What is LifeSkills?
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.
- Be inspired
Our YouTube Channel features real LifeSkills experiences from top UK vloggers and tips on presenting your best self online.
Sign up to be a part of LifeSkills. It’s free.
"Three quarters of young people who engage with LifeSkills feel more confident to make decisions about their future while 69% feel motivated to do better at school."*
* Online survey conducted by The Work Foundation, 2015
How can you get involved?
- Get the skills you need
- Supercharge your CV
- Find work experience
- Get free curriculum-linked lesson plans
- Enjoy interactive challenges in class
- Organise work experience
- Find free tools, tips and advice
- Unlock your child’s potential
- Help them into work
- Offer work experience
- Invest in trainees or apprentices
- Raise your company profile