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 16.9 billion Euros in premiums in 2018.  

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 1.5 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s A+ 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 1800 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos, having Investors In People Gold accreditation and is signatory to the HM Treasury Women In Finance Charter. It also has World Class service accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service for its Motor Claims, Home Claims and Underwriting Services teams as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial and Mid/High Net Worth business.

In 2018, Covéa Insurance were recipients of the Personal Lines Insurer of the Year award at both the British Insurance Awards and the Insurance Times Awards and was the top rated insurer in the Insurance Times Broker Service Survey for both Personal and Commercial Lines.

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