The Talent Foundry
We run a wide range of bespoke programmes with a variety of corporate partners across different sectors. We work exclusively with the most disadvantaged schools in the UK, with a unique network of around 1,600 state secondary schools, and since our inception 12 years ago, nearly 700,000 students have benefitted from our programmes.
We support young people to ‘think big’ about their futures and access valuable employment opportunities including apprenticeships with our corporate partners and places at higher education establishments.
All our programmes aim to help young people develop confidence and self-belief but also include a more explicit focus on skills development, particularly core transferable skills such as teamwork, problem solving, public speaking, self-confidence, resilience and creativity as defined in the ‘Skills Builder Framework’. A number of our programmes also focus on the development of sector or industry specific attributes.
Our mission is to increase social mobility by helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds discover what they are amazing at, develop valuable new employment skills and take that first step into the world of work.
Find an organisation for further help
Latest news and blogs
Recap – Employers Masterclass: How to talk about class in the workplace
How do you talk openly about class in the workplace? In our latest Employers Masterclass, we discussed the importance of having a workplace environment where employees can talk openly about their backgrounds –enabling employees to feel able to bring their whole selves to work. Catch up on the session and read our key takeaways from […]
👇An interesting article regarding the legal considerations of paid and unpaid internships.
To ensure hiring practices are accessible and equitable to all applicants, we advocate for employers to offer paid internships, which (as the article says), “have the potential to be more mutually rewarding to both parties” and ensures the “pool of candidates is not limited to those who are able to support themselves financially whilst undertaking unpaid work”.Find out more