STEM’s leading recruiter, SThree plc, has raised GBP1m to support underprivileged children with programmes designed to help their dream futures become a reality.
SThree is passionate about creating opportunities, removing barriers and ensuring talented people can develop the careers they deserve, regardless of geography, gender or geopolitics. SThree’s partnership with SOS Children’s Villages is an example of the commitment the business and its people have demonstrated to this subject.
Global Head of CSR, Gemma Branney explained: “We have worked with SOS Children’s Villages for 10 years and are delighted to have raised more than GBP1m. This money has supported children in various countries and we’ve even sponsored a village in Chipata, Zambia. We have been able to provide the children there with education, clean water, electricity and healthcare – all things we take for granted.”
SThree came up with some truly inspiring ways of raising the money. Danielle and Nicolette, from SThree’s Amsterdam office, were inspired to have the children in Chipata paint pictures of their dream career. They went to Chipata, brought the childrens’ paintings back to Europe and organised an online auction across SThree’s worldwide office network. Bidding took off and the auction raised GBP30k. The children’s paintings now hang in SThree’s offices from San Fransisco to Tokyo, including the London office of Gary Elden, CEO of SThree plc – and act as a constant reminder to SThree’s consultants that when they
are filling vacant positions, they are helping to make dreams come true.
The SThree Foundation focuses on diversity and inclusion and helps people from underprivileged backgrounds develop rewarding and fulfilling careers in STEM. SThree’s new charity partner is African Science Academy – which supports girls from across Africa to achieve careers in STEM.
About SThree plc
SThree PLC is STEM’s leading recruiter. Headquartered in London and listed on the FTSE all share index, SThree has 43 offices in 16 countries, of which 37 are outside the UK&I.
SThree connects candidates with careers and clients with potential and identifies the experts to help STEM businesses build our future.
SThree specialises in recruiting top people for STEM and its dependant sectors and has a number of brands with expertise in different sectors, including:
SThree reported revenue of GBP1.1billion in 2017, up 9% from the previous year.