Covéa Insurance appoints new Apprenticeship Levy Lead

5th February

Aaron JeffriesCovéa Insurance is pleased to announce that it has appointed Aaron Jeffries to the newly created role of Apprenticeship Levy Lead.  Aaron will be responsible for maximising the value of the apprentice levy to develop tangible and exciting routes to qualification that attract and recruit diverse talent and support the organic growth of talent within Covéa Insurance.

Aaron has been with the insurer since 2010 and worked as a Learning & Development partner for the past three years.

Director of HR & Learning Lisa Meigh commented;

“We’re passionate about creating an environment in which all of our employees can thrive and achieve their full potential, whether that’s new apprentices just starting out on their career journey, or existing employees who want to develop their skills. We’ve already laid down solid foundations for the Levy; and Aaron will be responsible for building on these to ensure that our people can reach their true potential through a variety of engaging and supportive learning pathways .”

Covéa Insurance has been a vocal supporter of the Apprenticeship Levy since it was announced, and was one of the first insurers to implement a robust plan to maximise the benefits of the scheme. Since the implementation it has welcomed 16 new apprentices across a variety of roles and 24 existing employees are undergoing a new leadership training course in Q1 of this year.

 

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About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France, generating over 17.4 billion Euros in premiums in 2019.  

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 2 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels.

Employing over 1900 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos.  It holds ServiceMark accreditation with Distinction for its Personal Lines operation and its Commercial & HNW Claims teams, as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial business.  Covéa Insurance is signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and the insurance Inclusivity Pledge and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

Recently, Covéa Insurance were named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards.  They were also recipients of the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards, and the High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards.  They also received the Diversity Award at the British Insurance Awards.  They are currently shortlisted for 4 Insurance Times Awards.

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