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How we’re supporting 220 women to help better protect in the future

The AXA Research Fund supports an incredible 220 women researchers worldwide.

From 26 countries, covering 44 nationalities, each researcher is engaged in fundamental projects for the better understanding and prevention of major risks that impact society. 

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Why you should kick-start your Early Career at AXA

View of New York City from near the New Jersey Office.

As I am approaching graduation I was eager to use my time in New York City to investigate what it is like to start your career at AXA. To do this, I spoke first hand to some individuals who began [...]

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4 things you should know about the Great Global Adventure 2016/17

While you may already be aware that the Great Global Adventure involves two six-week internship placements, one six-week volunteering opportunity and a year of travel – here are four things you might not know about the 2016/17 instalment that will hopefully give you some insight into what you can expect [...]

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My graduate experience as Deputy Product Owner at AXA

Our graduates have a real impact here at AXA. Not only do we ask them to challenge us and themselves, but it’s important to us that they contribute in a substantial way towards our purpose: empowering people to live better lives.

Karla Lukic is just one great example of how our [...]

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How can one picture paint a thousand words?

We believe that working for a global company shouldn’t mean keeping your true self boxed up. We are incredibly proud of the amazing variety of cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles of our employees around the world, and we know that this variety helps to make us stronger.

So, to celebrate our uniqueness, [...]

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My First Month as the Great Global Adventurer

One week into my first AXA experience in New York City and I already have so much to share about the unique initiatives, exciting workplace environment and charitable causes AXA US is involved in. While I will be sharing several articles over the coming months with regard to specific aspects [...]

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Building your personal brand on LinkedIn

A good LinkedIn profile doesn’t just offer you a place to showcase your career and skills. It can also give you the chance to network with others, discover topics that are popular in your field and join in on those discussions, and allow you to become a thought-leader on subjects [...]

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Back to work: How commitment and collaboration are crucial for innovation

The final blog of our “back to work” series features Susan Sanchez from the US, speaking about her experience of AXA’s Start-In innovation platform. Discover how she adapted to innovating whilst working thanks to her passion, commitment and our collaborative culture.

Can you briefly introduce yourself?

I'm Susan Sanchez and I [...]

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Back to work: How to persist with innovation while being prepared to walk away

It’s week three of our Back to Work blog series on innovation in the workplace. This week, meet David from AXA UK. Discover how his experience with AXA’s employee innovation program, Start-in, has [...]

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Back to work: How innovation is a state of mind and the importance of practice

Some of you may have read our previous blog in the Back to Work series with Bernadette Cichostepski. In her interview she spoke about being innovative at work and re-assessing priorities [...]

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Back to work: How to develop new skills and bring your career back into focus

For some of us (especially the Northern Hemisphere) September marks the end of Summer holidays and the time to go back to work. No matter whether you’ve taken a week’s break, or a bit longer, you’re hopefully feeling fresh, rejuvenated and ready to take on the world again. It’s the [...]

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Two Years On: How Reverse Mentoring has developed at AXA

This year, we celebrated the two-year anniversary of our Reverse Mentoring program at AXA. You may remember our article last year with Ewa Sulima on how the program got started.

Now, Alice Pellerin (@Alice_Pln) is in [...]

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How AXA and Junior Achievement are rewarding entrepreneurial mind-sets

Over 200 students gathered in Lucerne between 25-28 July to celebrate the top mini-companies from across Europe in Junior Achievement’s Company of the Year Competition. 36 student-teams competed as part of JA Europe’s flagship JA Company Programme, which gives them an [...]

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A Great Global Thank You to Our Employees

The Great Global Adventure isn’t just a game. It’s also a great way for us to reach and give back to our employees around the world. It’s a chance to let them learn about different parts of our business and test their knowledge, while having a bit of fun.

So, on [...]

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From 26,907 down to 4: Who will be our next AXA adventurer?

Nearly 27,000 students and graduates played the Great Global Adventure again this year. Presenting a mammoth task to our judges – how do you get from 27,000 to 4 and how do you choose the final winner?

We asked our judges what they were searching for in choosing the regional [...]

