Covéa launches virtual work experience programme

Covéa Insurance has announced 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, 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.

Matthew Metcalfe, senior manager talent acquisition, said: “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.”