AXA announces new apprenticeships as part of National Apprenticeship Week
AXA UK has launched over a dozen new government-backed apprenticeships as part of National Apprenticeship Week.
Openings include customer services, claims and data scientist roles, with the potential to attain Chartered Insurance Institute qualifications.
The move comes as part of the insurer’s strategy to move away from traditional graduate schemes in favour of more diverse apprenticeships.
Today, AXA UK has launched over a dozen new apprenticeship vacancies as part of National Apprenticeship Week.
The vacancies, consisting of customer services and claims roles in Ipswich and three data scientist positions in Tunbridge Wells, are open to new applicants and existing employees, without any age restriction.
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to attain Chartered Insurance Institute qualifications as part of some of the apprenticeships.
Over the past 12 months, over 100 apprentices have started at AXA across its UK offices, with numbers expected to grow throughout 2019. The insurer has also revamped its recruitment process, moving away from graduate schemes in favour of apprenticeship programmes.
By partnering with leading training providers across the UK, AXA has utilised the apprenticeship levy to fund a range of government-approved apprenticeships, offering qualifications including CII, AAT and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
The insurer has listed three reasons why it has chosen to take this new direction:
- A shift to apprenticeships will widen our applicant pool from the narrow strata of university graduates, promoting social mobility.
- A more diverse workforce ultimately results in greater levels of creativity throughout our business.
- With the levy changes having no any upper age restriction, modern apprenticeships support continuous learning, providing opportunities for experienced employees.
Lucinda Charles-Jones, Group HR Director, AXA UK & Ireland commented: “Here at AXA we strongly believe that one size does not fit all, and that talent comes from a wide range of applicants. Our decision to move away from traditional graduate schemes to apprenticeships has already proved to be a huge success, and I’m excited to announce that we will be launching dozens more opportunities throughout the year, starting at National Apprenticeship Week.”
In July 2012 the AXA Commercial Lines and Personal Intermediary businesses came together to form a new single organisation – AXA Commercial Lines and Personal Intermediary. Led by Amanda Blanc, the business offers brokers a more integrated and consistent approach from AXA which is focussed on their needs as a business – whatever the product. AXA Commercial Lines & Personal Intermediary provides underwriting expertise, offering a range of commercial lines and personal lines products and insurance solutions to our brokers and customers. AXA Commercial & Personal Intermediary is part of AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management serving 101 million clients.
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