This year we had a tie for our charity of the year, so we are supporting two great causes.
The Trust was established because of serious concerns about the plight of the bumblebee. In the last 80 years UK bumblebee populations have crashed. The charity is working to save these much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers.
Our award winning Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme plays an important role within our company, and has already raised thousands of pounds for our chosen charities.
Every year our staff nominate a charity that is near to their hearts, and we undertake a whole host of fundraising activities to support this good cause. We have done everything from fun runs and clothes sales to bake offs and quiz nights, with everyone getting involved, including our Directors.
We also conduct a successful project with local school St Joseph's. In 2015 we ran a journalism programme, where the children wrote their own print and broadcast news stories, and in previous years we have conducted a programme based around the popular BBC show, The Apprentice. Children were encouraged to develop business ideas and then present them to Sapphire’s CEO, Ian Caswell. This programme has previously won a coveted Heart of the City Award.
As part of our extensive programme we offer employees:
We also recently launched a Degree Apprenticeships Programme in partnership with Queen Mary University of London. To learn more about our apprenticeship programme visit our careers page.
One of our team will be in touch shortly.