Work Experience - Barclays LifeSkills

Why LifeSkills

Plotr has partnered with LifeSkills because Work Experience opportunities involve coordination of employers, students and teachers in a formal process - and this is a process which LifeSkills makes easy for all participants. We don't waste time re-inventing wheels, instead we make it easy for you to find them!

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About LifeSkills

LifeSkills is a major new programme designed to give young people access to the advice, support and opportunities they need to get ready for the world of work. It aims to improve the employment prospects for young people through education resources, online content, workshops, events and work experience. LifeSkills will be the starting point to a better future. LifeSkills will equip young people with the key money, people and work skills, careers support and experience they need to get ready for the world of work. These resources are designed to help every student aged 11–19. LifeSkills builds their knowledge and confidence to get the job they want and develops the skills employers seek most in young people. 

Applying for work experience

Students aged 14-17 are eligible for LifeSkills work experience in two ways:

  • upon completion of two hours of each teacher-led module (Work, People and Money Skills), this can be any combination of lessons/workshops or homework tasks, or;
  • by earning 250 or more points through the LifeSkills website and printing out their progress to demonstrate to their teacher

The eligibility criteria must be completed prior to the start of their placement. This preparation will ensure students make the most of their placement and will provide better employees for the businesses involved.

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