Local award win for Covéa Insurance employee

18th June

Covéa Insurance employee Chelsea Keenan has won ‘Young Apprentice of the Year’ at the 2014 Calderdale College Vocational Qualification Awards.

Chelsea was nominated by the company because, since joining the Covéa Insurance apprenticeship scheme in November 2012 she has made a significant contribution to the business whilst also demonstrating commitment to her professional development through completion of the Customer Service Level 2 Vocational Qualification.

Award winner Chelsea Keenan commented:

“I’ve had a really successful year at Covéa Insurance and winning this local award has been the cherry on the cake for me! The level of support I received throughout the programme from both the company and the college was outstanding - I feel really lucky to have been given this opportunity and would encourage anybody to apply for the apprenticeship scheme.”

The Covéa Insurance apprenticeship programme is a key part of the company’s recruitment strategy and plays an important role in developing an agile workforce capable of meeting changing business needs and demands. The scheme seeks to attract local, young people who want to be in an engaging learning environment and build a career at the same time.

Lisa Meigh, Head of HR & Learning also commented:

“We would like to congratulate Chelsea on her success. We are committed to running a successful apprenticeship programme and it’s rewarding to see what young people can achieve given the right learning experience. Apprenticeships can offer an ideal route in to a professional role.”




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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