The Aviva Investors Return to Work programme - Returning to work after a career break

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If you’re ready to return to work in the investment sector after a career break and you’re actively looking for your next challenge, then the Aviva Investors Return to Work programme could be the answer.

We’ve built our business on welcoming and supporting the very best talent to drive us - and our industry - forward. Our new programme embodies this philosophy by providing valuable, exciting and flexible opportunities across our organisation.

The Aviva Investors Return to Work programme is a tailored six month initiative for finance professionals returning to work after an extended career break of two years or more (with the potential to lead to more permanent opportunities).

We know that returning to work can be a big step to take, but don’t worry. We’re here to answer any questions you may have, support you wherever we can and help you to work in a way that’s best for you and your circumstances.

What you can expect from us

The programme offers you a paid placement of six months, starting in January 2019, with the potential to go on to work with us in a more permanent role. But it offers you so much more:

Flexible Working

We understand and fully appreciate the demands that life outside work can place on all of us. So we will explore potential arrangements with you, from flexible hours to working from home options.

Peer To Peer Support

Aviva Investors’ programme is run as a group intake, so all our returners start the programme together. Plus, there will be supportive group forums throughout your returnship placement.

Rounded Training

We want to make sure you feel completely happy in your role, so we offer expert back-to-work transition coaching, plus the opportunity for you to refresh every discipline you need, from technical skills to personal effectiveness.


When your initial six months is up, we'll then work with you to explore opportunities for a more permanent role.

More about us

We are one of the world’s leading global Asset Managers. It is an integral part of our culture to always look to the challenges ahead and be equipped to deal with a rapidly changing market. So we’re always looking for talented people with a proven background in Financial Services or Asset Management to help us do this.

We’re looking for experience in one or more of the following areas:

Fund Management and Portfolio Management
Analysis in Fixed Income, Equity, Multi Asset, Real Assets
Real Estate Debt/Equity
Infrastructure Debt/Equity
Structured Finance
Private Lending

Capital Markets
Real Estate
Relationship Management
Consultant Relations
Investment Specialists

Project Management

What we’d like from you

We are looking for professional experience in financial services, ideally within Asset Management.
But more than this, we are looking for specific qualities that show you are:

A collaborative team member who is proficient in building - and growing - effective, lasting relationships

A talented individual who will proactively ask questions, challenge assumptions and show initiative

A motivated contributor who is always looking for fresh ways to make a positive difference for our clients and our company


If all this sounds like you, then let’s get talking.

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