Empowering young people

Education programmes

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. 

London

Arrival Education

Arrival Education champions diversity. It aims to transform communities by helping young people develop the skills, confidence and networks that will help them thrive in their future careers. 

London

Morpeth School

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.  

London

The Change Foundation

The Change Foundation engages marginalised and at risk young people through sport. It provides opportunities to help to cultivate self-development, empowerment and new pathways to employment.

London

Arrival Education

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. 

Over the years, our volunteers have spent more than 4,000 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.

London

Morpeth School

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 2016 we introduced a bursary fund. It awards sixth form students with a small grant to help contribute to the costs of starting university, an apprenticeship or attending interviews. We also support the school to take part in Outward Bound, a residential activity week, which has enabled more than 730 young people to participate in confidence-building courses.

London

The Change Foundation

The Change Foundation engages marginalised and at risk young people through sport. It provides opportunities to help to cultivate self-development, empowerment and new pathways to employment. As of 2019, Investec also exclusively supports Girls Win, a sports programme which aims to help young women with a disability to set short, medium and long-term goals. 

The project encourages young women to think more positively about their future and engages them in activities that keep both body and mind healthy. The programme aims to engage 50 young women with a disability in a variety of sporting activities and challenges. 

“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
Investec corporate responsibility - Trees for City

Invest for Success

Invest for Success is Investec's award-winning investment programme for London 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 COO and present on 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

Awards

Investec wins the Global Good Award for Best Education Project

Arrival Education won the Gold Global Good Award for Best Education Project in 2018.

Investec wins Business of the Year - Business Charity Awards

Investec was crowned Business of the Year at the Business Charity Award and won the award for Community Impact in 2017.

Bronze Global Good Award

Arrival Education won the Bronze Global Good Award for Best Partnership in the Community in 2018.

Clean City Award

Investec was awarded Platinum status at the Clean City Awards for the 13th time in 2019.

Project grants for charities

Apart from our partner organisations, we also support small to medium-sized 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 read the full criteria below to find out more and get in touch.

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Community environment initiatives

We connect our employees with volunteering activities to improve our community's experience of their environment.

Our education work in South Africa

The award-winning Promaths initiative provides extra tuition in Maths and Science to learners in Grades ten to 12 at selected schools across South Africa.