How we can help?
You’ll probably find the answer you’re looking for below. If not, feel free to get in touch.
How do I get work experience through the LifeSkills programme?
If you're 14–19, your teacher can arrange LifeSkills work experience for you. Please see our work experience page for more information. Over 19? Find out about Barclays apprenticeships and other ways to join Barclays on our website.
Can I (or my parents) arrange work experience without a teacher?
We’re afraid not. LifeSkills work experience can only be arranged by a teacher for students aged 14–19.
What are LifeSkills points and how can I use them to get a job?
By signing up to LifeSkills online you’ll earn points for visiting pages, using tools or watching videos. At 250 points, you’ll unlock milestones to help you track your LifeSkills progress. Show employers how hard you’re working to improve your skills by adding them to your CV or LinkedIn profile. Find out more.
How do I edit or update the CV I created using the CV Builder tool?
Once you have completed your CV online you will be able to download and save it to your own computer. You will then be able to update and edit this saved copy on your own device.
How can I find out more about the LifeSkills programme?
All our resources are designed to be delivered by educators and it is easy to search for lesson plans here. We also run conference calls to help you make the most of our resources. These will cover:
- how best to use all of the LifeSkills resources
- all of the LifeSkills content that young people and adults can access themselves
- any other questions you have about the programme
To find out more about the programme or arrange a call please get in touch.
Can I get Barclays volunteers to support my organisation
Thanks for getting in touch about requesting volunteers. Barclays employees support LifeSkills lessons run by professional facilitators from our charity partners at selected secondary schools and colleges across the UK according to their location and local measures of deprivation. You can check your institution’s eligibility here.
How do I organise work experience?
Work experience through LifeSkills is open to students aged 14-19 in full time education only. When a student has earned 250 points online or been taught LifeSkills in class, log in or register to access our work experience search. Once you find a placement and choose the dates you want, we’ll give you contact details for your chosen business. You’ll need to arrange the details with them before confirming the placement (and the student taking it) online. Over 19? For more information on apprenticeships, internships, graduate programmes or other ways to join Barclays please see the following link: http://joinus.barclays.com/emea/
What do I do if I can’t get hold of my contact for the work experience placement I reserved?
Firstly, we’re sorry you’re having problems. If this happens, please get in touch and send us the contact’s name, email address and postcode so we can chase this for you.
How do I get work experience logs for my students?
A selection of teacher resources is available to download or order from our resource page when you register or log in to LifeSkills. Printed copies should arrive within 10–15 working days of your request.
What support can LifeSkills provide for our careers fair?
You can order up to 250 LifeSkills leaflets for your careers fair here and these will arrive within 10 – 15 working days. Unfortunately, we don’t organise careers fairs attendance through LifeSkills, but we suggest contacting your local Barclays branch to ask if anyone would be available to attend your event.
How do my learners access LifeSkills resources directly?
Students aged 14+ are able to register for their own LifeSkills account and access all of the online content for that age group. Adult learners can see the Working Life tab and there will an update due later this year that users can access directly with a focus on starting a business or working more flexibly.
How can I get work experience for my child?
If your child is 14–19, their teacher can arrange LifeSkills work experience on their behalf. We’re afraid it’s not possible for placements to be organised by students or their parents.
How can my child get started with LifeSkills?
If you child is 14+ they can register online. It’s completely free, and they’ll be able to begin preparing for the world of work right away with our smart CV Builder, Wheel of Strengths test and many more interactive tasks to help boost their employability skills. If they are under 14 you can register as a parent on the LifeSkills website and access some of the resources through this hub
How can I offer a work experience placement through LifeSkills?
You’ll need to register and log in. It’s completely free. Then you can post details of your placement online. If you have any further questions please
How long should a work experience placement be?
A week seems to work best, but feel free to offer placements of anything from a day to a maximum of two weeks.
How old are LifeSkills work experience candidates?
Our work experience is currently open to 14–19 year-olds who are currently attending school or other educational institution.
Can I interview LifeSkills work experience candidates before I offer a placement?
No. But all students will have been through the LifeSkills programme online and/or in class, so you can count on getting interested, enthusiastic young people bursting with fresh ideas. Teachers can find and reserve the placements online for their students. We’ll notify you once a teacher reserves your placement, and you can expect them to be in touch shortly to arrange dates and other details.
How do I get work experience?
Work experience placements are available through LifeSkills for young people aged 14-19 in education. However, you can find out about Barclays apprenticeships and other ways to join Barclays on the following link http://joinus.barclays.com/emea/.
What other topics will Changing WorkLife cover in the future?
We will ensure our programme evolves in a way that helps to drive the UK economy and that any topics we may consider in the future will align with the current employment trends.
How do I find out when new material is launched?
You can register for email updates so we can notify you when new content is online: https://barclayslifeskills.com/sign-in/interest/