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Lots of resources provided by local employers who want to share their knowledge and experience in order to help make young people “work ready”, including how to write a good CV and prepare for an interview.

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"Skillstree is a local partnership between Basingstoke Consortium and business. It is designed to raise the skills and aspirations of local children and prepare them for working life. Businesses support Skillstree by providing positive role models to help deliver ‘employability’ activities which include: challenges, work experience, business talks, mentoring and much more."

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Skillstree Brochure Autumn 2013
Welcome to Skillstree from Basingstoke Consortium
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Skillstree is designed to help prepare young people for working life, by working with local businesses and community groups to deliver a variety of practical workshops, challenges, employer visits, work experience and mentoring. In doing so, it helps to bridge the gap between the skills needed by businesses and those that young people have when they enter the world of work. 

Launching Skillstree in 2011, our aim was to produce “a programme that encourages and motivates young people to start thinking about their future and the opportunities ahead”.  With the help of our sponsors, we have done so. Since then, Skillstree has supported 3,000 young people aged 11–18 in the borough by increasing their employability skills, aspirations and confidence.  The programme has included:

  • Workshops, covering employability skills, management, IT, construction and journalism, delivered at employers’ premises or in school;
  • The annual borough-wide Skillstree Challenge;
  • Activities specifically targeting pre-NEET students;
  • Enterprise days;
  • Business talks and Enterprise Conference for post-16 students;
  • Information, Advice and Guidance events;
  • Work experience placements.

The many benefits of engaging with the business world are recognised and appreciated by students and teachers alike, and feedback on events has been excellent.