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IT and Digital Leaders Graduate Programme

applications ended: 30/11/2016

"I never imagined that, after just two years with AXA on the graduate programme, I’d be helping to shape the future digital and technological direction of the company."


Did you know we've joined the likes of Google and Apple to establish our very own innovation lab in the Silicon Valley?

We're the first insurance company to do it – and we want to encourage big ideas and innovation when it comes to our IT and digital offering. To help us do just that, we're looking to grow leadership talent within a small and specialist IT & Digital environment that empowers large-scale change within a huge and diverse global organisation. Interested? We thought so.

Typical placement programme

Over two years and three eight-month placements, you could find yourself, among other places, in Group Technology & Operations (GTO) or our Digital team. All this will see you build skills and knowledge in project management, digital technologies, digital marketing, user experience and how IT solutions are utilised across a large and diverse business.

Who should apply?

Ideally, you'll need to be on track to achieve a 2:1 degree (or above) in a Business or IT-related degree discipline. However, if you can show us your passion for IT and Digital environments, we'd definitely be interested in hearing more about you. And while we don't expect you to know everything about IT, we do expect you to be a quick and keen learner, ready to make the most of the opportunities that you're given.

Rewards and benefits

You'll start on a basic salary of £30,000 with £1,500 incremental salary increases for the successful completion of each of the three placements and receive a performance-related bonus, too (reward review pending). You'll enjoy 25 days' holiday, company pension scheme, share options and, if you're relocating, we'll help out financially with that too. And it's only right that we give you a healthy discount on AXA products.

Learning and development

Tailored to you, owned by you, driven by you, your Personal Development Plan will ensure you have the constant support and guidance of your line managers and mentors. If you're looking to develop professional qualifications then you will receive support towards a range of options in IT or Project Management disciplines.

We send all of our new graduates to our Global Headquarters in Paris where you will spend one day mixing with other AXA graduates from around the world and hearing from our Global Leaders. You will then spend an additional two days at a chateau outside of Paris that doubles as one of our learning centres, where you will work on core elements of graduate development together.

As well as on-the-job training, you'll receive regular one-to-one coaching from your line managers. Feedback's vital, and regular performance reviews are part-and-parcel of the programme. It's important that, at every stage, you know how you're doing and where you need to do more.