As part of the Citizen Commitment Games––a sports and charity challenge held to celebrate Societe Generale’s 150th anniversary––employees raise money for an association and take part in a sports competition.
Every week, discover an association supported by employees taking part in the Citizen Commitment Games.
NQT (formerly Nos Quartiers ont des Talents) has been working since 2006 to promote equal opportunity. The association has set up a programme to support well qualified young people (miminum 4-year university degree) from priority neighbourhoods and underprivileged backgrounds in their job search.
The young people in question are accompanied by executives and corporate leaders who act as mentors with the objective of improving their initial approach to a company and helping them to understand how things work while building up a professional network. With the help of the mentor, the aim is for the young person to find long term employment in their chosen field.
In November 2013, to help the mentees be more effective, the association organised the 4th national meeting for equal opportunity at the Cité du Cinéma; an ideal moment to strengthen partnerships and encourage exchanges between young people and established professionals. Around forty private partners, including Societe Generale, came along to give advice on how to find employment and to share information about the job market and the sorts of skills that are sought after.
NQT and Societe Generale, a historic partnership
The Societe Generale Company Foundation supported NQT in 2008 for its roll-our in the Rhône-Alpes region and again in 2010 and 2013 for further expansion in other regions.
The association is currently a historic partner to the Group: Societe Generale has 146 active mentors involved in the NQT programme. Since 2006, 350 mentors, all Societe Generale employees, have accompanied 1,316 mentees.