Covéa Insurance signs up to Tech Talent Charter

9th February 2021

Covéa Insurance is delighted to announce it has signed up to the Tech Talent Charter, a non-profit organisation, whose purpose is to drive inclusion and diversity of the tech workforce in the UK in a practical and measurable way. In signing up to the charter, Covéa Insurance commits to promoting inclusivity and diversity within its own digital workforce.

As a leading employer actively recruiting in the UK digital space, Covéa Insurance is ideally placed to deliver change.  Its commitment to the Tech talent Charter means the company will develop and adopt recruitment, promotion and retention plans for tech roles that drive inclusion and diversity. Best practice, experiences and data will be shared with other signatories and wider audiences to promote the tech opportunities available to those in under-represented groups.

Graeme Howard, CTIO, at Covéa Insurance, said: “To have a culture which is truly innovative and collectively creative takes diversity of thought and experience. We can only achieve that through being a fully inclusive employer, one which really advocates for progressive thinking. This is an opportunity for us to make a real difference through collaboration with other organisations to dispel stereotypes and showcase tech as a viable and exciting career choice for anyone with the interest and aptitude.”

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - Nicky Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Cotes says of the Charter: “The Charter is a fantastic initiative which is working hard to promote diversity in the tech workforce, and I am proud that my department has given it our backing. Thank you to all of you who have signed up, and those of you who haven’t, please make it one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get signing. Greater diversity is all about making sure the incredible benefits of technology are spread more widely and more fairly and that is what I wanted to talk about today."

More about the Tech Talent Charter and its aims on their website here: https://www.techtalentcharter.co.uk/home

 

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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 has been 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 High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards, the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards, and the Diversity Award at the British Insurance Awards.

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