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Aviva launches graduate jobs
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Professional & financial services
Insurance giant Aviva has announced the launch of its Future Adviser Programme to increase graduate recruitment for its Norwich Union arm.
The recession has threatened to limit the capacity of advisers on the insurance market, but the company wishes to encourage new talent for the sector and entice students into its graduate jobs.
Research by Norwich Union has revealed that 24 per cent of advisory professionals were thinking of moving to a different sector and the programme is an attempt to build up new talent.
Steve Gay, distribution development director for Norwich Union, said: "There is a demand and supply paradox within this sector, where the advisory firms find it difficult to recruit high calibre people, yet undergraduates are often unaware that the financial advice profession is crying out for new entrants."
The graduate scheme announcement comes after the Association of Graduate Recruiters urged companies not to cut graduate recruitment to economise during difficult economic times.