Inspiring and supporting the next generation through schools partnerships

Our Leatherhead office is part of a group of businesses, called The Leatherhead Responsible Business Network, who support the Therfield School a secondary school, just minutes from our office. The award-winning programme includes a wide range of events and training activities, and hundreds of students have benefited from the opportunity to talk to our members about training and job opportunities.

Since 2014, CGI is also proud to be a business partner of the John Madejski Academy in Reading, just a short walk from our UK head office in Green Park.

The school specialises in sport and also offers a full IT curriculum. Our role is to provide external careers advice and support to students. Over the last few years, we have worked closely with the school to provide

  • Aspirational speakers for assemblies – CGI members have shared their career journey with hundreds of students
  • One to one support for reading
  • Interview practice for students
  • Attending careers fairs to encourage students to consider careers in IT
  • Individual student mentoring
  • Support for Prudential’s annual Public Speaker competition in Reading

More recently, we are pleased to announce that CGI have partnered with Cynffig Comprehensive School in Bridgend as part of Business in the Community’s Business Class programme.

Business Class is a ‘Business in the Community’ programme that creates effective, mutually beneficial and collaborative partnerships between businesses and local schools. We are already working with the school on a number of activities including mock interview support and assembly speakers.

Together we are supporting the next generation of employees, equipping them with the tools, qualifications and experiences necessary to drive our business and our sector forwards into the future.