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Goodbye San Francisco, hello Hong Kong

Will Moore’s #AXAadventure has finally come to an end. The DiscoverAXA team would like to say a massive thank you to our global winner and wish him all the best for his future career. We’ll definitely miss hearing about all his adventures. Luckily for us all, our next Great Global [...]

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How can the Alliance for Youth help you find work?

This June, we celebrate the second anniversary of AXA’s involvement in the Alliance for Youth. We’ve achieved some remarkable results, both in terms of recruitment and events/projects that we’ve organised.

One shining example of the success of this partnership is Maryna Soula. Maryna was born in Ukraine, studied in Germany and [...]

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How to be yourself and better understand others at work

Ensuring that each and every one of our employees can bring their whole selves to work is really important. It’s the responsibility of our Diversity and Inclusion teams around the world to help create a culture of inclusion and accessibility. For example, on the 12th May, we held our first [...]

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What’s next on the Great Global Adventure?

The Great Global Adventure game might be over, but for one unsuspecting student or graduate, their journey is only just beginning. We had almost 27,000 students and graduates from 184 countries around the world, take part in this year’s game. Over the past week, we’ve been sifting through all [...]

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What really happens inside a Social Media Command Centre?

Meet Chutima Phummoon. She works at AXA’s Social Media Command Centre in Thailand. Sounds cool right? We decided to take a closer look, to find out what really happens inside a social media command centre and why it’s so important:

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8 months, 15 countries, one incredible experience

It’s been just over 8 months since Will Moore set off on his Great Global Adventure. The last time we spoke to him he was about to embark on the last leg of his journey. Now, he’s in Toronto, so we had a [...]

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How I discovered AXA: From the Philippines to Paris

Meet Paolo. He’s got a pretty unique story to tell.

Originally from the Philippines, at the start of the year he joined the Media Department at AXA in Paris – welcome Paolo!

But his decision to join AXA took a slightly different route than most. And it all began last year, with [...]

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5 must-see cities to inspire the adventurer in you

So far, we’ve had 3,200 players share their top cities to visit and explore as part of the Great Global Adventure game.

Tokyo is the absolute favourite for another year; chosen by players in every region (take a look at

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Inside the AXA Lab: Students, Surprises and Silicon Valley

In January, 25 MBA students on the Stanford-Tsinghua Exchange Program (STEP) made their way to San Francisco to immerse themselves in the Silicon Valley ecosystem. They met with companies like Google, Facebook, Uber, and also the AXA Lab. The day was organised as part of our strategic partnership with Tsinghua [...]

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10 songs to travel the world:

Way back when we launched the first Great Global Adventure in 2014, we invited you to share your favourite travel songs on our Spotify Travel Playlist.

Now, it’s a year on and our winner Will is over half way through his [...]

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5 reasons why you should play the Great Global Adventure

Heard of the Great Global Adventure game? If you’re a student or a recent graduate, this opportunity from AXA is not-to-be-missed. We’re offering you the chance to tick-off your dream list of destinations, gain valuable work experience and take part in a community project. [...]

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How travelling can help give you a global mindset


What is a global mindset? It’s the ability to navigate your way easily from one culture to another. It’s the awareness of global differences both socially and economically. It’s being able to learn and adapt to each new situation irrespective of where you are. 

It’s also an important [...]

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Giving back: The AXA Adventure and Junior Achievement

Eight months travel, two international work experience placements and a community project; that’s the incredible prize that Will, our Great Global Adventure winner, won last year. And if, like us, you’ve been following the GreatGlobalAdventurer on his amazing journey so far, you’ll know that [...]

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Question: Is the Global Graduate Program right for you?

Choosing where to go after university is not always a simple step. And we know it can be a little over-whelming trying to make the right choice for your future. What’s most important is to choose an experience that’s right for you, but how do you decide?

Meet Cynthia, one of [...]

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Trans-Siberian adventures and fast friendships

Will Moore, the AXA Great Global Adventurer, has been on a journey like no other. Having won 8 months travel, two internships in AXA offices and a voluntary experience, he started his trip in September. Three and a half months in, he’s [...]

