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Learning and development

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to learning and development

We all learn in different ways. Every AXA business has its own dedicated Learning & Development team. They’re on hand to help you grow, develop and get on, in whichever way they can. As well as bespoke in-house courses and workshops, on everything from time management and influencing techniques, through to presentation skills, we'll support you to gain recognised professional qualifications. These are important in financial services generally, but also highly relevant to specific disciplines such as HR and Marketing.

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

The CII is the world's leading professional organisation for insurance and financial services. Their qualifications are the recognised industry standard of professional competence. You'll be encouraged, where appropriate, to achieve professional qualifications both for your personal development and to meet our business needs. Whether you work in insurance or financial services, the range of CII qualifications cater for all levels of knowledge and experience, from new entrants through to seasoned professionals.

If you're joining us in AXA Commercial Lines and Personal Intermediary, you'll be rewarded with a cash bonus once you've achieved a CII qualification. The reward scheme supports our Chartered Insurer Status and shows just how committed we are to helping you develop professionally.

Learning Centres

We have an impressive virtual learning centre, home to the very best leadership solutions from within AXA and the Ashridge Business School. We also have a more traditional, but equally impressive, Learning Resource Centre, with over 2,000 solutions on a host of personal and business skills.

We believe in a continuous learning culture, and we want you to take ownership of your learning and be proactive in your personal development. This way, you benefit and AXA benefits. We'll support your development in a variety of ways – it's what works best for you that matters. So as well as the more formal, trainer-led sessions, you can access a wide range of materials in our Learning Centres, including books, videos, podcasts and DVDs, plus a portfolio of online learning modules through our learning management system.

AXA University

This was established in Paris to provide management training for AXA’s as a global development offering. Its role is to focus on the Group’s challenges, as well as its management practices and values, providing a centre of excellence for the Company’s brightest international minds.

Academies and talent programmes

We have a range of Management Academies that provide an exciting new learning framework designed to give you the best learning and development opportunities linked directly to certain professional families. There is a broad range of solutions developed both from within AXA and from our professional body, the Chartered Insurance Institute. They've all been designed with blended learning in mind, so you're sure to find a learning style that suits you.

Talent Programmes

We're passionate about developing the leaders of tomorrow, and we have a number of schemes and programmes in place to help the best in our business realise their potential. Depending on your level, you could be nominated to go on our Developing Future Leaders, Emerging Future Leaders or Senior Future Leaders programmes. These programmes include master classes, business projects, feedback, mentoring, coaching and networking events. Alongside all this our operating companies also offer additional talent programmes.

Leadership Framework

The Leadership Framework is a global framework that defines and clarifies the expectations of how you do your job. There are three areas to the framework: Leadership Dimensions, Expectations and Competencies. The Leadership Framework is an integral part of all our people related activities and provides competencies for everyone within AXA – not just managers. Simply because it's important that everyone in our business knows the expectations of what they need to demonstrate in their role.

AXA Anytime

Workshops aren't right for everyone. That's why we partnered with the internationally-renowned Ashridge Business School to build a bespoke virtual learning centre specifically for leaders. It's a unique way of learning, which gives our leaders choice, accessibility and alternative ways to learn. You'll have access to a huge library of learning solutions, including guides, videos, audio, Bloomsbury or pocketbooks, plus peer-to-peer interaction through Forums and Instant Messaging.