Boss Mark Wilson vows to lead a ‘progressive’ firm 

Aviva is offering parents up to one year paid parental leave.

Aviva will offer 26 weeks full basic pay to each parent within a year of the child’s birth.

The parental leave offer puts Aviva among one of the leading companies in the country for supporting new parents.

Chief executive Mark Wilson said: ”I want to live in a world where the only criteria for success is someone’s talent, not their gender. Treating parents equally will help make this happen.

”We want Aviva to be a progressive, inclusive, welcoming place to work. It’s good for our people and it’s also good business sense.”