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Racing Driver. Mathematician. Data Analyst: Katelyn’s Story

For some people the future is clear. For others, it takes time to figure out what you really want in life. Take Katelyn for example, a rising star with a promising future ahead of her as a Data Analyst on the AXA Global [...]

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A Global Graduate Gathering

Every year we give graduates, who’ve joined our Global Graduate Program, the opportunity to attend the AXA Global Graduate Camp in November. This year’s camp was a huge success, with 136 graduates (almost double last year’s number) from 15 countries invited to Paris.

Spread over three days, the camp offered them [...]

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The Great Global Adventure: The journey so far…

He’s travelled around China, stayed in Hong Kong for over a month on a 6 week internship with AXA and walked the Great Wall of China in two different seasons. Now our Great Global Adventurer, Will Moore, is taking the Trans-Siberian railway on route for Russia.

So, while he’s making his [...]

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The AXA Global Graduate Program: From Hong Kong to Paris

Meet Zachary. He joined the Global Graduate Program in 2014 as an Actuarial Assistant in Hong Kong. Now he’s moved to Paris for his second assignment as an Actuarial Analyst at AXA France.

So, what’s it like working for the number one global insurance company? Let’s find out.

How does it feel [...]

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Preparing young people for work

Last year AXA partnered with the likes of Nestle, Nielsen and Twitter as part of the Alliance for Youth, working to assist youth employability. Since then, AXA has taken part in a number of events; from workshops at the European Parliament in Brussels, to coaching [...]

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Be prepared and push yourself: My Hong Kong internship

As part of his Great Global Adventure, Will Moore has been learning the ins and outs of asset management at AXA Investment Managers, Hong Kong. Before he started his internship we asked him a few questions about what he was looking forward to, and with only a week left [...]

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Seven ways to sell yourself in an interview

It doesn’t matter whether it’s your first interview or your 100th, every interview is different, so it’s important you’ve got the basics covered. Give yourself a head start against the competition with these seven pointers:

1. Body language

First impressions count and body language is key: maintain eye contact, give your interviewer [...]

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Challenge yourself to go further, faster

Gabriel joined the Global Graduate Program back in 2012 as a Pricing Actuary for AXA Global Direct France. His second rotation took him to Seoul in South Korea, and this year he completed the program and joined AXA permanently as a P&C Actuary [...]

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Being a leader for a day

Did you know 73.4 million young people are unemployed around the world?[1]

How can we ensure young people today gain the skills and experience needed to help them on their career path? Well, at AXA we’re working on a variety of projects and inviting our employees to get involved [...]

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Reverse Mentoring: A New World of Learning

Diversity and innovation

As a global company we employ a diverse range of people from different cultures, generations and backgrounds, all of whom have different levels of experience. Traditionally, mentoring has helped the older generations pass on their experience to younger employees. But the world is changing and growing at a [...]

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Are you ready to challenge your perceptions?

With the launch of the AXA Global Graduate Program 2016, we’re on the hunt for talented, ambitious graduates looking to challenge and be challenged for the better.

Like Dannae, who joined the program in 2015, moving from Madrid to Paris. She’s had the opportunity to [...]

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From Hong Kong to China and back again

On the 5th of September Will Moore set off on the first leg of his round the world trip, as part of the Great Global Adventure. In the past month, he’s been from Hong Kong to China and back again, his route taking him through Shenzhen, Guilin, Yangshuo, Chengdu, [...]

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How do you prepare for the journey of a lifetime?

In May 2015, Will Moore won the Great Global Adventure from AXA. In the past few months hes been preparing for his round-the-world trip, deciding where to go and what to see along the way. The first leg of his journey will take him to Asia, with [...]

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My internship at AXA: How it changed my perceptions

My name’s Morgane and I’m currently studying at the European Business School (EBS) and working on my thesis on well-being at work and a new kind of management. For the past 3 months I’ve been an intern at AXA’s global head office in Paris. I’ve been part of the Global [...]

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Start-in: Bringing our employee’s ideas to life

In 2014, we launched a global internal innovation program. Start-in invites employees to co-create solutions for our customers by submitting their ideas to an online crowd-sourcing platform.

Over eight hundred ideas were suggested this year, and after 5 months of coaching, selection, and one 4-day hackathon, the winning teams created 4 [...]

