Work Experience & Volunteering

National Citizenship Service – NCS is a life-changing programme open to all teenagers aged 15-17 to discover who they are and what they can do.

Volunteer Search (National) – vinspired is the UK’s leading volunteering charity for 14 – 25 year olds. vinspired helps young people to make their mark on causes that they care about, whilst learning new skills and talents along the way.

Youth Social Action – The #iwill campaign wants to make participation in social action the norm for young people under 20. Currently 4 in 10 young people participate in meaningful social action. Those from less affluent communities are much less likely to take part than their wealthier peers.

LifeSkills created with Barclays – Here at LifeSkills created with Barclays, we have one single-minded ambition – to inspire young people to get the skills they need for a better future. And that’s what we do. Not just online, but in class and through valuable real-world experiences.

LifeSkills works with teachers, parents and businesses to help young people:

Build a job-hunting toolbox
Find out how social media can supercharge a CV, get tips for creating strong covering letters and LinkedIn profiles, and practice interview techniques.

Identify skills
Interactive challenges help identify and develop personal skills – with useful advice on selling these skills to employers.

Gain experience
Offered by businesses, organised by teachers and driven by young people – by working through LifeSkills online, they’ll unlock valuable work experience.

Sign up to be a part of LifeSkills. It’s free.