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Harry Talbot – Insurance Practitioner Level 3 Apprenticeship

Harry Talbot is part-way through a two-and-a-half-year apprenticeship with Covea Insurance, based at Dean Clough in Halifax. He is building valuable experience in the workplace as an insurance claims handler with the company.

The Apprenticeship

Harry began his role at Covea in April last year. He receives ongoing training support through Calderdale College as part of his Insurance Practitioner Level 3 Apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship will see him achieve the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Certificate in Insurance.

“Earning a full-time wage whilst continuously learning new things is a clear benefit of the apprenticeship,” said Harry.

“It’s also pleasing to be able to work towards a recognised qualification within the insurance industry which can improve my employability and earning potential for the future.”


Alison Copley, who is supporting Harry through his studies at Calderdale College, said: “Harry has produced some excellent assignments to date. He has successfully achieved his first exam on the legal and regulatory aspects of insurance and is studying hard to complete the remainder.”

Harry added: “I received great support from my tutor in assisting me with my assignments as well as running engaging revision sessions leading up to my first exam.

“I aspire to progress as far as I can through my current company and use my apprenticeship to my advantage when potentially moving into different job roles in the future.”

Apprenticeships and Calderdale College

Calderdale College is a major work-based learning provider, delivering high-quality training programmes in partnership with local and national companies.

The only college in West Yorkshire to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for apprenticeships, the college delivers a range of qualifications, from Intermediate (Level 2) to Higher (Level 5), covering 25 different sectors, including Business, Construction and Digital Marketing.

On an annual basis we train over 500 apprentices and work with over 3,000 local and national employers, ranging from micro-businesses to some of the region’s largest levy-paying companies. We also help them to recruit apprentices to their workforce, matching hundreds of school and college leavers to apprenticeship vacancies.