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Behind the scenes at AXA Lab in Silicon Valley

Who better to provide an insight into the high-tech happenings of AXA Lab, Silicon Valley than someone who works there? We caught up with Thibaut Loilier to discuss change, collaboration and connecting with key digital players.

Thibaut Loilier, Analyst at AXA Lab

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What is Impact Journalism Day?

On Saturday 20th June, AXA is partnering with Sparknews for Impact Journalism Day. We spoke to the company behind it all, to find out more about where the idea came from and why it’s so important.

Could you introduce yourselves and tell us more about [...]

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The 4L Trophy: Back From an Amazing Adventure

Every year, thousands of students race Renault 4 cars more than 6,000 kilometres across France, Spain and the Moroccan desert for the 4L Trophy. But this race isn’t just about being the first to cross the finish line. The 4L Trophy adventure is a humanitarian mission supporting the work of [...]

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Bonjour, Hello and здравствуйте to Will!

Our Great Global Adventure winner, Will Moore, visited us in our Paris headquarters this week, to begin planning his exciting travel adventure.

So we took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his experience so far.

Hi Will, how about you start by introducing yourself?

I’m 23 and I grew up in [...]

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AXA France offers funding to community projects with Partager Proteger

As the number one global insurance brand, AXA takes its corporate social responsibility seriously. Around the world, AXA supports local communities with volunteer projects like AXA Hearts in Action and its partnership with CARE.

In particular, AXA France is aiming to lead the way with a new kind [...]

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Who will win the Great Global Adventure?

Over 25,000 people from across the globe participated in our Great Global Adventure online game. After several weeks of careful consideration: counting game points, video interviews, lots of great answers from all the contestants and some tough decisions, the day of the final interview has arrived.

Four finalists will meet [...]

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How to win over your future employer in just eight minutes

Interviews are always a little daunting and if you’re easily scared by the process, it might be worth looking away now. A new study by AXA has revealed that it takes employers just eight minutes to make up their minds about whether to hire someone or not, gulp!

So what can [...]

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Learning from Silicon Valley’s tech leaders

“If two people in a garage can have a good idea and turn it into one billion customers after 10 years, why can’t 100,000 talented people at AXA have more than just one good idea and be able to convert their ideas into reality?” Henri de Castries, AXA Chairman & CEO, [...]

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How employees are shaping the AXA of the future

Here at AXA, we understand that trust is the foundation of any successful business. As George Stansfield, Head of Group Human Resources, explains, “You cannot innovate unless you have a really strong culture of trust and inclusion”. But with our reach and diversity – we have 155,000 employees across 56 [...]

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Culture and collaboration on my overseas AXA placement

Fátima Palomina, Global Actuarial Graduate Programme

I’m Fátima and I’m on AXA’s Global Actuarial Graduate Programme. It’s the high profile of the company and the opportunity to go abroad and work with a multicultural team, while getting to grips with business-critical work, which really appealed to me. I also liked that [...]

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The Great Global game has finished but the Adventure continues…

We want to say a big international thank you to everyone who played the Great Global Adventure by AXA. The game has now closed and we begin the search to find the winner of the once-in-a-lifetime travel and work experience.

The game has been a runaway global success. Tens of thousands of [...]

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Great Global Adventure: What's in it for you?

With just five days to go before the Great Global Adventure closes, AXA Global Employer Brand and Resourcing Manager Hannah West shares what’s in it for you.

The prize of up to a year’s international travel, two internships and participation in a community project is pretty unique. Where did the idea [...]

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From Graduate to Regional Manager: Andrew’s career at AXA

Andrew joined AXA Australia in 2004 as a Graduate Actuary – you might remember him from this video. Today, he’s Regional Manager at AXA Asia. We caught up with him to find out more about his experience and how his career has evolved at AXA.

I joined AXA as a [...]

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Gaining international experience as an AXA graduate

Cindy Komah

When I applied for a place on AXA’s Global Graduate Program, I was in Australia finishing my Masters in Accounting at the Macquarie University in Sydney. I was attracted to the program because I recognised the firm foundation it would give me in my actuarial career as [...]

