Markerstudy today announces a new partnership with education charity Future First, aimed at boosting career opportunities for young people within state education and giving them exclusive insight into the insurance industry.
The partnership will enable Markerstudy to offer state school and college students the support, advice and encouragement they need to consider a career in insurance services, and allow the business to connect with up-and-coming talent.
Using the Future First Hub, a social media-style platform which enables volunteers to safely communicate with students, and a range of face-to-face and virtual events, Markerstudy employees will use their skills, knowledge and experiences to guide young people from schools all over the country.
Future First is the only UK charity helping young people in state schools and colleges broaden their horizons by connecting them with relatable role models.
Tanya Gerrard-White, 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. There are myriad opportunities within insurance services and our associated businesses, and our colleagues and apprentices from our ALEX (Aspire Learning Experience) programme are uniquely qualified to give insight to students and share their own experiences.”
Lorraine Langham, Future First CEO, 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 their 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.”