Supporting aspirations and unlocking talent

Rise is a UK wide initiative aimed at offering students, aged between 14 and 16 from low socio-economic backgrounds, an opportunity to participate and gain skills in the workplace.

OUR OBJECTIVES

1. Unlock talent

2. Nurture & raise aspirations

3. Develop skills & confidence

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

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Teachers rated the workshop as excellent

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Workshops delivered by The Talent Foundry and Rise volunteers to disadvantaged schools across the UK since February 2022

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Students engaged with through workshops since February 2022

The Rise Initiative

Rise brings together some of the largest employers in the UK with the overall aim of improving social mobility by helping young people develop the skills that business needs.

Schools

Rise is working in partnership with The Talent Foundry to deliver skills workshops to students at schools in areas of low social mobility.

The tasks and activities used in the workshop are free to download and use. These resources connect curriculum subjects with The Skills Builder framework and are set within the context of business.

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Our Vision

Equipping the hardest to reach young people with the skills they need to succeed in life and work.

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Who’s involved

Rise brings together some of the largest employers in the UK with the overall aim of improving social mobility by helping young people develop the skills that business needs.

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“The best thing was engaging in conversation with professionals and the different skill-building tasks”

Emmanuel, Student, London

“The programme certainly helps young minds to grow.”

Bandana, Volunteer, Mazars

“It was fun and educational and it has helped me decide what I want to do when I’m older.”

Tobey, Student, Goole

“It gave me a new perspective on how to pursue a career.”

Alfie, Student, Bourne End

“The session really made the students think about their skills and how to develop them.” 

Allison, Teacher, Cumbria

Being involved in Rise, you can:

  • Demonstrate your commitment to improving social mobility
  • Make a significant change to the career prospects of young people in the UK
  • Share best practice and learn from other organisations involved
  • Widen the future talent pool

Get in touch to find out more about Rise.