Previously known as The Transformation Trust

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LifeSkills created with Barclays (Taunton Thriving Local Economies)

Programme name:

LifeSkills created with Barclays in Taunton - Year 10


This programme is not sector specific

Corporate partner:


Where the programme will run:

Taunton, West Somerset

Key Stage:


Year group:


Number of students from each school who can take part:


Up to 10

Location of programme:

The programme is taking place virtually, in-person at schools and at exciting locations around Taunton.

Requirements from school:

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

Cost of programme:














LifeSkills created with Barclays in Taunton 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 mentoring programme designed for specific groups of Year 10 students from across a number of Taunton 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 either virtually, in-school or in an exciting venue around Taunton, 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 fully booked for the academic year 2020-21.

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.