We know we're a fortunate bunch, so we try to help others whenever we can. It’s not a PR thing, and it’s never a box-ticking exercise. It’s simply because we love making a difference, so when someone asks for help, we usually try to bend over backwards to make something happen. Here are just a few of the ways we’re inspiring, donating and volunteering.
This is all about young people, and inspiring them in their education and career. Working with both schools and universities, we provide career mentoring, interview advice, and regular work experience opportunities. We also offer paid internship roles every year, and you’ll often find us giving talks or guest lectures at local universities or schools.
We regularly donate to all sorts of causes in all sorts of different ways. Whether it’s our charity fund with the County Durham Community Foundation, gifts for a local women’s refuge, money for local hospices, or our support of community events like the Durham Lumiere festival.
We fundraise too, with the team-wide ‘On your feet’ initiative being just one recent example. Our people collectively walked, ran and cycled the distance between all five of our key locations (Glasgow, Durham, London, Sydney and Perth)… racking-up more than 5,000km to raise money for Mind, Beyond Blue and Wigs for Heroes.
"I just think everyone here shares the same determination to do the right thing, and that's naturally reflected in our community work."
We’re proud to provide all sorts of pro-bono support to local charities. Michael gives his time on the Board of Trustees for Edbert’s House, a charity that’s pioneering social prescribing in Gateshead. Steve is on the Board of Trustees at Beyond Housing in Redcar, and we’re continually amazed by the way our people have supported the frontline fight against Covid-19.
Diversity, equality and inclusion
We believe any team is strongest when it’s made-up of people from diverse and varied backgrounds. So our DEI team work hard to ensure everyone feels included, welcomed and fulfilled. Enjoying a true sense of belonging.Find out more
Working with Waterstons
There’s that old saying – ‘none of us is as good as all of us’ – and we couldn’t agree more. We know we’re nothing without an amazing team. So we make sure careers with Waterstons are enjoyable, rewarding and progressive.Find out more
We’re proud of our people. They’re smart, creative, caring and switched on. And whatever their expertise, role or seniority, they all share the same passion for our clients, and the same belief in the transformational power of technology.Find out more
Advice and thoughts from our team
This is the third episode of our podcast, DEI: Naked Conversations, and here Daniel, our Associate Director for Digital and Data, chats to DEI consultant Janet Houlis about his journey with the company and DEI, and how he is always learning.
This is the second episode of our podcast, DEI: Naked Conversations, and here Alex, our Associate Director for Innovation and Leadership, chats to DEI consultant Janet Houlis about his understanding of DEI and why it’s important for the future of Waterstons.