Our education programmes aim to raise the aspirations and improve the educational attainment of local disadvantaged young people. With our community partners, we drive social mobility through the development of life, employability and interpersonal skills.
The Arrival Education youth development programme aims to transform social mobility outcomes for 16 to 18 year-olds through a series of skills workshops and one-to-one coaching sessions.
Morpeth School is a mixed comprehensive school in Tower Hamlets, east London. It serves young people aged 11 to 19-years-old who reflect the diversity of the local community.
The Arrival Education youth development programme aims to transform social mobility outcomes for 16-18 year-olds through a series of skills workshops and one-to-one coaching sessions at the Investec offices.
Since 2008, our volunteers have spent 3,000+ hours with the students and formed more than a hundred coaching relationships, with the aim of creating the high performers and wealth creators of the future.
Morpeth School is a mixed comprehensive school in Tower Hamlets, east London. It serves young people aged 11 to 19 who reflect the diversity of the local community. We’ve supported Morpeth since 2002, helping pupils to develop skills, overcome barriers they may face and achieve their life goals. Our support extends to helping fund the morning breakfast club which provides all pupils attending Morpeth School with a nourishing breakfast every morning.
In 2020, we introduced a new career coaching programme designed to help young people explore inspiring careers and connect with professional role models. In 2021/22 we delivered the Career Coaching in a hybrid format which saw 18 students visit the Investec offices. Since launching the partnership in 2020, employee coaches have supported 43 pupils across 176 hours of volunteering.
“Pupils have learned skills in a real workplace environment and the impact on both their academic work and aspirations is tangible.”
Jemima Reilly, headteacher at Morpeth School
Invest for Success
Invest for Success is Investec's award-winning investment programme for London, Leeds and Liverpool-based students, including those from our partners Morpeth School and Arrival Education. With the help of our investment experts, student teams choose national share portfolios and trade shares over a period of six months. The students also meet our CEO and present their portfolios and lessons learned. Prizes are awarded for portfolio value, presentation skills and engagement.
“The opportunity to talk about world affairs and how it influences the fundamentals of business was very helpful and enhancing.”
Student feedback on Invest for Success
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Arrival Education won the Gold Global Good Award for Best Education Project in 2018.
Arrival Education won the Bronze Global Good Award for Best Partnership in the Community in 2018.
Investec has won 16 Clean City Awards since 2005.
Project grants for charities
Outside our partner organisations, we support small to medium charities through small project grants. If you represent a charity that works in our focus areas – education, entrepreneurship and/or environment – and are local to one of our offices, you can apply for a grant. Please read the full criteria below to find out more, and get in touch.
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