Career development

At AXA IM, we support our people to take ownership for their career development. We are fully committed to helping them fulfil their career aspirations.


We want our people to start their careers with us in the right way. So, in addition to our Digital Onboarding Curriculum, we invite them to a two day Welcome@AXA event in Paris to learn about our business, culture and values through interactive sessions and discussions with colleagues, business heads and Management Board members.

Mobility and career path

Whether it's a promotion in your own function, a move to another function, a transfer to another AXA entity, or a temporary assignment in another country, all forms of mobility are encouraged to help our people increase their skills in different environments and business areas. It's a great way to develop and strengthen our culture of trust and achievement through knowledge transfers, the mingling of skills and exchanges of expertise.

You and your manager will create an annual development plan which combines learning and business actions to build on your strengths, acquire new competencies and accelerate your development. These actions can include training programmes such as technical courses, personal development modules, professional studies and leadership workshops and learning experiences such as "on the job" learning, mobility, specific projects and coaching opportunities.

In addition, you'll be invited to discuss your current role and future aspirations in confidence with your dedicated Human Resources representative on a regular basis.

Focus on learning at AXA IM

In an age of disruption the need for organisations to transform is more pertinent than ever before. The digital, economic, demographic and social landscape for business is changing at an exponentially fast pace and will have a significant impact on both clients and employees.

At AXA IM, we are responding to this changing environment with a clear strategy to embed a deep culture of self-directed learning and development. We are building an organisation where our people feel empowered to continuously develop as individuals and support each other to drive customer centricity and business transformation in this challenging environment.

Rapidly changing internal and external factors have a direct impact on the skills we need to drive AXA IM into the future. The “half-life” of a learned skill is 5-years. This means that much of what you learned 10 years ago is obsolete and half of what you learned 5 years ago is irrelevant.

We simply cannot learn what we need to know now and in the future using only traditional methods of learning and development. In the past, employees learned to gain skills for a career; now, your career itself is a continuous journey of learning.

Our AXA Values and Leadership Framework set our expectations that employees must drive and own their personal and professional development whilst simultaneously enabling others to grow. We aim to nurture ‘Learnatics’; a term coined by psychologists to describe people with an innate desire to learn. Our managers coach their teams to develop learnatic behaviours; curiosity, resourcefulness and persistency, to build their capability and own their career.

By demonstrating a continuous appetite for learning, you open the door to the fantastic opportunities and high-quality learning solutions we make accessible to all employees.

Feedback & Support

The ability to give constructive feedback and the maturity to receive it and act upon it, is an essential part of career progression. We encourage all employees to have regular feedback discussions with managers and peers.

In addition, we use tools like 360 degree reviews and executive assessments, along with individual and group coaching, and mentoring to help support career development.

Join us

We create the opportunities. You’ll be able to grab them. From a global mobility program that allows you to take your career down a brand new path, to Learning and Development opportunities that give you a whole new set of skills, we give you the chance to shape your own future.

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