Insurance firm Axa UK has received age-aware accredited employer status as part of its ongoing commitment to implementing age-inclusive policies.
Established by 55/Redefined, which focuses on supporting businesses with age inclusivity, the accreditation demonstrates the firm’s belief that employees should be able to progress whatever their background, heritage, lifestyle or life stage.
As part of the accreditation, Axa UK has pledged to encourage existing and potential employees to stay working for longer and to ensure the recruitment process remains inclusive and accessible for all, including those over the age of 50. In order to support its over-50s workforce, it offers training opportunities such as apprentice programmes that target re-skilling through a combination of practical training and study.
Suzanne Scott, chief people and corporate responsibility officer at Axa UK and Ireland, said: “Attracting and retaining talent is a challenge that every business, regardless of size, is facing into. With the over 50s 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.”
Lyndsey Simpson, chief executive officer of 55/ Redefined, added: “We’re delighted that Axa UK has partnered with 55/Redefined and become an age accredited employer, confirming its commitment to inclusivity in their organisation for over-50s 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.”
Back 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.