The SKILL! Programme is a series of interactive enterprise workshops helping young people develop key skills for the future and equipping them with a greater understanding of how they can enhance their employability. The programme focuses on enterprise as a creative and accessible means of engaging young people in key soft skills.
Launched in May 2008 by young entrepreneur Patrick Philpott, the SKILL! Programme is delivered in association with a number of key corporate partners. Our workshops are high-energy one-day learning experiences delivered by expert facilitators and trainers, with professionals from our corporate partners taking on the role of mentors, aiding students’ learning throughout the programme. SKILL! also enjoys the support of many successful entrepreneurs, who inspire students and provide insight and expertise to support their learning.
Since launching, SKILL! has reached 1,000 young people through 15 workshops. We work in partnership with leading organisations in the City of London, including Addleshaw Goddard, Europe Arab Bank, FTI Consulting, Milbank, Oriel Securities, Osborne Clarke, PwC, Simmons & Simmons and Standard Bank. More information can be found under the Our Partners section.