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
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."