Engineering with added distinction - Covéa Insurance engineers receive reaccreditation

11th Oct

Covéa Insurance is pleased to announce that its engineers have become the first in the industry to achieve a “distinction” for the second year in a row during a certification process with global risk and asset management provider, Audatex.

Following the success of their 2015 training and recertification programme, Covéa Insurance has worked closely with Audatex to create a bespoke, modular training programme with the aim of improving on the industry benchmark for the Audatex Certificate in Assessment Construction and Audit that was set last year.

Every operational member of the insurer’s Claims Motor Engineers team undertook the training programme with each one receiving a ‘distinction’ pass, showcasing the talent, commitment and tenacity of the team.

Underpinning the success of the training programme was a detailed online Training Needs Analysis exercise conducted by Audatex to enable it to understand the objectives of the individuals taking part in the training. This resulted in bespoke sessions being created, to ensure the exact training needs of everyone were met. To achieve a ‘distinction’, candidates had to achieve a score of 92.5% or higher across a challenging series of theory, assessment construction and audit tests. 

Alastair Sherwin, Claims Motor Engineers Team Manager for Covéa Insurance, commented:

“I’ve always been confident that our engineers are amongst the very best in the industry and to achieve such an outstanding result really highlights this. It’s impressive enough for the whole operational team to achieve a distinction, but to be the first insurer ever to achieve this and then to repeat it for a second year is truly exceptional.”

Layton Davies, Senior Business Development Manager for Audatex, added:

“After the achievement last year of the entire team realising distinctions to repeat this feat was always going to be a big ask.  Covéa Insurance are always at the forefront of advancement and at Audatex we welcome appetite in raising the bar.  By creating an industry leading training programme together with the engagement of the Covéa Insurance team this magnificent result has been achieved two years in a row.”




About Covéa Insurance

Covéa Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa (which includes the global reinsurer PartnerRe since July 2022). 

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of UK customers, across a range of product lines; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa.  

Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos and 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. In 2022 Covéa Insurance was named Insurer of the Year at the British Claims Awards and Personal Lines Insurer of the Year at the Insurance Times Awards.

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