Goldman Sachs have backed our scholarships scheme and conduct interviews with our applicants as part of our selection process. Below they tell us why they chose to get involved.The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centres around the world. The Technology Division at Goldman Sachs comprises approximately 7000 people globally and is fundamental to everything we do at the firm.
Goldman Sachs and our people are committed to helping the communities where we work and live - where our ideas, people and resources can make a difference. We recognise the importance of contributing our skills and expertise for the workforce of the future. Our participation in the London Evening Standard's 'Ladder for London' programme is an example of the kind of difference we strive to achieve.
Why did you get involved with the scholarship scheme?
Educating young people about computing in the workplace, beyond the technology they consume day-to-day or learn in the curriculum, equips them with the knowledge, skill and confidence that increases their employability.
Why do you think it is important for industry to support education?
To ensure the sustainable growth of the technology industry it is crucial that we provide young people with the necessary tools to actively participate in and contribute to a rapidly evolving technological landscape.
Education challenges and focusses students, increasing self-esteem and equipping them with the skills and resiliency to better cope with the challenges experienced in every day life.
What advice would you give to our scholars?
Learning should be interactive and exciting. Young people usually learn best when their curiosity is driven by passion. Let’s get them excited about technology so it becomes an indispensable, lifelong skillset.