Summer Academy 2021 Bookings Now Open…

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking bookings for our Summer Academy taking place this summer!


After offering a virtual experience last year, for 2021 we plan to return with a hands-on experience subject to government guidelines. This year we will be running three academies, Monday to Thursday based at a variety of businesses within the South Yorkshire Region. The dates are:

  • Monday 2nd August – Thursday 5th August
  • Monday 9th August  – Thursday 13th August
  • Monday 16th August – Thursday 12th August

Join us for 4 days of fun whilst gaining key employability skills that will make you stand out from the crowd.

The cost for the four day programme is £100 per person. The programme is open to children aged 14-18. There are limited spaces available, to book your space please fill in our Booking Form.


What is the Summer Academy?

Our Employability Academy programme is aimed at young people looking to broaden their understanding of the world of work that awaits them after education. Each programme is four days long held during the summer, allowing attendees to enhance their knowledge by getting practical experience working on a project supported by local employers.

Each event is designed on a bespoke basis for every group but typically follows the following programme:

  • Day 1: Broadening Horizons – An introduction to industry and the world of work
  • Day 2: A day in Industry – A tour of a local company with practical activities and employers introducing different aspects of how businesses operate
  • Day 3: Make, Create & Innovate – A hands-on team challenge to incorporate the skills discovered on days 1 and 2, including team building and leadership challenges delivered by the Army
  • Day 4: What Employers Want & Graduation – Supported by representatives of local businesses who spend time discussing their roles and help ready our attendees for the world of work, this includes presentations and mock interviews. Programme finishes with a graduation ceremony for our participants and their families.

Our Employability Academy programme also gives you the opportunity to receive 1-1 help with you CV and interview preparation.

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