The Facework Group has a mission to radically transform the way young people are equipped for the changing world of work.
We work with young people in the UK and around the world and focus on the employability skills needed in a post-Covid world.
We help young people to navigate the world of work, equipping them to see the opportunities and many pathways that are open to them.
We support young people develop their self-awareness, their confidence and their capacity to make informed decisions about what they want to do as they transition from education to work.
We co-design programmes with young people which give them opportunities to build their skills, hone their character strengths and engage in experiences that act as a launchpad for what they might do next.
We invite young people to become active Agents of Change and support their peers in the journey through them running youth-driven programmes such as Facework Chapters.
We want to treat young people not as consumers of training programmes, but content creators and agents of change.
We train young people to lead in the design and delivery of employability training and enterprise hubs.
We help young people discover the importance of finding work with purpose and meaning, gain confidence and create authentic and impactful resources and become advocates for their peers.
The way we think about employment and careers is often outdated, misleading and unhelpful to young people.
Talking, watching, and listening to others is one of the most effective ways to understand work and options.
Facework Conversations brings employed and those under-employed together to mentor, support, and share stories.
Schools don’t prepare young people for the world of work very well.
In part this is because they focus on academic skills, but mastering soft skills and developing character strengths is the key to unlocking personal confidence and finding the right job.
We have 25 Facework Challenges to help you get good at these skills. Are you up for the Challenge?
Facework Chapters are run by a trained group of young people who run a mutual support group for others in their school, town or workplace.
We provide the scaffolding, they build the employability training activities that can then be cascaded to other local schools and organisations in an area.
Currently we are establishing chapters in India.
There are lots of soft-skills which are crucial to success in work and in life generally.
At Facework we focus on just five families of skills which we believe all employers need staff to be good at, through our STEPS programme.