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Apprenticeships at AXA

We are AXA, the number one global insurance brand (as ranked by Interbrand 2016, for the eighth year running) and a world leader in asset management. We’re always moving forward, and to do that we need apprentices with drive and ambition. Apprentices who want to put their ideas and creative thinking into practice.

Whether you’re 16 or 60, looking to retrain or jump on the career ladder – an Apprenticeship at AXA could be just what you’re looking for. Valuable hands-on experience, a nationally recognised qualification, a rewarding salary and the chance to build a career within a well-respected global organisation are just a few of the things you can look forward to as an AXA Apprentice.

Latest opportunities

Tax Apprenticeship
Department: Tax
Location: Ipswich

Who is AXA?

Here at AXA, we specialise in:

  • Wealth management: Helping people to make the most of their investments and savings.
  • Insurance: Protecting people and businesses through a wide range of insurance products.
  • Healthcare: Providing affordable plans that offer peace of mind for our customers and their families.

Wherever you work at AXA, whatever you’re doing, you’ll be part of a leading global company in insurance and asset management. We’re redefining standards to better care about our customers, by creating innovative products and better quality of service. We better care for our employees and communities too, by promoting an open working environment, focusing on wellbeing and providing challenging and empowering jobs with strong expertise and learning opportunities.

We've been recognised as one of the Top 30 Best Big Companies to Work For – and for the ninth year running. We've also been awarded first class Best Companies Accreditation in recognition of our commitment to employee engagement, for the second year running.

Apprenticeships at AXA

Who we’re looking for

We need curious, creative thinkers. Those who are challenge-hungry, naturally inquisitive and digitally savvy. As well as the big thinking, the ideas that will change the financial world for the better, you do the basics brilliantly. And responsibility? Bring it on. If you’re hard-working, ambitious and interested in joining us as an apprentice, we’d love to hear from you.

What we offer

We currently have apprenticeship programmes in the following areas:

  • Underwriting
  • IT
  • Claims
  • Insurance
  • Customer service

You’ll gain valuable hands-on experience, a nationally recognised qualification and start on a basic salary of at least £15,500 a year – depending on where you’re working and where you’re based. You’ll also enjoy a minimum of 23 days’ holiday, company pension scheme and share options. And it’s only right that we give you a healthy discount on AXA products.

Case study: apprentice career path

Gary Clark

2011

I started my apprenticeship with AXA PPP Healthcare in September 2011

2011

In my first year at AXA I worked on my Customer Service level 2 NVQ

2012

In August 2012 I successfully completed my apprenticeship and was awarded my NVQ

2012

Following my apprenticeship in September 2012, I was offered a full-time contract with AXA PPP Healthcare and began working as a Level 2 PA

2012-2014

During the next two years that I spent working as a PA I decided that I wanted to become a senior PA and deal with complaints and complex cases

2014

I became a Senior PA in October 2014 after passing a medical policy validation paper and having a professional discussion with management

2015

Whilst working as a Senior PA I started to find out more about the Team Manager role and in early 2015 I applied to the Next Stop program

2015

In September 2015 I met my wife, a PA in the membership team

2015

Following an assessment day, which involved an interview and several role play scenarios, I earned a place on the Next Stop program

2016

In February 2016, after being part of the Next Stop program for five months, I was confirmed as a Team Manager and I’m now seconded in my role as a Fast Track Manager 

What our people say

"There’s a big emphasis on teamwork at AXA and everyone is really approachable. Starting a new job can be daunting, but everyone here made me feel at home and settled right away"

Olivia Beech, IT Apprentice (5 months)

"I developed a keen interest in IT and computers during my time at university. The AXA apprenticeship scheme offered a wide of range of training and learning opportunities and it’s been a great opportunity to work and learn at the same time"

Edward Sawer, IT Apprentice (17 months)

"I’ve been supported throughout my time at AXA and my colleagues are always happy to help with any questions I have. Encouraged to develop my skills and knowledge, I know that there’s plenty of opportunity for me to further my career here"

Olivia Beech, IT Apprentice (5 months)

I am a very driven and ambitious person, and as such, an apprenticeship provided me with the platform to launch my career and move forward. Although I enjoyed school, I was not keen on continuing education at a very high cost, and thus decided to develop my skills and experience in a professional environment.

Katie Lambert

"University is not the only path to a rewarding and successful career. An apprenticeship at AXA is a great alternative to further education. You have the opportunity to learn, develop yourself and get paid at the same time!"

Olivia Beech, IT Apprentice (5 months)