The British Youth Council is partnering with ‘LifeSkills created with Barclays’ for the next 12 months to help young people build skills for work. Today’s job landscape is getting really competitive for young people and employers are increasingly looking for a rich variety of experiences and skills in new recruits in addition to qualifications.
LifeSkills and the British Youth Council have co-created new resources for educators and young people on how to get involved in social action and to recognise how the skills build through this activity can be linked to employability and help to enhance young peoples’ job prospects.
Taking part in social action is a fantastic way for young people to build transferable skills that will help them stand out to employers, with recent research showing that participants of social action are 27% more likely to find a job. Importantly, social action will also help those young people develop as individuals while giving back to their community and society.
Anna Barker, Chair, British Youth Council said: “We know that now more than ever, young people need the correct skills to unlock opportunities for employment in such a competitive market”
The British Youth Council continue to be strong advocates for equipping young people with these skills to empower them to take charge of their future – so we’re excited to be working with LifeSkills on this programme.”
The motivation behind the LifeSkills programme is to inspire millions of young people and equip them with the key skills to move forward into the 21st century workplace. LifeSkills brings together educators, businesses, young people and parents to achieve this, as increasingly young people need to leave education not only with appropriate academic results but with the skills that we know businesses need now and in the future as technology reshapes our working world.