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AXA chats travel with Mapping Megan

As part of our Great Global Adventure competition, we're offering the lucky winner an unforgettable round-the-world trip for up to a year, including worldwide travel with two valuable work placements in AXA offices and a community project, all tailored to their individual interests and preferences.

But what if you've [...]

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Discover AXA Travel Playlist

What do you listen to when you’re on holiday or exploring other countries?

As part of our Great Global Adventure competiton, we're offering one lucky winner the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world. To soothe your ears whilst you visit the world's wonders, we’ve put together [...]

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Team building on the AXA Global Graduate Program

Elena Maria Moreno, Actuarial Graduate, AXA France 

After studying actuarial sciences, I knew that AXA was the place I wanted to work. They’re one of the largest insurance companies in the world and that was very attractive to me. While the size and scope of the organisation is so vast,

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Velo to Vietnam

Daryl Boxall, Investment and Pension Manager, AXA UK 

As the world’s leading insurance brand, AXA cares passionately about protecting people. As part of this commitment, they care about giving back to communities too – and not just the communities on their doorstep. I recently won a work competition and the prize, [...]

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Students and graduates reveal perfect travel destinations

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

As part of our Great Global Adventure competition, we’re asking students and new graduates who play the game to share their top travel destinations with us. So far, over 2,700 entrants worldwide have told us where in the [...]

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Where will the AXA Global Graduate Program take you?

As a graduate on our Global Graduate Program, you’ll have the possibility to work on an overseas assignment in different AXA locations across the world. From your very first assignment, you’ll have the chance to expand your expertise in a variety of roles.

Jaehoon, who is originally from South [...]

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We are all people protectors!

I had never imagined that I would work for an insurance company. The insurance products didn’t attract me because they didn’t seem very exciting. But then I realised that insurance is about protecting the things you care about - your life, your health, your family, your home. You could say [...]

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Great Global Adventure at a glance

10 weeks ago we launched Great Global Adventure, a global competition offering you the chance to win a life-changing, world-first prize. 

As well as up to eight months worldwide travel, the prize also includes two six-week paid internships at two different AXA locations worldwide, plus a voluntary experience with one of [...]

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AXA's Great Big Global Graduate Camp

Last month, 70 AXA graduates from around the world visited us at our Paris HQ for the Global Graduate Camp, a three-day learning event focusing on innovation, future trends and leadership.

Here's a quick snapshot of what we got up to. 

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Where graduates go global

As a global business, standing still isn’t in AXA’s nature; we are constantly looking, thinking and moving ahead, developing innovative products and services to help our customers live more confidently each day. As a global employer, we’re always developing our people too. Right now, we’re looking for our leaders of [...]

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I’ve picked up the language and a taste for Samgyeopsal

Fabien Cherance, Actuary on the AXA Global Graduate Program, AXA Global Direct South Korea

I’ve always enjoyed travelling. I’m a curious person and I knew that I didn’t want to stay only in France. Before coming to work at AXA, I’d travelled around Europe and South America. So after my first [...]

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The Great Global Adventure by AXA has arrived

AXA’s first global competition offers higher education students and recent graduates the chance to win a life-changing, world-first prize: a year of discovery, volunteering and practical work experience, which will boost and enhance any CV.

The Great Global Adventure is go – and the prize on offer [...]

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AXA is the number one insurance company

For the sixth year in a row, AXA has maintained its position as a leading global insurance brand, placing it among the world's 100 Best Global Brands, alongside Google, Apple, Coca-Cola, and Louis Vuitton.

According to Interbrand, the brand strategy and design consultancy whose "Best Global Brands" [...]

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AXA UK Graduates share insider tips on the application process

Starting the application process to become one of our brand new graduate trainees can be a daunting thought, but you’ll never regret getting started! Here, some of our recent graduates share their experiences so you know exactly what to expect.

Simon Daunter: There was a standard process for applying and the [...]

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Global secondments, great opportunities and good friends: 15 years at AXA

Did you know that AXA has at least one customer in 196 countries? As Director of Medical Services at AXA PPP International, it’s my job to make sure that our customers all over the globe can access healthcare and be supported, whatever country they’re in.  From air ambulance providers to [...]

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