Working with our employer and partner networks, we’re helping to build the essential skills and confidence young people need to succeed, maximising the value they get from their work experience placement.

Below is a repository of some of the training resources that young people can access, either while on your programme or after, to continue their development and aid them on their employability journey.

These training programmes specialise in developing practical employability skills, as well as harder to teach soft skills, that will help to set young people up for success, now and in the future.


MtW Employability Skills Curriculum

The Employability Skills Curriculum focuses on developing core soft skills and employability skills in three main areas; In the WorkplaceEmployability Skills and Digital Skills. Providing a comprehensive suite of training that is free of charge for our members, employers can pick and choose training modules and packages to support their Movement to Work placements.

Skills Builder Universal Framework

The Employability Skills Curriculum also aligns with the Skills Builder Universal Framework which provides a consistent, universal approach to the essential skills needed to thrive in employment, defined as: Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Staying Positive, Aiming High, Leadership and Teamwork.

The Open University

The Open University offers 1000 OpenLearn courses that are free to study across 8 different subject areas, and available to start right away.

gov.uk the skills toolkit

The Skills Toolkit is a range of free, high-quality online courses that apply to all sectors as well as more specialised skills. The Skills Toolkit can help a young person to build essential skills, including numeracy, coding, finance and personal growth & wellbeing.


Digital Wings

Employers are increasingly looking for candidates with digital skills. Work experience candidates who can demonstrate digital confidence will stand out from others and make a memorable impression. The materials in the Barclays Digital Wings programme provide participants with the digital fundamentals they need to do that. Learn more about Barclays Digital Wings courses below: 


Following sign up navigate to ‘Our Digital Courses’