Established in 2002, the Technology Leadership Group (TLG), made up of over 50 companies, leads our work in the sector through fundraising, volunteering and pro-bono support. Together, we give diverse groups of young people a route into further education or employment, as well as helping to create a more vibrant talent pool for the technology industry.
A message from the Chair – Kevin Walsh, Partner and Practice Leader, Global Technology, Deloitte
Read about some of our partnerships
Capgemini have been part of the TLG since 2008. As a global leader in digital transformation, Capgemini have provided expert guidance and support to The Prince's Trust's digital strategy, while their community focus of digital inclusion is shaping the development of The Trust's digital skills programme. Capgemini volunteers directly contribute to the content and running of these programmes.
Alongside their support of The Prince's Trust programmes, Capgemini employees are integral to the success of the partnership with many taking part in Million Makers, Future Steps and The Great Create each year. In addition, Capgemini are consistently one of the largest corporate supporters of Palace to Palace, with hundreds of employees, clients, family and friends, riding and walking in the event each year. In 2019 alone, Capgemini raised over £70,000 for Palace to Palace. Capgemini also lead the way with employee engagement, as many of their employees give time to volunteer for Prince's Trust programmes and have recently provided long-term mentoring support virtually for Young People in Greater Manchester. When Covid-19 hit in 2020, Capgemini responded generously to support young people with a £50,000 donation to The Trust's Young People Relief Fund.
HCL have been a partner of The Trust since 2013. In 2018 the partnership was extended for a futher three years, funding Get Started with Technology programmes with the aim of working together to give young people the opportunitiy to develop through digital skills. In 2020 they joined the TLG as an important member of this network. HCL employees have dedicated their time to taking part in Palace to Palace and Future Steps, raising over £6,000 in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, HCL employees made a contribution from their salaries to our Young People Relief Fund, set up in response to Covid-19 and with matched contributions from the company, raised over £107,000.
HCL have offered young people fantastic opportunities including a Pitch Day at Old Trafford Football ground where young people from our Get Started with Football programme were able to play in a tournament and young people from our Achieve programme took part in workshops and a stadium tour. A World of Work Day with the BBC in 2018 saw HCL and BBC employees volunteer their time to give young people a unique insight into working life. HCL and their customers have also volunteered on the Get Started programmes, inspiring course participants about their futures. We look forward to future years in partnership together.
Deloitte are one of our longest standing members of the TLG. Deloitte actively support young people through volunteering on our programmes such as Get Hired and Get Prepared, as well as fundraising and vital pro bono work, for example support The Trust's overall digital and organisational strategy.
Their fundraising efforts have been instrumental to our partnership success which has included incredible gala dinners and sports tournaments as part of Million Makers, Palace to Palace, and more recently a London-wide pledge to support our Young People Relief Fund. In 2019-20, they rallied together to donate and fundraise over £220,000 for The Prince's Trust which is enough to support 222 young people to find the tools and confidence to change their lives for the better. Deloitte featured one of our young people, Moses, in their One Million Futures campaign, a proud moment for Moses, The Trust and Deloitte and testament to the impact a partnership can achieve.
Our relationship with Deloitte is a leading example of a multifaceted partnership and we are excited to continue the growth of the partnership in future years.