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LifeSkills created with Barclays (Bury Thriving Local Economies)

Programme name:

LifeSkills created with Barclays in Bury - Year 9


This programme is not sector specific

Corporate partner:


Where the programme will run:

Bury, Greater Manchester

Key Stage:


Year group:


Number of students from each school who can take part:


Up to 10

Location of programme:

Various inspirational settings around Manchester designed to give students insight into the world of work.

Requirements from school:


One member of school or local council staff to accompany the students to each session, in turn ensuring that all students attend all sessions.

Cost of programme:













LifeSkills created with Barclays in Bury is part of Barclays Thriving Local Economies (TLE) initiative, in which Barclays partners with local communities as part of a wider sustainable business strategy to ensure continued development in the area.


This programme is a six-session mentoring programme designed for specific groups of Year 9 students from across a number of Bury secondary schools. The facilitated sessions will see students working with Barclays mentors, developing practical employability skills such as CV writing and interview techniques, whilst developing soft skills such as confidence, teamwork and improved oracy.


Each workshop will take place in a different work setting in a different sector, encouraging students to think about their core attributes and competencies and how they can find a place in the job market. The result will be to build a cohort of confident and capable students, furnished with the skills and knowledge they need to make the transition from education to the world of work.

Relevant Gatsby Benchmarks:



Gatsby Benchmark 2 - Learning from career and labour market information.

Gatsby Benchmark 4 - Linking curriculum learning to careers.

Gatsby Benchmark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees.

How to book:


This programme is full for the academic year 2019-20 but if you are from a secondary school in Bury and wish to see if you can take part next year, please contact Grace Stogdon, our Programme Manager.

How places are allocated:


Schools must sit within our target cohort (higher than average numbers of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding), and students must fulfil specific eligibility criteria.