Covéa Insurance Launches Virtual Work Experience Programme ‘Build Your Own Insurance Company’

June 2021

Award-winning employer, Covéa Insurance is thrilled to announce the launch of a free virtual work experience programme for young people studying at school or college. 

The programme is designed to help prepare young people for future employment, providing vital insights into the world of work, and includes self-directed learning and core professional skills. 

The Covéa ‘Build Your Own Insurance Company’ work experience programme brings together teams from across the company including Data Science, Pricing, Marketing and Financial Crime, giving an insight into different functions, with set tasks to be completed for each area.  

The company is also developing a Digital virtual work experience programme, designed to showcase careers in digital roles and will give young people a chance to have a go at completing tasks in areas like coding, data science, cyber security and artificial intelligence. 

Prior to the pandemic, 370 students a year took part in Covéa’s work experience to get a glimpse of life at Covéa Insurance and what it was like working in the insurance industry. With the pandemic restricting office use, this new virtual programme not only ensures that work experience can continue, but also opens up  opportunities to individuals from across the country breaking down potential geographical barriers to accessing work experience. 

Matthew Metcalfe, Senior Manager Talent Acquisition commented: 

“We are absolutely delighted to launch our virtual work experience programme.

The pandemic limited our ability to deliver meaningful interactions with students within the communities in which we operate and we recognised the need to convert our highly successful work experience programme, so that it could be delivered virtually.

Employer engagement plays a critical role in helping students enter the workplace and the new virtual model means that this can be accessed by any student in the UK.”

Visit the Virtual Work Experience programme now to find out more.

 

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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 16.6 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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