We're wholeheartedly committed to your continuous professional development
We'll encourage and support you at every stage of your career with us. But where could this take you? We’re proud that many of our senior leaders across our UK businesses often joined us in entry level roles, and have grown their careers across our group. We actively encourage internal mobility, and can offer real opportunity for you to develop your career across any of our business, across the globe.
"Our ability to recruit, develop and retain talent has become a major point of competitive differentiation. To deliver our Big Bets both in the short term and long term, we must be effective at identifying our highly skilled and talented people and devote development resources to them." John Burgess, Head of Talent and Leadership Development
But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some of our people have to say.
“My career’s developed in line with the changing needs of the business. My first role was as Senior Brand Manager with AXA UK, using my advertising agency expertise to strengthen our brand strategy, positioning and tracking. As the needs of the business evolved, the roles in the brand team became more specialist, and I was promoted to Head of Brand Experience and then Brand Propositions. For my next career move, I was keen to move to an operating company and I was successful in applying for a new Head of Marketing role for the corporate market at AXA PPP healthcare. This has broadened my marketing skills, increased my commercial focus and given me a different insight into our business.The best way to develop your career at AXA UK? Meet as many people as you can and make the most of the wealth of support available to develop your career.”Alison Green, Head of Marketing, AXA PPP healthcare
“I joined AXA in May 2010 as an Internal Controller. Within six months, I’d been promoted to Senior Operational Risk Assurance Manager, managing a newly created team. Then, in June 2013, I was promoted again to Head of Operational Risk Oversight, my current role. From the moment I joined AXA, I’ve been able to broaden my experience and knowledge of the organisation by getting involved in a variety of work. I’ve also recently completed the Developing Future Leaders Programme, which helped further enhance my skill set and knowledge of the wider AXA UK Group. If you’re serious about your career development, I’d suggest gaining as much exposure to senior management as you possibly can. Work on a variety of activities to broaden your knowledge and experience. And always go the extra mile, as this is always recognised within AXA.” Rhys Moore, Head of Operational Oversight, AXA Direct and Partnerships
“I joined AXA back in 2003. Well, that was the first time anyway. I did go to work elsewhere for two years and then came back to AXA in 2008, to work as a Management Accountant. I’m now working as a Finance Project Manager, so it’s fair to say I’ve had an interesting and varied career! Yes, I’ve made a few mistakes along the way (leaving AXA being the main one) but, most importantly, I’ve learnt from them and I’m happier than ever in my current role. I’ve just started on the Emerging Future Leaders talent programme which has identified some development areas for me to work on and has already expanded my network, so my AXA future is looking really positive! The key to a successful career with AXA? Work hard, deliver on your promises, and be prepared to go above and beyond for your customers.” Rob Greenhalgh, Finance Project Manager, AXA UK
“I joined the AXA UK graduate programme in 2010, and my first placement was with AXA Wealth as a Project Manager. From there, I went into AXA PPP International. Then I spent my third and final placement with AXA Personal Lines. Once I’d finished my three placements, I secured a full-time role within the AXA Wealth Strategy team where I’m currently working. I’ve gained so much from my three placements and the role I’m now working in. I’ve realised that the best way to get on in your AXA career is to make the most of every opportunity that comes your way, big or small – because you never know where it might lead! And listen to everyone you come into contact with, whether that’s your line manager or mentor, team members or senior leaders. It’s really important as you can learn a lot from their experiences by asking them the right questions.” Emily Duncan, Strategy Consultant, AXA Wealth
Last year we helped over 350,000 people with private healthcare
Last year we helped over 1 million people travel on holiday with protection against what might go wrong
Last year we helped over 12,500 people fighting cancer
AXA Investment Managers received 100 awards in 2012 alone!
76 MILLION EUROS
Between 2008 and 2012, the AXA Research Fund has committed this amount globally to 308 projects
Last year we helped over 43,000 people get their homes back to normal after flooding
Last year we helped over 300,000 motorists get back on the road after accidents
That's how many customers we care for globally, with 13 million in the UK alone, specialising here in Wealth Management, Insurance and Healthcare
We're helping over 180,000 people save for their futures
We've come top of the league tables in insurance revenues globally since 2008, and we've been the no 1 insurance brand in the world every year since 2009 (Interbrand)
This many AXA Hearts in Action volunteers around the world helped underprivileged people in 2012
Last year we raised over £500,000 for our charities
The number of employees we have globally, working across 57 countries
The GIE AXA (groupement d'intérêt économique) houses the financial and real estate departments of Mutuelles Unies and Drouot. The name AXA, chosen in 1984 to designate the group, was not intended at the time to be used as a brand name.
La Providence and Le Secours, united under the Présence banner, join Drouot and Mutuelles Unies after Claude Bébéar's successful takeover bid. The seminar in the Ténéré desert of the Sahara laid the foundations for a unified group with just one name, AXA.
After the merger with AGP (Assurances du Groupe de Paris), followed by the acquisition of a controlling interest in its holding company (Compagnie du Midi), during a tense shareholders' meeting that pitted Claude Bébéar against Bernard Pagezy, AXA becomes France's second largest insurance company.
The number of agencies flying the AXA banner hits three thousand in France. A new organisation along regional lines results in the creation of ten regions and a shared information system. Drouot, Mutuelles Unies and Présence are legally combined.
With AXA Hearts in Action, volunteering in the community becomes an integral part of the Group's identity. AXA crosses the Atlantic to become a majority partner in Equitable, a life insurance institution in the United States.
Claude Bébéar announces his Ambition 2001: AXA will be number one by the next century. The first global advertising campaign is launched. The AXA seminar, or corporate meeting as it is called, is held in China. Objective: develop business in Asia.
After making important acquisitions in Australia and Japan, AXA announces its alliance with UAP, and becomes France's largest insurer and the world's second largest insurance and asset management company. Scope, the employee opinion survey, goes global for the first time in its history.
"Go ahead. Go ahead with AXA," proposed the new global corporate ad campaign.
Like Equitable in the United States, which became AXA Financial Inc, all AXA affiliates move to the AXA name in the Asia Pacific region. A plethora of acquisitions on every continent, including Nippon Dantai in Japan and a partnership with Minmetals in Shanghai, the first French-Chinese joint venture in life insurance.
Henri de Castries succeeds Claude Bébéar as chairman of the Management Board and announces his ambition: AXA will become the global leader in financial protection. AXA takes steps worldwide to buy out minority interests.
The time has come for cost-cutting and improving service quality to gain leadership in the business and become the standard setter in financial protection. AXA Way imposes process discipline.
A new acquisition is completed in the United States involving Mony (Mutual of New York). The Mediterranean region is created, bringing together subsidiaries in that part of the world and the Middle East. More than one out of two employees owns shares of AXA stock.
With Ambition 2012, AXA gives itself seven years to become the preferred company of its clients, employees and shareholders. The Northern European region is created, grouping together subsidiaries in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. A year later, Winterthur, a Swiss company with numerous subsidiaries in Eastern Europe, joins AXA.
Protection through research: the AXA Research Fund is created to encourage scientific research into the prevention of major risks. AXA adopts a new signature – "redefining standards" – and three attitudes that guide its behaviour and commitments to customers: available, attentive and reliable.
AXA is present on every continent and in more than sixty countries. This scale bestows a high degree of responsibility on the Group. Irreproachable quality in every area is expected of a global leader. Faced with this challenge, its responsibility is to build trust and enhance it daily by offering tangible proof that it is deserved.