Covéa Insurance joins community partnership to develop leadership talent

30th September 2019

Covéa Insurance is delighted to be one of seven major employers in Calderdale taking part in a new innovative community partnership designed to develop the next generation of leaders.

Along with West Yorkshire Police, Calderdale College, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, Together Housing, Halifax Opportunities Trust and Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation, Covéa Insurance will offer aspiring leaders the chance to join like-minded people on a journey to leadership excellence, where they will benefit from pioneering training methods, whilst working towards an accredited leadership and management qualification.

The two-year programme is being run by Rise, the Calderdale College skills service for employers. It features a wide range of masterclasses and seminars, including keynote speakers from different industry sectors, designed to equip participants with the information, knowledge and understanding they need to succeed as future leaders.  Tapping into the resources of partnering businesses, the programme will take participants out of their comfort zone, helping to increase their confidence, experience and skills.

On completion, participants will emerge equipped to thrive in leadership roles, supporting the future prosperity and success of the wider Calderdale region.

Matthew Metcalfe, Senior Manager - Talent & Acquisition at Covéa Insurance comments:

“This is a ground-breaking initiative and we’re delighted to be involved.  Community based learning programmes offer great potential to equip our people with the skills they need to become highly effective leaders, benefiting our business and the community as a whole.”

Future Leaders participant Lewis Tidswell from Covéa Insurance says:

“I’m always looking to push myself and do better. The course allows me to learn new management techniques and meet other managers from companies around Halifax. This gives us the chance to learn from each other’s experience and knowledge which we can then share within our own businesses and teams.”




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 16.6 billion Euros in premiums in 2020.   

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 won the General Insurer of the Year award at the British Insurance Awards 2021. It was named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards and as the Best Employer at the Yorkshire Financial Awards.  They were also recipients of the Best Insurer title at the British Claims Awards, High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards, the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards.

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