What is LifeSkills?

Here at Barclays LifeSkills 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.

82% of students rated LifeSkills resources as good or very good, and 85% agreed LifeSkills helped them feel better prepared to make future career decisions*

* 2017 LifeSkills Impact Report

How can you get involved?

Young people

  • Get the skills you need
  • Supercharge your CV
  • Find work experience

Learn LifeSkills


  • Get free curriculum-linked lesson plans
  • Enjoy interactive challenges in class
  • Organise work experience

 Teach LifeSkills


  • Find free tools, tips and advice
  • Unlock your child’s potential
  • Help them into work

Support LifeSkills


  • Offer work experience
  • Invest in trainees or apprentices
  • Raise your company profile

Offer LifeSkills