AXA UK first insurer to receive Age-Aware Accreditation

17 July 2023

Posted in People

  • AXA UK becomes the first UK insurance company to achieve the Age-Aware Accredited Employer status from 55/Redefined.
  • The accreditation demonstrates AXA UK’s commitment to creating an inclusive work environment for over-50s.
  • Almost a quarter (24.8%) of the workforce at AXA UK are over the age of 50.

AXA UK has become the first insurance company to achieve the Age-Aware Accredited Employer status from 55/Redefined, an employer focused organisation supporting businesses on age inclusivity.

The new accreditation demonstrates AXA UK’s ongoing commitment to implementing age-inclusive policies and is testament to the company’s belief that employees should be able to progress whatever their background, heritage, lifestyle or life stage.

As part of the accreditation, AXA UK is pledging to ensure the recruitment process remains inclusive and accessible for all, including those over the age of 50. The company will also continue to encourage existing and potential employees to stay working for longer.

To support its over-50s workforce, AXA UK is already offering training opportunities, including apprentice programmes targeting the re-skill of those over 50s with a combination of practical training and study. What’s more, in 2022 AXA UK became an accredited Menopause Friendly Employer and introduced a new policy and support guide to help not only those experiencing menopause, but also their colleagues and families.

We’re delighted that AXA UK has partnered with 55/Redefined and become an Age Accredited employer, confirming their commitment to inclusivity in their organisation for over-50's talent. AXA UK shares our vision that the workforce must have a whole view of age ranges to truly understand the needs, wants and concerns of every age group across all our stakeholders. We look forward to working together.

Lyndsey Simpson, CEO at 55/ Redefined
Head shot of Lyndsey Simpson, CEO of 55 Redefined

Attracting and retaining talent is a challenge that every business, regardless of size, is facing into.  With the over 50’s demographic growing rapidly in the UK, having a strategy in place is key.

I’m proud that we’ve been recognised as an Age Inclusive employer, and the steps we continue to take in making AXA UK&I a place where people can thrive at any life stage.

Suzanne Scott, Chief People & Corporate Responsibility Officer at AXA UK & Ireland
Headshot of Suzanne Scott, AXA UK and Ireland's Chief People and Corporate Responsibility Officer