Jonathan Miller, UK sales director at insurance brokers Partners&, has recently taken on a new voluntary role following his appointment as Chair of the Volunteer Advisory Board for Working Options in Education.
Working Options in Education runs a Career Pathways Programme that has helped more than 20,000 young people to fulfil their potential.
Jonathan already volunteers with three other organisations, KidsOut, Birmingham Food Council and the BPFS Black Leaders Network.
The Volunteer Advisory Board is a group of business volunteers who provide input into how the charity can help students understand the employment skills needed and where the opportunities exist for young people.
Explaining why he has chosen to take on a third voluntary position working with children Jonathan, who is married with three children of his own
Jonathan says he would be delighted if his voluntary work guided some young people into working in the insurance industry: “Very few kids say, ‘I want to be in insurance’, but I then explain to them the realities of the working world. I tell them about my day, the huge range of businesses I get to work with every day, the strategy behind our work and how, in the insurance industry, we help businesses get to where they need to be. Suddenly it becomes a lot more interesting.’
He concluded: “I am honoured to have been appointed to the role of Chair of the Volunteer Advisory Board and can’t wait to start making a difference in some young people’s lives.”
At a recent company-wide event, Working Options in Education was voted by Partners& staff to be the company’s charity of the year 2022.
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