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Bankside Skills Academy

Learn skills to boost your chances of employment, build your confidence and look great on your CV
18 Great Guildford Street
Rachel Nicholson
Corporate Responsibility Manager


Are you 16-21 years old?

Living and/or studying in Southwark?

Are you available 29 July – 21 August this summer?

Want to learn new skills and earn up to £300?

Then join Bankside Skills Academy this summer …

Bankside Skills Academy gives young people in Southwark a unique opportunity to get ready for the world of work through skills training, work experience and exclusive networking events with businesses in Bankside.

Better Bankside is a business improvement district that lies to the south of the river between London Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge. It is home to a diverse range of business from law firms, architects, and financial companies like Lloyds Bank to creative and digital agencies, hotels, restaurants and bars as well as leading cultural attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe.

In less than 4 weeks you will learn practical skills such as CV writing, interview techniques, time management and communication and receive training that will boost your confidence, resilience and professionalism at work and beyond.

To top it off you can gain a qualification in Project Management and earn a learning bursary of up to £300.

How to apply

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday 25 June 2019, 12pm

Download the application form and equal opportunities form and return both via email or post to:

  • James Boyle - Bankside Skills Academy Project Manager
  • Email: projectmanager [at]
  • Address: Bankside Skills Academy, Better Bankside, 18 Great Guildford Street, London. SE1 0FD
  • Tel: 020 7928 3998


Businesses Partnerships

The Bankside Skills Academy is a great opportunity for businesses to support young people from the local community by sharing time, skills and experience.  There are a variety of different ways that your business can get involved, such as skills workshops, sharing your career story, helping with CV guidance or interview practice, speed networking, hosting a student for an insight day or other practical support to help the students deliver a celebration event at the end of the project.  All activities are tailored to ensure that both the students and the businesses get the most out of this unique opportunity.

If your business would like to get involved this year, please contact Rachel Nicholson, Corporate Responsibility Manager: rn [at] (subject: Bankside%20Skills%20Academy%20-%20business%20interest)