Previously known as The Transformation Trust

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Dell: Powering Transformation

Programme name:

Powering Transformation


Business and Technology

Corporate partner:

Dell EMC

Where the programme will run:


Key Stage:


Year group:

7 & 8

Number of students from each school who can take part:


45 - 70

Location of programme:

Due to current restrictions related to Covid-19, the programme will be run at schools across the country.

Requirements from school:


Following confirmation of booking, the school should ensure that adequate numbers of staff are present during the workshop, and that the agreed number of students take part.

Cost of programme:











Powering Transformation provides an outstanding opportunity for young people to take part in a workshop which will help develop their skills, extend their thinking and raise their academic aspirations.


Powering Transformation is a fully funded, one-day workshop developed by The Talent Foundry and run in partnership with Dell and universities across the United Kingdom. The workshop offers students the chance to address a collaborative problem solving challenge with a focus on local social issues that affect their local communities.


Taking place at schools this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, students will have the chance to engage with Dell mentors and university student ambassadors who will dial in virtually to sessions, offering them a key insight into both the technology sector and the world of higher education.

Sixth form mentors:









We are offering Year 12 and 13 students who are interested in the tech industry, or want to boost their CV, the chance to mentor Key Stage 3 students throughout the workshop. 

As a sixth form mentor, they will support and encourage younger students in the workshop. In turn, they will benefit through developing a number of core transferrable skills, including leadership, teamwork, resilience, presenting, creativity and problem solving. It could also provide a fantastic opportunity for them to engage with corporate volunteers and employees in the industry who may be supporting the workshop. Through the personal experiences of these volunteers, sixth formers can gain valuable insight into the world of work, boost their confidence and help inspire the younger students.

You can sign your sixth form students up to this opportunity by contacting us here.

Relevant Gatsby Benchmarks:



Gatsby Benchmark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees.

Gatsby Benchmark 6 - Experiences of workplaces.

Gatsby Benchmark 7 - Encounters with further and higher education.

How to book:


You can register your school's interest for 2020-21 with no obligation by clicking here to complete and submit the ‘expression of interest form’.

How places are allocated:


These are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis to schools in our target market (higher than average numbers of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding) which are within reasonable distance of the specific university.