Capgemini UK has been recognised by Business in the Community (BITC) and named an example of excellence for its commitment to improving access to employment for young people and excluded groups.
Capgemini UK has been shortlisted for BITC’s Responsible Business awards in the Outstanding Employment category, sponsored by Unipart. Being shortlisted demonstrates Capgemini’s commitment to inspiring, hiring and growing young talent from any background.
The awards, now in their 20th year, are the most recognised responsible business awards in the UK and capture the stories of business as a positive force for change. Open to companies of any size, sector and scale, the entries are rigorously assessed by over 200 business peers, selected for their expertise and knowledge, and finalists are announced at a special gala event in July – The Responsible Business Awards. Other shortlisted companies include Barclays, M&S, Centrica, National Grid and KPMG.
The award entry recognises the work we do to develop skills:
- Our recruitment approach based on continuous improvement in our processes to support young people joining from diverse backgrounds
- Our apprenticeship programme, which offers young people a foothold in technology that previously were only for graduates – Capgemini was the first company to create Degree Apprenticeships, partnering with Aston University, and today over 300 young people are on the programme.
- Our schools and educations partnerships, including Apps for Good, Inspiring the Future, My Kind of Future, as well as the work we do to address the current technology industry gender imbalance at its root cause for example, through our schools programme and the co-launch of TechFuture Women’s Network in 2016. Each year we reach over 5000 young people
- It also recognises the work we do with the Prince’s Trust to help young people not in employment, education or training – so far our programmes have helped 118 young people in 18 months.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to say that we have been recognised by BITC as an outstanding example of employment excellence for young people. The award recognises the impact of our holistic approach from inspiring and hiring to growing talent. Our programme targets those not in employment to groups traditionally underrepresented in our industry. As well as our ensuring we retain the best talent,” commented Michelle Perkins, Schools Programme Director at Capgemini UK.