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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.