What is LifeSkills?
Here at LifeSkills created with Barclays, we have one single-minded ambition – to inspire young people to get the skills they need for a better future. And that’s what we do. Not just online, but in class and through valuable real-world experiences.
LifeSkills works with teachers, parents and businesses to help young people:
- Build a job-hunting toolbox
Find out how social media can supercharge a CV, get tips for creating strong covering letters and LinkedIn profiles, and practice interview techniques.
- Identify skills
Interactive challenges help identify and develop personal skills – with useful advice on selling these skills to employers.
- Gain experience
Offered by businesses, organised by teachers and driven by young people – by working through LifeSkills online, they’ll unlock valuable work experience.
- Be inspired
Our YouTube Channel features real LifeSkills experiences from top UK vloggers and tips on presenting your best self online.
"Three quarters of young people who engage with LifeSkills feel more confident to make decisions about their future while 69% feel motivated to do better at school."*
* Online survey conducted by The Work Foundation, 2015
How can you get involved?
- Get the skills you need
- Supercharge your CV
- Find work experience
- Get free curriculum-linked lesson plans
- Enjoy interactive challenges in class
- Organise work experience
- Find free tools, tips and advice
- Unlock your child’s potential
- Help them into work
- Offer work experience
- Invest in trainees or apprentices
- Raise your company profile