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Children with a mentor from the Rothschild Schools Partnership

Children from one of Britain’s poorest areas are improving their prospects of finding work thanks to a partnership between investment bank Rothschild and schools in deprived...

Published: June 2016
Categories: Education
IBM Summer School for Computing Subject Leaders

Through a programme of Summer Schools run by computing giant IBM, 1,000 teachers have developed their computing skills, enabling them to improve the teaching of the new...

Published: June 2016
Categories: Education
Visualsoft - creating a culture of trust - Finalists in the Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award

Digital agency Visualsoft gives employees complete control over where they work and what hours, as long as they meet their targets, leading to higher employee engagement,...

Published: June 2016
debbie&andrews' - community microsponsorship scheme: Suffolk Young Farmers

Grassroots fundraising, local community engagement and volunteering in the countryside are being supported by a £45,000 micro sponsorship scheme set up by quality sausage maker...

Published: June 2016
Marks & Spencer - Mental Wellbeing Initiative: An inflatable elephant in a room

Marks & Spencer started a conversation with its colleagues about mental wellbeing to help create a workplace culture in which people can be themselves and to raise...

Published: June 2016
bmVJ - Health, Safety and Wellbeing: Wellbeing check-up

Joint venture BmJV used its Health, Safety and Wellbeing programme to deliver a number of initiatives, including free health checks, briefings, and safety incentives to improve...

Published: June 2016
H Weston & Sons - Grow our own: The Weston workforce outside their cider making buildings

Local farmers are being encouraged to grow more apples and pears as part of H. Weston & Sons’ Grow Our Own project which aims to secure a sustainable high quality supply...

Published: June 2016
Skipton Building Society - for the life ahead: Information point about the Skipton Building Society's Retirement Index

Skipton Building Society has launched initiatives to contribute to the wider social debate around the often confusing world of retirement, drive awareness of the issues and be...

Published: June 2016
Categories: Healthy Communities
Barclays Bank - Barclays Multigenerational Programme

Barclays has brought greater diversity to their workforce, gained insight into their older customer base, and created new opportunities for older workers through...

Published: June 2016
Steelite International - Age friendly culture: A Steelite employee at work

Steelite International's diverse workforce ensures that vital skills are handed down from one generation to the next.

Published: June 2016
McKinsey and Company - Work Ready Programme: Young people in an employability workshop

People affected by homelessness are being helped into employment by the McKinsey & Company‘s Work Ready Programme. The training scheme builds skills and confidence in both...

Published: June 2016
Categories: Employment
The sign at Brigade, PwC's social enterprise restaurant and bar

The lives of 850 homeless people in London have been transformed by PwC’s social enterprise restaurant, Brigade.  Previously disadvantaged people have been helped to gain...

Published: June 2016
Wates Group - Building Futures: A participant in the Building Futures programme

The Building Futures programme has helped hundreds of young jobseekers gain the skills to pursue careers in construction and beyond.

Published: June 2016
Community investment - five petals

Since achieving CommunityMark recognition in 2013, Wates Group has launched its long-term framework for sustainability, Reshaping Tomorrow. One of the pillars of this strategy...

Published: June 2016
Community investment - five petals

London Stansted Airport has a strong and comprehensive model for engaging with local and regional stakeholders in order to understand and address community needs.

Published: June 2016
Community investment - five petals

Linklaters’ global community investment programme seeks to ensure that all members of staff are acting as trusted advisers, valued colleagues, engaged professionals, and good...

Published: June 2016

FDM Group is a global professional service provider with a focus on IT. They launched their Ex-Forces Programme in the UK in 2014, helping veterans bridge the gap between the...

Published: May 2016
BT Openreach

BT has also been a long-standing employer of choice for ex-armed forces personnel and has capitalised on the skills that these individuals bring to its business. 

Published: May 2016
Categories: Employment

Carillion have been one of the Business Connector programme’s most significant seconding organisations. Since joining the programme in 2011, they have seconded eight of their...

Published: April 2016

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