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Barclays LifeSkills Mentoring Programme

​​​​​​​(Thriving Local Economies)

Programme name:

Barclays LifeSkills Mentoring Programme


This programme is not sector specific

Corporate partner:


Where the programme will run:

Bury, Taunton Deane, Kilmarnock and Great Yarmouth, linking to Barclays’ Thriving Local Economies initiative

Key Stage:

4 & 5

Year group:


Number of students from each school who can take part:


Up to 10

Location of programme:

The programme is taking place virtually with a final end of programme celebration in-person at exciting local venues.

Duration of the programme:

5 x 2 hours workshops, with a final full day session 

Requirements from school:

One member of school or local council staff to be present in sessions.

Cost of programme:















The Barclays LifeSkills Mentoring Programme 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 10 students from a number of secondary schools within Bury, Taunton Deane, Kilmarnock and Great Yarmouth. All sessions will take place virtually, with the final end of programme celebration taking place in-person at a local venue.


The facilitated sessions will see students working with Barclays mentors, developing practical employability skills such as CV writing and interview techniques, whilst improving soft skills such as confidence and teamwork. We’ll also have exciting inspirational speakers from the local area joining each session, offering insight into their own career journeys and local opportunities.


The result will be to build a cohort of confident and capable students, furnished with the skills and knowledge they need to successfully make the transition from education to employment.

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 2021-22. Please contact Lizzy Jones, Programme Manager, should you wish to find out more about the programme or others your school may be eligible for.

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.