Covéa launches ‘Build Your Own Insurance Company’ virtual programme


Authored by Covéa

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.”

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About Covea

Covéa Insurance is the UK underwriting business of the leading French mutual insurance Group Covéa and offers competitively-priced household and motor insurance, along with a range of commercial insurance products designed to meet the needs of most businesses, through a nationwide network of intermediaries.  

Regional distribution teams based in 9 regional offices offer brokers and insurance intermediaries direct access to senior underwriters.  Covéa Insurance handles the insurance needs of over 1 million policyholders.

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