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Right from the outset, giving back to our local communities has always been important to PDMS.  We do this in many ways including fundraising activities undertaken by our generous and enthusiastic staff, corporate charitable donations to local, national and international causes and providing services in kind - for example, a new website for a sporting club or a database for a wildlife charity. 

However, what we are most proud of is the time that our team generously gives up to support many local charities and organisations - particularly those that focus on young people. We provide mentors to schools and students, support the work of Junior Achievement and help to broaden the horizons of young people, especially young girls, when it comes to career opportunities in tech.  We've welcomed hundreds of students on work experience,  placements and apprenticeships over the years and have loved helping young people to learn more about the world of work and grow in confidence. 

We want to play our part in protecting our environment too. Our ISO14001 accreditation, is helping us to measure and minimise our impact.  Chris Gledhill, our CEO, is the sector lead for the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce Climate Change Programme, helping local businesses as our economy shifts to net zero.   

You can find out more about some of our very many initiatives and activities that help to support our local communities below:

Social value in action

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Mentoring: a skill that provides benefits to everyone involved

Marketing Executive Diane reflects on her time mentoring a Glasgow student and the rewards it can have for both mentor and mentee.

PDMS Directors Joanne and Neal with the defibrilator and Paul from Craig's Heart Strong Foundation.

Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation unveils new defibrillator donated by PDMS in memory of colleague

In May 2021 we sadly lost one of our very dear and longstanding colleagues, Helen Ward. We wanted to find something to remember her legacy, and donated a defibrillator to local charity Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation.

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Good luck to the Isle of Man Code Club in the CyberCenturion Finals

PDMS is delighted to support the IOM Code Club with their trip to the CyberCenturion finals in London.

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Career Ready - Empowering Young People

Learn more about how we have supported the Career Ready programme and the students who have signed-up to it.

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My Time at PDMS

Sixth-form student Ella Bignall writes about her work experience placement at PDMS working with Marketing and Design.

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One week at PDMS

Lewis Hartley, who is in Year 10 at St Ninians High School, joined us for one week of work experience.

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My experience taking part in Empowering Women to Lead Digital Transformation programme

Project Manager Fiona Anderson completed and graduated the Empowering Women to Lead Digital Transformation programme. In her blog she explains more about the programme and what she learnt.

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Investing time, expertise and money to make a difference to young people in our communities

For many years we have actively been involved in charitable work, whether it’s a fundraiser in our office or participating in organised fundraising events.

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Celebrating the achievements of children's champions and inspirational families

The Heroes of Mann Awards evening was inspiring event, celebrating children’s champions on the Isle of Man

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PDMS joins increasing number of employers in Scotland by signing up for the Living Wage Accreditation

We are proud to join the Living Wage Accreditation Scotland, an organisation that pushes for employees to be paid a true living wage, reflecting the value of their workers.

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Mentoring teenagers to become confident young adults

PDMS actively supports disadvantaged young people, through a mentoring programme, to be the best they can.

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PDMS to celebrate Scotland's young software engineering talent at ScotlandIS Awards

PDMS was delighted to be one of the sponsors at this year’s Young Software Engineer of the Awards (YSE).  The awards are organised by ScotlandIS, the trade body for the digital technologies industry in Scotland and form part of their annual ScotSoft Conference

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PDMS joins Digital Critical Friends Programme in Lanarkshire

PDMS is pleased to announce that it is the latest company to sign up to the Digital Critical Friends Programme in Lanarkshire - a programme to bridge the skills gap by helping industry form a valuable relationship with a local school.

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Junior Achievement – making a difference today to young people’s tomorrows

The end of June saw the culmination of the Isle of Man’s Junior Achievement 2020/2021 Company Programme with the Awards Dinner and what a year it has been!

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How we offset our carbon emissions

We are proud to be advocates of environmental protection and are proud to hold the ISO14001 proving our commitment.

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PDMS to sponsor Empowering Women Programme in Scotland

PDMS is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring the new “Empowering Women to Lead Digital Transformation Programme” in Scotland. The programme is supported by Scotland IS, the Scottish Digital Academy and the Scottish Government, and PDMS joins existing sponsorship partners Sopra Steria and Head Resourcing.

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PDMS opens doors for another year of work experience

Find out how our three St. Ninian's students got on with their work experience placements.

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Bridging the Digital Gender Gap

In 2016, internet access was declared a basic human right by the United Nations. However, earlier this year less than 60% of the global population use it.