We partner with charities in several countries to run long-term careers mentoring programmes.
For example, in France volunteers mentor young people in partnership with the social enterprise Simplon.
Simplon runs a network of social digital factories in France. Inspired by the tech bootcamps of Silicon Valley, it aims to make the digital sector more inclusive by developing the talents of young people from under-represented groups. The trainees include refugees, marginalized children and teenagers, and unemployed young people. Since its launch in 2013 Simplon has trained more than 2000 young people who it hopes will become the web developers, digital project managers and entrepreneurs of the future.
Rothschild & Co volunteers mentor Simplon trainees over an eight month period. The programme aim is for mentors and mentees to exchange knowledge and ideas, and for mentors to help the young people to plan their futures and understand what is required of them to succeed in their professional lives.
Mentoring programmes also run in Italy, South Africa, Switzerland, the UK, and the US.