CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
We’re dedicated to delivering a positive impact within the community through our corporate social responsibility measures.
One of our key Corporate Social Responsibility achievements is our long-standing apprenticeship program that enables young people to begin their careers in IT.
Our apprentices’ study towards an industry-recognised qualification, gaining practical experience and earning a wage at the same time. And many have gone on to become fully-qualified engineers.
We’ve been proud to have assisted many young people to enter the workforce, and supported others who have wanted to change industry and fulfil their dreams and aspirations.
Each year, Akita’s staff have helped raise thousands of pounds for local charities through initiatives and events.
Akita also regularly supports its customers with their charity events and sponsorship requirements.
We’re also committed to the well-being of all of our staff. Healthy lunches are prepared onsite for staff every day. Meanwhile, a weekly fitness session is offered free of charge.
Within the wider Kent community, Akita is a sponsor of Sevenoaks FC’s U9 football squad, promoting youth sport and healthy living. Members of staff are also personally engaged in local charity, youth and social organisations, using their skills to contribute to the community.
Culture of wellbeing
Corporate social responsibility starts at our own door. So as part of improving our wider community, Akita focuses on taking care of its own staff.
We’re under no illusion about how stressful the IT sector can be: in the UK, 52% of tech workers have suffered from anxiety or depression at some point.
So Akita focuses on our staff wellbeing, both as a way of supporting them and ensuring great service. From offering daily healthy meals free of charge, to providing sports equipment for lunchtimes, to our gardening club, we take care of our staff. So in turn, they can take care of our customers.