ICMIF member OneFamily (UK) is supporting a campaign that will transform the horizons and prospects of young black people in the UK.
The #10000BlackInterns programme, which has the backing of former UK Prime Minister David Cameron, will offer paid work experience, training and development opportunities for young black talent across a wide range of sectors over the course of five years from 2021. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has also pledged support to the 10,000 Black Interns campaign.
OneFamily has signed up as a paid internship provider and has volunteered to support the Insurance Industry Steering Group – which will encourage other firms to participate in the programme, design an internship for the sector and drive the initiative forward.
As a further commitment to diversity OneFamily has also signed the Race at Work Charter, which calls on business leaders to thoroughly embed inclusion into their workplace cultures and to take steps to support ethnic minority career progression.
Teddy Nyahasha, the CEO of OneFamily said, “OneFamily is a mutual with a strong social conscience, so supporting and encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workplace is right at the heart of our ethos. It’s something we take extremely seriously.
“We want to be an active part of knocking down any social or economic barriers that prevent young black talent from reaching their full potential. So, we’re also offering our support on the delivery of the programme – we want this initiative to be a huge success and we believe that we have the energy, commitment and determination to make this happen.”
To find out more about #10000BlackInterns and to sign-up visit www.10000blackinterns.com
Please click here to read our recent guest blog written by Teddy Nyahasha in which he speaks of a shift in people’s attitudes back to mutual core values. Teddy believes there is definitely a swing towards being kind to others and that acting responsibly, behaving inclusively and caring for the wellbeing of others is what matters at the moment and he asks the question “Is doing what’s right popular again?”