We recognise the importance of delivering social value through our internal and external communities and support our people to deliver activities where they can make the most difference through selected charity partners, social outreach, and volunteering.

Our three main aims are to:

 

  • Demonstrate our commitment to the wider community;
  • Motivate staff across the Group, by encouraging teambuilding activities in a worthwhile cause; and
  • Communicate Computacenter’s core values to customers, staff and other stakeholders.
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Community Outreach

 

In 2021 Computacenter employees committed to over 600 hours of volunteering and interaction with over 5,000 students.

 

Activities undertaken in our community outreach programme include:

  • Promoting careers in STEM
  • Onsite visits at Computacenter
  • Speak to the expert days
  • Learn about technology
  • Work experience for students
  • Assessment centre preparation workshops
  • Mock interviews and CV writing
  • Social media safe workshops
  • Apprenticeship challenges
  • Getting work ready
  • Career fairs
  • School employability strategy support
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In October 2021 we were proud to be recognised at the CRN Women in Channel Awards 2021 for our Community Outreach Programme.

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UK Armed Forces Covenant

 

We were proud to sign the UK Armed Forces Covenant in 2020.

 

This is our promise as a company to ensure that those who serve, or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

 

In practical terms, this means that we are an armed-forces friendly organisation; we actively support the employment of veterans and their spouses and partners; we support our employees who are members of the reserve forces; offer our time to cadet forces in our communities and schools; and continue to support Armed Forces Day and other forces charities.

 

We have also formed an active Armed Forces Employee Impact Group that is made up of interested colleagues who meet to consider how Computacenter can develop as a forces-friendly organisation.

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Our Wider Communities

 

Our work with future talent is a key part of our strategy for working with our wider communities and how we deliver social value. Over the last few years, we have developed strong partnerships with a number of schools, universities, and charities in the UK where we can influence and support students in the areas of:

 

  • Talent from ethnic minorities;
  • STEM awareness and women in tech;
  • People with disabilities;
  • Youth in crisis - economic weak areas
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Working with Charity Partners

 

Supporting charitable causes is important to us and our people. Around the world, we continue to support initiatives to raise money for local charities, as well as supporting events and initiatives proposed and run by our employees.

 

To find out more about Computacenter’s charity sponsorship or opportunities, you can reach us at Charity@computacenter.com

 

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