Previously known as The Transformation Trust
Professional Services/Business Consultancy
Where the programme will run:
Social mobility cold spots and Government Opportunity Areas across the country
3, 4, 5
7 - 13
Number of students from each school who can take part:
60-70 (flexible, to be agreed in advance)
Location of programme:
In school or virtual (live or pre-recorded)
Requirements from school:
Adequate number of staff to support each session, completing and submitting relevant booking form and ensuring that the agreed number of students are present for the workshop.
Cost of programme:
WorkReady is a fully funded workshop developed by KPMG and The Talent Foundry. The workshop will offer the opportunity for students to think about how they would utilise the latest cutting-edge technologies in a collaborative problem-solving challenge, based on real life KPMG client briefs.
Through their participation in the workshop, students will develop core transferrable skills including: listening, presenting, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork.
The workshops will be hosted at the school (in-person or virtually) and will provide the students with an important insight into the world of work, and the impact that technology is having on the workplace, by engaging with employers and exploring innovative technologies.
Various forms of delivery model are available. Options available to Year 7-10 range from: a three-part, in-person programme; a one-off, in-person workshop; to a virtual, live, facilitator led workshop; and a virtual, pre-recorded ‘do it yourself’ option.
Available to sixth form are ‘Careers Seminars’ and ‘Careers Workshops’ hosted either in-person or virtually (live) with the potential for KPMG volunteer support.
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 through the booking form.
Relevant Gatsby Benchmarks:
Gatsby Benchmark 4 - Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Gatsby Benchmark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees.
How to book:
Call to speak to a member of our dedicated Schools Liaison Team on 0207 148 0934 to check eligibility and then submit a booking form here.
How places are allocated:
These are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis to schools in our target cohort (higher than average numbers of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding).