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Summer Skills

Summer Skills
Preparing for the world of work isn’t just about work experience. There are loads of skills which you can develop which are transferrable to the workplace. Here are some ideas about how young people can continue to build their skills over the summer - remember to record all the activities for your CV!

Preparing for Your Future
This is a free online course to help 14-16 year olds build skills and careers confidence over the long summer break. The courses will boost skills and career confidence and students will get a certificate for their CV when you complete each course! Find out more >

Journey to Work
This free online course will help young people aged 17+ build skills and careers confidence before they take their next steps. The 8 courses will help young people explore their strengths, needs, and what they want to do in the future. Find out more >

National Citizens Service Summer Programme (cost applies)
This two-week programme includes outdoor themed activities such as rock climbing, abseiling and numerous water sports and young people will take part in workshops which will help them learn important life skills. The dates are 5 July, 12 July 9 August and 16 August. Find out more >

JP Morgan: Summer of learning sessions
Online sessions with topics including CV and interview techniques, financial markets uncovered, inside stories from apprenticeships and graduates, resilience, technology and more! Find out more >

Barclay’s Life Skills
Includes interactive tools, films and activities to help young people ages 14+ reflect on not only their skills, but their interests and personality traits, and how to develop them further to support their future. Find out more >

PwC’s New World, New Skills Virtual Skills Programme
The programme aims to support students in developing their skills for the future, and making the most of their potential in their chosen career via online videos! Topics include: Aiming high, teamwork, problem solving, speaking and listening, and staying positive. Find out more >

PwC Virtual Case Experience in Corporate Tax
Covers all aspects of corporate tax strategy including tax advice, tax risk, mergers & acquisitions, international compliance or digital processes. Get a real feel for starting a tax career in your own time and gain a certificate! Find out more >

PwC Virtual Case Experience in Digital Intelligence
Explore new technologies that impact all employees and existing processes via digital transformation. Discover tech-powered enablement, real-time insights, change management programmes or scoring algorithms and find out more about a career in Digital Intelligence at PwC. Find out more >

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