Around the world, Aviva provides around 33 million customers with insurance, savings and investment products.
Aviva is a leading insurer in Ireland, and are part of the Aviva group which is present across 16 markets in Europe, Asia and Canada. It was created by a merger of two British insurance firms, Norwich Union and CGU plc (itself created by the 1998 merger of Commercial Union and General Accident) as CGNU in 2000. The Aviva name was adopted in July 2002. Thereafter, most of the group operations, except for some strong local brands, were carried out under the uniform brand “Aviva”.
They combine life insurance, general insurance and asset management businesses under one brand. They are building a business that is strong and sustainable, and that makes a positive contribution to society of which their people are proud to work for.
With Aviva, you can save for the future and manage the risks of everyday life.
At a glance – key statistics:
- One global brand across 16 markets
- 33 million customers worldwide
- Close to 1,100 employees in Ireland
- Paid out €30.7 billion in benefits and claims in 2015
- A top six life insurer in all European markets
- Over 300 years of heritage – Aviva can trace its history back to the establishment of the Hand in Hand Fire & Life Insurance Society in London in 1696
About Aviva Ireland
Aviva currently employ over 270 employees in Galway. Aviva Galway is responsible for their call centre for Direct sales and servicing and theirClaims Excellence centre for motor and property. It is also home to their Digital Hub, with the mission to become the easiest insurer for our customers to do business with.
There is an onsite restaurant, active sports and social, local business discounts, free parking and community participation.
Aviva is the biggest employer in Knocknacarra and one of the largest on the west side of Galway city. The office is located near popular bus routes and 5 minutes drive to Salthill.
In November 2016 Aviva announced 50 new jobs for the Galway office and these have been filled but Aviva are continuously expanding in Galway.