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Career development

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