Introducing upSKILL

upSKILL is where your people can develop their skills by helping students become future-ready

We have developed upSKILL to provide time-sensitive but high-impact learning for professionals and young people alike. We do this in one-day workshops where your people join forces with students aged 16-18 to devise big ideas to change the world!

For young people, upSKILL enables them to unleash their creative and entrepreneurial talent to develop the skills that will help them succeed in school and work - like communication, collaboration, problem-solving and time management.

For your people, supporting students in upSKILL workshops is an inspiring way of building management and leadership skills that will support their growth and development in the workplace. While positively impacting the next generation. To bring this to life, we have created a three-step learning process for your people:

Learn - Bitesize in-house training to equip your people with skills around mentoring, coaching, influencing and working with the next generation.

Test - Using this training by working with young people in our one-day upSKILL workshops, putting learning into practice to shape the development of others.

Embed - Facilitated reflection to cement outcomes for your people and identify how to take learning forward into their work.

This proven approach delivers a blended learning process that equips your people with a set of skills that will help them thrive in their careers and add value in your organisation, while making a positive impact on the development of young people in your local communities.

The programme has engaged over 5,000 students and 1,500 professionals since launching in 2009. We deliver upSKILL workshops with students and employers in cities including Belfast, Bristol, London and Manchester. Find out below how you can get involved - as an employer, school or student.

School or student interested in upSKILL?

Find more information and register to attend our workshops - free of charge - on our dedicated page. 

Schools & Students

How upskill supports employers

  • Development with a difference

    We deliver upSKILL as a three-step process - Learn-Test-Embed - providing impactful learning for your people by making a difference with 16-18s in your community.

  • Time-sensitive, cost-effective L&D

    Every element of upSKILL is delivered to manageable timeframes, providing high-impact learning that's sympathetic to your organisation's resources. Making it accessible for organisations of all sizes - from SME to multinational.

  • Helps you connect with new talent

    Our upSKILL workshops support 16-18s in building skills for their career. Providing you with a great opportunity to connect with and positively influence your next generation talent.

  • Fully-managed and expertly delivered

    We manage upSKILL end-to-end, giving you a hassle-free experience that's delivered by expert trainers who have spent years developing leaders, teams, individuals and young people.