eveloped in partnership with ELBA, Accenture’s Skills to Succeed Academy is a free, highly interactive, online training programme that helps young people, aged 15–24, build skills and confidence to make career choices and develop the key employability skills they need to find and sustain employment.
Launched in 2013, the Skills to Succeed Academy programme began with the goal to create a solution that provided as many young job seekers as possible with the right skills to secure and sustain employment using Accenture’s extensive technology and learning expertise. By summer 2016 the training had been used by more than 40,000 learners.
Spanning three courses and 36 modules of bite-sized gamified learning, the Academy offers users access to professional networks, high quality careers advice and insight from real employers. Using performance simulations, jobseekers are able to ‘practice’ key skills like interview techniques and receive instant feedback and coaching. You can find a video introduction here.
The training is free to use. To access CV, interview and application support along with a host of other 20-30 minute bite-sized modules please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an access code and any support you need from ELBA’s employment team.
“The two new curricula: "Staying in Work" and "You & Your Career" are wholly complementary to "Getting a Job," and unique to the Skills to Succeed Academy. While there are a plethora of courses helping young jobseekers find work, programmes around sustaining employment and how to develop a career—especially in a challenging economic climate—are hard to find and do well. The Skills to Succeed Academy does it better than ‘well.’”
“Based on what I learned in the Skills to Succeed Academy course, I completely reformatted my CV which generated more interest and probably got me a place on the assessment day.”
“The training was a real eye opener; it has motivated me to get more experience and get out there.”