Zurich launches 'Kick Start Mentor' scheme for students

To tackle industry diversity

Jaskeet Briah
clock • 2 min read

Zurich has rolled out its ‘Kick Start Mentors’ scheme for state funded secondary schools in a bid to tackle diversity in the industry.

The initiative forms part of Zurich's ‘Early Careers' programme and has been created to attract future talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. The scheme, which will run over six months, has been launched in partnership with five schools across Birmingham, Croydon and Hampshire and the London boroughs of Waltham Forest and Newham. The number of students who have signed up to the programme this year has increased to 80, compared to 25 pupils in the scheme's pilot in 2022, Zurich detailed. Students will be mentored by 24 "specially trained Zurich future leaders" the insurer said,...

To continue reading this article...

Join Cover

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, key trend analysis and industry insights.
  • Stay on top of the latest developments around health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion and the cost of living crisis.
  • Receive breaking news stories straight to your inbox in the daily newsletter.
  • Members only access to monthly programme 'The COVER Review'
  • Be the first to hear about our CPD accredited events and awards programmes.

Join now

 

Already a Cover member?

Login

More on Insurer

Dentists' Provident pays out £5.2 million in 2023

Dentists' Provident pays out £5.2 million in 2023

Decrease from £5.6m in 2022

Jaskeet Briah
clock 13 February 2024 • 1 min read
Nearly nine in 10 claims handlers impacted by distressing claims: CII

Nearly nine in 10 claims handlers impacted by distressing claims: CII

CII urges insurers to provide training on vulnerable customers

Jaskeet Briah
clock 07 February 2024 • 2 min read
Royal London names L&G's Fiona Wynn as head of protection proposition

Royal London names L&G's Fiona Wynn as head of protection proposition

Enhancing high net worth offering

Jaskeet Briah
clock 06 February 2024 • 1 min read