AXA is Employer of the Month

06 Apr 2017

AXA Business Insurance has been named Employer of the Month by Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow. 

The award recognises AXA's role piloting Scotland's first Foundation Apprenticeship in Financial Services, providing school pupils with flexible work-study placements in its Glasgow office. The company also invites pupils to take part in study tours, work experience days and careers workshops. Most recently, AXA teamed up with the Notre Dame High School for Girls to run classes on how maths is applied in the world of finance.

Amanda Cochrane, who heads AXA's operations in Glasgow's IFSD added: "Apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity for young people to earn while they learn, right from the moment they leave school. We are committed to working with schools across the city and providing school-leavers with routes into financial services. The energy, diligence and refreshing ideas they bring are proving hugely inspirational and beneficial to our business too!"

DYW Glasgow, which aims to increase industry links with education and move more young people into work, is supported by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Alison McRae, Senior Director at the Chamber said, "AXA has created a blend of opportunities linking education to employment, the very embodiment of Developing the Young Workforce."