Insurer praises indigenous connection

Insurer praises indigenous connection | Insurance Business

Insurer praises indigenous connection
IAG is on track to beat its signed target of 150 indigenous interns over the next 10 years, it has been revealed.

The company signed a deal with indigenous employment charity CareerTrackers in August which saw the insurer pledge a minimum of 15 internship placements for indigenous students each year for the next 10 years.

As of December, the company had 22 interns in different roles throughout in the business in the national-run scheme and looks set to beat its 150 minimum target across the ten year deal.

IAG managing director and CEO Mike Wilkins spoke of the benefits of the deal and the joy of giving indigenous students a chance with the insurer.

“It's fantastic to see young people coming into our organisation and being given the opportunity to develop their careers. We look forward to nurturing their talent. Personally I find it very satisfying to be giving young people this opportunity."

CareerTrackers founder and CEO, Michael Combs praised IAG for its commitment to the indigenous community.

"I want to thank IAG for its belief in our student's capabilities, and for the belief in our CareerTrackers program. We hope this partnership helps give other companies the reassurance they're looking for to get involved too," he said.

Other companies involved with CareerTrackers include Ernst & Young, Westpac and Telstra.