The broker has a wider group commitment to support young talent
Markerstudy Group has today (13 July 2022) unveiled a new partnership with education charity Future First, aiming to entice young talent to consider insurance career opportunities.
The partnership has been designed so that Markerstudy staff can offer career-related support, advice and encouragement to state school and college students, in turn helping to promote jobs in insurance.
One way the broker will do this is via the Future First Hub – a social media style platform that enables volunteers to communicate with students.
Tanya Gerrard-White, group chief people officer at Markerstudy Group, said: “This new partnership enables us to provide support, guidance and mentoring to the next generation of school leavers.
“Our industry needs to do all it can to support and attract new and diverse young talent and Future First is uniquely positioned to help us do that.”
World of opportunity
Future First is a UK charity for young people in state schools and colleges. It strives to connect students with relatable role models.
Lorraine Langham, Future First’s chief executive, added: “It’s so important that students from all backgrounds are supported and inspired to consider as many options as possible for the future.
“Being connected to companies such as Markerstudy and [its] employees often opens up a whole new world of opportunity for them.
“Many young people – particularly those from less privileged backgrounds – may never have considered a career in insurance services. The chance to meet and learn from someone who has gone on to succeed in the sector could inspire them to follow a similar path.”
Gerrard-White continued: “There are myriad opportunities within insurance services and our associated businesses. Our colleagues and apprentices from our Aspire Learning Experience (ALEX) programme are uniquely qualified to give insight to students and share their own experiences.”
ALEX is Markerstudy’s apprenticeship programme, which launched in May 2017. It forms part of the group’s wider commitment to support and harness young talent.