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Archives for 2015

Seasons Greetings from SkillForce

Published Friday 18 December 2015 in News

Ben Slade, Chief Executive, SkillForce

Ben Slade, Chief Executive, SkillForce

Thank you to all colleagues, supporters and friends for all of your enthusiasm, hard work, patience, tenacity and support in 2015. With every good wish for the festive season from Ben Slade (CEO), Trustees and the thousands of young people who have benefited from SkillForce programmes this year!

Winter Newsletter 2015

Published Thursday 17 December 2015 in News, Newsletter

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SkillForce is delighted to release our winter supporters newsletter, providing a round-up of the latest news and stories about our impact around the country. We would like to thank all of our supporters and we hope you enjoy reading about all the great work you are supporting. Click on the image below to view the […]

100 Women in Hedge Funds UK Partners With SkillForce

Published Wednesday 16 December 2015 in News


100 Women in Hedge Funds, a leading non-profit organisation for professionals in the alternative investments industry, today announced that it will partner with SkillForce in 2016 in association with HRH The Duke of Cambridge’s ongoing patronage of 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ philanthropic initiatives. 100 Women in Hedge Funds has a strong track record of […]

HRH The Duke of Cambridge Congratulates First Primary Schoolchildren in Birmingham Completing Award Scheme

Published Tuesday 8 December 2015 in News

SkillForce Royal Patron meets pupils awarded the Junior Prince's Award

HRH Duke of Cambridge meets pupils from Cofton Primary School in Birmingham. They are pupils from the first school in the city to receive the JPA.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge has congratulated the first primary schoolchildren in Birmingham completing a new award scheme in his name. The Duke spoke with 14 pupils from Cofton Primary School in Centenary Square, Birmingham city centre on Monday, December 7th, as part of a broader visit to the city. The group are the first […]

City Employers Launch New Skills Programme For Tower Hamlets Teenagers

Published Friday 27 November 2015 in News

Left to right: Emma Brown, Volunteer Programme Executive, British Airways, with Bethnal Green Academy students Abzol Hussain Miah, 16, and Abid Ahmed, 17.

Left to right: Emma Brown, Volunteer Programme Executive, British Airways, with Bethnal Green Academy students Abzol Hussain Miah, 16, and Abid Ahmed, 17.

Teenagers in Tower Hamlets are taking part in a new education programme backed by corporate heavyweights to boost their career prospects and employability skills. Sixty pupils from four schools in East London are completing the SkillForce Your Future programme that helps young people transition from school into employment. Aimed at 16 and 17-year-olds, the programme […]

National Education Charity SkillForce Gets £1.6 Million Budget Boost

Published Thursday 26 November 2015 in News

Ben Slade, Chief Executive, SkillForce

Ben Slade, Chief Executive, SkillForce

SkillForce is set to expand its work in schools and recruit more ex-Services personnel following a £1.6 million budget boost. The announcement was made as part of the Chancellor George Osborne’s Spending Review, on November 25th, and will be funded by the Libor banking fines. SkillForce will receive the cash injection over the next three years. […]

SkillForce at the 2015 Academies Show

Published Wednesday 25 November 2015 in News

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Members of the SkillForce South England team are at the NEC in Birmingham today, Wednesday 25th November, for the 2015 Academies Show. Visitors to the SkillForce stand (D110) can pick up copies of our brand new Active Mentoring, Your Future and Prince’s Awards leaflets. There is also a chance to see our latest showcase video, […]

SkillForce Receives Ministry of Defence Silver Award

Published Thursday 19 November 2015 in News

We were presented with the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Certificate for demonstrating our support to military personnel and their families and for pledging that support through the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. Eleven employers from private sector businesses in the East Midlands received awards at a ceremony at Kelham Hall, Nottinghamshire, last night, Wednesday 18th November. Ben […]

SkillForce students and instructors across the UK mark Remembrance Day

Published Monday 16 November 2015 in News


Last week our instructors in schools and academies across the United Kingdom led students on SkillForce programmes in activities to commemorate Remembrance Day. The Remembrance activities that SkillForce students were engaged with were wide-ranging and included: Learning about different aspects of armed conflict, including the role of animals during wartime. Finding out about the Royal […]


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