Tesco Youth Academy

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Tesco have today launched the Tesco Youth Academy, a new programme designed to help young people develop key skills for life and work.

The Tesco Youth Academy is a free, tailored, programme for 14 to 21 year olds which helps young people develop key soft skills through interactive workshops and online learning.

Developed with education experts and Tesco’s own Young People’s Panel, the Tesco Youth Academy aims to help young people develop key transferrable skills that will be valuable whatever career they pursue. The programme is based on the core skills and leadership training Tesco delivers to its own employees and includes modules on working well with others, being the best you can be, achieving your goals, building resilience and making great ideas happen.

The programme is free to use and includes lesson plans and resources suitable for use by teachers, youth workers and careers advisers as well as interactive online activities for young people. Covering skills such as teamwork, confidence, communication, motivation and problem solving, the learning materials support the teaching of careers, employability and enterprise and are flexible in that they can be delivered as an entire programme over the course of a term or year, or as individual topics in one-off lessons.

To find out more about the Tesco Youth Academy and to access the free workshop materials and online activities, please visit: http://www.tescoyouthacademy.co.uk/

To mark the launch of the Tesco Youth Academy in the UK, Tesco are encouraging colleagues and customers to share stories and advice about their first days at work by using #firstdays on social media. You can in the conversation via @tescoandsociety.