As a key employer in the UK knowledge and technology services economy, we recognise our responsibility to contribute to the talent and skills of the wider population and future generations.
Our community philosophy is to support skills for the future, education and inclusion. We collaborate with partners that offer a spread of activity across the UK, giving our people the opportunity to get involved close to where they live and work. It is important that our national partnerships also offer our clients the opportunity to get involved, allowing us to forge strong client relationships. Currently, our national partners include The Prince's Trust and Business in the Community.
Business in the Community
Capgemini is a leading member of Business in the Community (BITC), a business-led charity working with companies to combine improving their business performance with creating a sustainable future for people and the planet. We support numerous initiatives, our UK Chairman, Christine Hodgson, sits on the BITC Board, we have been awarded three BITC Big Ticks and are rated as "platinum" in their annual Corporate Responsibility Index.
We have been actively involved in many initiatives including Opportunity Now (ensuring inclusion of women in the workplace), the Mayday Network (businesses working towards a sustainable future) and Work Inspiration.
In May 2012 we were awarded a BITC Big Tick Award for our commitment to nurturing the skills and talent of the next generation of business professionals.
We set out to inspire students, teachers, employees and other companies to foster young people into work, and gain the skills and desire necessary to develop fruitful careers. Our programme is made up of:
Structured work experience hosted by employees.
Creating/hosting one day events for groups of students to gain insight into and try to solve a real business issue related to their studies.
The Prince's Trust
In the UK, Capgemini is making a difference to young people's futures through our support of The Prince's Trust.
Our relationship with The Prince's Trust focuses on three areas: learning and development opportunities for our people, strengthening client intimacy and acting as a key business adviser to The Trust. Hundreds of employees across the country, have been involved in volunteering with young people and with the various challenges.
We have contributed over £1 million since 2008.
We participated in the Palace to Palace 45 mile cycle ride.
We sponsor the flagship Celebrate Success Awards, The Trust's annual awards celebrating young people who have changed their lives.
We are Patrons of The Trust’s Technology Leadership Group.
We are Patrons of The Trust’s Women's Leadership Group.
We provide pro bono consultancy, helping to save money and improve efficiency.
Capgemini employees also donate their time to work directly with young people by volunteering and acting as business mentors. The company is also committed to helping save The Trust money by using its employees' skills, instead of using paid for consultancy, to work on projects such as helping with their environmental policy.