Empowering young people

Education programmes

Our education programmes aim to empower young people to achieve their goals in life. With our community partners, we focus on social mobility through the development of life, employability, and interpersonal skills.

London

Arrival Education

Arrival Education aims to transform communities by equipping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with ‘success skills’ - the skills needed to achieve in life.

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.

Guernsey

Amherst and La Mare schools

We support La Mare’s students with maths and gardening clubs, a breakfast club, and a coding club which our employees have set up with the school.

London

Arrival Education

Arrival Education’s talent development programme includes success talks and workshops at our offices, as well as one-to-one coaching sessions. We also run a bespoke investment programme which allows students invest in fictional portfolios, with prizes for performance and engagement.

Over the years, our volunteers have spent more than 4,000 hours with the students and forming 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, overcome barriers they may face and achieve their life goals.

One of the initiatives we run with Morpeth is the Young Apprentice programme. Run by our volunteers, it includes skills sessions such as developing confidence in unfamiliar situations, interview preparation, presentation skills and mock interviews and workshops. We also support the school to take part in Outward Bound programmes, which has enabled more than 730 young people to participate in Outward Bound courses to date.

Guernsey

Amherst and La Mare schools

Since 2010 our Guernsey employees have supported a local primary school, Amherst, for more than 50 days a year with breakfast, reading and maths clubs. Amherst is one of two social priority schools on the island.

In 2016, we decided to focus our support on the other social priority school, La Mare. We support La Mare’s students with maths and gardening clubs, a breakfast club, and a coding club which our employees have set up with the school.

 

 

 

Invest for Success

Invest for Success is Investec’s award-winning investment programme for London students, including from our partners Morpeth and Arrival Education. With the help of our investment experts, student teams choose notional share portfolios and trade shares in and out of these over six months. The students also meet our CEO and COO and present on their portfolios and lessons learned, with prizes for portfolio value, presentation skills and engagement.

Invest for Success

Invest for Success is Investec’s award-winning investment programme for London students, including from our partners Morpeth and Arrival Education. With the help of our investment experts, student teams choose notional share portfolios and trade shares in and out of these over six months. The students also meet our CEO and COO and present on their portfolios and lessons learned, with prizes 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 Financial Innovation Awards for social responsibility

Investec wins the prestigious Financial Innovation Awards in the Innovation in Social Responsibility category for Invest for Success.

Investec wins Business of the Year - Business Charity Awards

Investec is crowned Business of the Year at the Business Charity Awards, as well as winning the award for Community Impact.

Investec Business in the Community award

Winners of the Business in the Community 2017 Experian Building Stronger Communities Award for our social entrepreneurship programme.

National CSR Awards 2017 winner

We also won the National CSR Award in 2017 for Beyond Business, in the Best Community (Legacy) Project category.

Project grants for charities

Apart from our partner organisations, we also 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 is 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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Supporting social enterprises

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Community environment initiatives

We connect our employees with volunteering activities to improve our communities’ 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 10 to 12 at selected schools across South Africa.