We’re lucky to work for a business that provides us with safe, inclusive working environments and inspirational professional challenges. We also believe it’s important to use our talents to help others throughout society.
We do this in a variety of ways. Through professional partnerships, where we lend our strategic know-how and commercial thinking to not-for-profit organisations. We also raise funds for our charity partners throughout the year, while giving colleagues opportunities to do more of what they love – from sponsored runs and fitness sessions to bake sales and pub quizzes.
Our Youth Outreach programme reaches out to future generations of workers, with a series of workshops that gives them the knowledge and skills to explore their career options. We also inspire new career choices internally, through the Incubator – a programme that supports employees in their ambition to develop their own startups.
Providing targeted support to our charity partners
We apply our know-how and commercial thinking to help not-for-profit organisations achieve their strategic goals. Our passion for doing socially responsible work allows us to use our skills to give back to the wider community.
MENTORSHIP AND THE INCUBATOR
Inspiring entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds
The distinct combination of our in-house Incubator and consulting capabilities enables us to support the entrepreneurial aspirations of many individuals. The Incubator experience of creation and experimentation helps us solve problems like no-one else.
Empowering young people to take control of their careers
Our youth outreach programme equips young people with the knowledge and skills to understand and explore their career options. Our dynamic workshops inspire young people to rethink key skills, helping their decision-making when making early career choices.
FUNDRAISING AND EVENTS
Supporting life-changing charity projects
Our fundraising efforts throughout the year support our charity partners to fund their strategic goals while allowing our team to do more of what they love – ranging from sponsored runs and fitness sessions to bake sales and pub quizzes.
FareShare is one of the UK’s largest charities fighting hunger and food waste. They redistribute surplus food from the industry, with the help of volunteers, to frontline charities and communities across the UK. In 2021/22, FareShare provided 9,462 charity partners with the equivalent of 128.3 million meals, supporting 1m people across the UK.
The Childhood Trust is London’s child poverty charity, dedicated to alleviating the impact of poverty on children and young people living in the capital. Since 2013, The Childhood Trust has raised £25 million to support the delivery of 820 charitable projects, working with disadvantaged children and young people across the city.
SANE is a leading UK mental health charity improving the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. SANE provides free, confidential emotional support and care for those affected by mental illness. Their work also combats the stigma surrounding mental illness with campaigns to improve mental health services and research into causes and treatment.
Hubbub is a charity inspiring action that’s good for both the environment and people. They create imaginative responses to complex environmental challenges. Hubbub’s work amplifies corporate sustainability commitments by supporting practical, on-the-ground action, connecting businesses to grassroots organisations and sustainable innovation.
Resurgo works to make a difference to those facing barriers to employment. Their programmes have equipped over 8,000 young people to move into long-term employment. Most recently, the ‘Re-Work’ pilot programme has supported Ukrainian refugees entering the UK labour market.
OUR CSR ACTIVITY
”Be it volunteering or problem-solving hackathons, we’re so glad to have made such a positive impact for those in need in the lead up to the festive period.UmbarPartner and CSR Lead
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
Not sure where your subject choices will lead? Use our careers pathway to take control of your future. As part of youth outreach, we’ve mapped the most common subjects in further and higher education to help you explore your early career options.
Our career journeys
No career follows a linear pathway. Find out about some of our journeys and experiences so far, including how our younger ambitions translated into study and career choices.