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Kirstie Mackey – Barclays Life Skills – for life! PP244

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This week, Mark talks to Kirstie Mackey from Barclays Life Skills which provides:

Tools, top tips and learning resources for you to help yourself or to support you in the development of others
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For students, educators and parents, the scheme provides City and Guilds approved activities and resources covering a huge range of work/life topics. contains an enormous range of help for students and Mark has very positive memories of working with the scheme when he was headteacher of a Pupil Referral Unit.


Kirstie MackeyIn 2013, Kirstie created and launched LifeSkills. From teaching CV writing skills in classrooms to hiring people for her various teams, Kirstie has years of experience in knowing what employers are looking for and how to get ahead in your chosen career. As well as heading up LifeSkills, Kirstie is a champion for young people and is leading the call for businesses to support young people get work ready.

In her role as Head of LifeSkills, Kirstie is also a contributor to publications such as Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and Glamour.

Listen to the whole, fascinating story of how Kirstie founded and developed the scheme and find out a little bit about the amazing range of activities which are on offer – free of charge!

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