Since launching in 2008, the SKILL! Programme has been delivered in partnership with leading employers in the City of London, supporting us in our aim to deliver inspiring learning experiences engaging young people in the skills that will enhance their employability. The partners in the 2013 SKILL! Programme include some of the world’s leading financial services groups and professional services firms. They are committed to helping young people develop the skills vital to their future success.
Addleshaw Goddard is a leading UK law firm offering a full range of commercial legal services through offices in Leeds, London and Manchester. The firm employs over 1300 people, including 167 partners, and is ranked 7th in the UK by the number of FTSE100 clients. With turnover exceeding £160 million, Addleshaw Goddard is ranked 19th in the UK by Legal Week. The firm appears regularly in the Sunday Times ’100 Best Companies To Work For’ rankings.
Addleshaw Goddard has been a partner in the SKILL! Programme since its launch in 2008, and continues its involvement as part of its extensive Corporate Responsibility work in areas local to its three offices nationwide.
Babcock International Group is the UK’s leading engineering support services company, with turnover in excess of £3 billion and over 25,000 employees around the world.
The Support Services division is one of four major operating divisions in the group, employing c.9,000 skilled personnel and generating around one third of the Group’s total revenue. The Support Services division delivers a broad range of complex and critical services to civil government and blue-chip commercial organisations. They essentially do three things: teach vital skills, manage critical assets and deliver complex programmes.
Babcock work in partnership with energy companies, local authorities, schools and colleges, airports, emergency services, vehicle manufacturers, railway operators, broadcasters, mobile phone companies and many other large organisations. Their market-leading reputation gives assurance that Babcock is a partner who can be trusted to deliver.
Berenberg Bank is one of Europe’s leading financial institutions, with 1100 employees in 17 offices and assets under management exceeding €28 billion. Objective in thought, approach and structure, the owner-managed bank operates globally with headquarters in Hamburg. Established in 1590, Berenberg is now a modern partnership and is active in four core business divisions: Private Banking, Investment Banking, Asset Management and Corporate Banking.
Berenberg’s London office opened in 2003 and now employs over 150 people, with the bank’s entire European equity and economic research is now based there. Having established a reputation as a centre of excellence in the UK, Berenberg launched its Private Banking operation in 2011.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is a leading international law firm operating out of 11 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Employing 1,100 people worldwide, the firm provides a broad range of legal services to many of the world’s leading commercial, financial and industrial enterprises, as well as to insitutions, individuals and governments.
Milbank is committed to supporting the future prospects of young people in the communities where the firm has a presence. In joining the 2012 SKILL! Programme as a Lead Partner, Milbank is building upon that commitment by supporting young people as they engage in fundamental skills that will enhance their employability and raise aspirations towards a professional career.
Standard Bank Group is a global bank with African roots. It is South Africa’s largest bank, distinguished by its extensive operations in 17 African countries. Outside the African continent, Standard Bank Group operations span to 16 countries, with an emerging market focus. The Group has played a central role in the development of the Southern African economy for more than 140 years and employs more that 50,000 people worldwide.