We have announced a partnership with the Metropolitan Police enabling our employees to learn new skills whilst contributing to their local community.
Lloyd’s will offer all Corporation employees the option to take 20 days of paid annual leave to complete their training. Employees will also be granted 10 days paid annual leave to volunteer in their community as Metropolitan Special Constables (MSCs).
John Neal, Lloyd’s CEO, said:
“We are committed to supporting our employees with the work they do in the community. We are delighted to partner with the MET for this scheme. It offers Lloyd’s employees the opportunity to gain new and valuable skills used both in the workplace and everyday life - such as resilience, leadership and managing difficult situations. At the same time they will play a part in keeping London’s streets safe. I sincerely hope our employees will take advantage of this fantastic scheme.”
Currently, 17 companies have committed to the scheme and as a result, 153 people have joined the Met as MSCs through this scheme.
There are many benefits for employers if they engage in the scheme, including: enhancing their reputation within local communities, employees bringing transferable skills back into the workplace, improving staff development and staff wellbeing, leading to increased productivity from employees and reduced sickness levels.
Commander Dave Musker, Frontline Policing said:
“Employer Supported Policing is an excellent opportunity for businesses and employees to play their part in making London safer. The Scheme benefits employers, their staff and the police service by releasing Special Constables to volunteer in the communities they serve. This is something which directly contributes to making London safer and provides businesses with a unique opportunity to play their part. I welcome the positive commitment and contribution of Lloyd’s by supporting the Employer Supported Policing Scheme.”