Sharpen the skills you need for a successful career.

Barclays LifeSkills

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Experience overview

Barclays LifeSkills helps young people get the skills and experiences they need to enter the world of work. We've joined forces to bring you a virtual work experience programme that will teach you the core transferable skills such as self-confidence and resilience that are important for whatever career path you follow.

What’s included?

After an introduction to Barclays LifeSkills, you'll learn how to identify your own skills (and the importance of this), self-confidence, resilience goal-setting, and how to develop a growth mindset for lifelong learning. To finish this all up, you'll sharpen your CV and interview skills to apply everything that you have learned.

Students aged 14-19 are welcome to apply
Students aged 14-19 are welcome to apply
Certificate of completion
Certificate of completion
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Attend live webinars
Attend live webinars
Complete at a pace that suits you
Complete at a pace that suits you
Self-Confidence and Resilience

In any career you need to have self-belief and be able to overcome challenges. This module is packed with top tips for achieving this so you can be successful from the earliest stages of your career.

Goal-Setting, Growth Mindset and Lifelong Learning
CVs & Networking
Interviews

Available dates

To ensure that you get the very best experience, the number of places on each programme is limited. Apply soon to avoid missing your place. Good luck!
July
2022
Programme dates: 18th July - 22nd July
Application deadline: 13th July

What students say

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Thank you for taking the time to create this programme. The volunteers on the live sessions were all really nice and down to earth which was really good to hear proper experiences in this industry, without sugar coating or hiding anything. To the people who made this project brief and stuff for us: I really enjoyed it and I thought it was the perfect topic and it's nice to bring more awareness and knowledge of this subject to more people! Also all the videos were really nice on this programme. Very full of life and engaging!
Rhea
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Thank you for providing opportunity for young people like me who had no previous exposure to the industry/ This programme has some great elements that differentiates itself with other work experience providers. The programmeg particularly focuses on ourselves: our confidence, our skills and what we want to do in the future rather than just the work opportunities available and how to get there. I've really enjoyed this programme and hope there would be more opportunities into this specific field
Ci
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Thank you very much for this experience. This sector sounds fascinating and I will definitely explore more. During and after lockdown, my opportunities for work experience were completely erased. But thank to this wonderful virtual work experience, I am able to gather crucial experience to write down on my CV and personal statement. Thank you once again!
Evan
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