of trainees on the Investment2020 programme are offered a permanent position with their host firm.  Learning and development opportunities will be offered by Aviva Investors and also through the centrally organised i2020 programme.  During your traineeship we will support you in achieving a professional qualification.

    All of our trainees are part of the wider Invesment2020 trainee community providing you with opportunities to network with other trainees across the industry and participate in socials and industry insight events.

    Our trainee programme is a fixed term one year contract paying £18,000 plus pension (with a minimum 2% contribution the company contributes a further 8%, to total 10%). Relocation support will also be provided on a case by case basis, as appropriate.  You will receive 26 days annual leave.  All roles are based in London.

    Trainees will be placed into one of the following 3 business areas: Marketing and External Communications, or Distribution and Client Relations, which are both which are part of Global Client Solutions. The third business area is Multi-Asset

    Global Client Solutions

    Aviva Investors’ Global Client Solutions (“GCS”) function specialises in sales, relationship management, client servicing and marketing. This team owns the entire client relationship, from possible prospects through to managing existing clients.  The Marketing team has responsibility for regional and channel marketing strategies, campaigns, brand, digital and web, public relations, thought leadership and events.

    Multi Asset

    The Multi Asset team manages a range of funds which invest across the stock, bond and real estate markets. The team undertakes analysis of the global economic and political environment and utilises this to assess the risk and return drivers across different asset classes.  This information is then used to define an appropriate investment strategy for clients’ portfolios in order to achieve their investment objectives whilst at the same time being cognisant of the need to limit potential loses.

  • Whilst all of our roles require you to demonstrate alignment to our values, you will be required to state your areas of preference from the skills listed below.  This will allow us to match you to the most appropriate role based on you strengths and what you enjoy doing.

    We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate the following skills:

    • Planning and process management skills
      Ability to work to time critical deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail.  Ability to prioritise and identify critical tasks and multitask numerous and varied responsibilities.  Ability to communicate with both the internal business and external clients.
    • Communication skills, both written and verbal
      Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to convey messages accurately, concisely and with integrity to both the business and external clients.  Ability to understand complex issues, find solutions, and then communicate these effectively to inform business decision making and relationship management.
    • Organisational skills
      Ability to solve problems, use your initiative and have great attention to detail
    • Teamwork and relationship building
      Ability to work both independently and as part of the team; ability to build effective working relationships
    • Numerical and analytical skills
      Ability to gather, monitor and analyse data and figures and report key information that will help inform business decisions.
    • IT skills
      Ability to work with computers and systems and to problem solve using technology.

    We are looking for graduates who have an interest in working within financial services.  Above all we are looking for people who demonstrate a strong desire to learn, an interest in financial services and a ‘can do’ attitude. 


View the job posting (Investment2020 Trainees)