Covéa Insurance supports local sixth form students with mock interviews

14th March

Covéa Insurance recently hosted 18 sixth form students from Calder High School at its Halifax offices. The students participated in realistic mock interviews and were marked on punctuality, appearance and communication skills.

The event provided the students with excellent insight into what would be expected from them in a real life job interview, whilst also having the added benefit of the experience forming part of an assignment on their business course.

Jan Healey, Associate Head Teacher, Calder High School commented:

“For a number of years BTEC L3 students have had the fantastic opportunity of working with Covéa Insurance. This year, students were not only interviewed by Covéa Insurance staff but were invited to have their interviews at the offices in Halifax. They found this extremely useful and said that the experience was a very useful insight into what to expect in interviews. As a result of the support Covéa Insurance have given our students, many of them are working towards Distinction level on this unit.”

James Reader, Chief Executive of Covéa Insurance also commented:

“This was the first event of this type that we have hosted internally and it was a huge success. We pride ourselves on supporting our local communities and support for our local schools forms a large part of the work we do. It’s great that this event has helped the students gain skills in a practical environment that will support them once they make their way in to the world of work and start applying for jobs.”

 

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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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