Aviva partners IMDA to train cloud computing professionals 

The cloud computing training programme will upskill new and existing employees and enhance the company’s digital capabilities.
By: | January 21, 2019


Aviva is partnering Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to offer a cloud computing training programme to upskill new and existing employees, enhancing the company’s digital capabilities to meet insurance customers’ evolving needs.

This is part of a structured on-the-job training programme aimed at helping fresh and mid-level infocomm technology professionals to acquire practical technical skills and specialist competencies for jobs that are in demand by the industry to drive Singapore’s digital economy.

Aviva will fast-track fresh professionals through a 12-month NexGen Technology Programme aimed at young IT professionals, while mid-level professionals will receive upskilling in cloud computing capabilities over six months.

The programme will train up to 60 fresh and mid-level professionals over the next three years.

Under the training programme, the company will focus on building professionals’ capabilities in three competencies, namely: cloud architecture, cloud engineering, and cloud operations.

Upon completion, trainees will be able to develop and use computational models, tools and techniques to interpret and understand data, solve problems and guide decision-making.

This new generation of cloud computing professionals will be enabled to proactively identify customer needs and sustain a culture of service excellence within the organisation with skills acquired.

Those in the NexGen Technology Programm will undergo a customised cloud computing programme that comprises a blend of on-the-job training, e-learning, and in-person training.

Aviva will pair each new hire to an existing employee as a mentor.

This buddy system enables co-learning and addresses a common issue that existing employees face: while they are keen to develop themselves, they find it a challenge to juggle their existing workload while attending training at the same time.