Words for Work

Words for Work

Words for Work gives young people from disadvantaged backgrounds the communication skills they need to be successful in the workplace.

Words for Work

About the programme

Research shows that young people entering the workplace often lack the speaking and listening skills to communicate successfully. Through Words for Work we help young people understand the link between success at school and later in life, and encourage them to widen their aspirations.

Volunteers from the local community work with students through a variety of activities designed to improve communication skills, sharing their knowledge of employment and the workplace.

Get involved


If you are interested in running Words for Work in your school, please join our waiting list.

Apply here. 


Local business volunteers from a wide range of professions and industries can take part in Words for Work. 

Register here.

Corporate partners

Corporate partners play a significant role in supporting Words for Work, funding the project in local schools, hosting visits at their sites and providing volunteers. 

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Who does Words for Work help?

Words for Work has numerous benefits for people across local communities:

  • Students

    Words for Work helps students to adapt their communication skills to suit the workplace, boosting their future employment prospects.

  • Schools

    Students’ confidence and speaking skills are improved through working with local business volunteers.

  • Businesses

    Words for Work enables businesses to contribute directly to their future workforce and can form a part of CSR activity.

  • Employees

    Through working with young people, Words for Work helps employees build their coaching skills, helping to improve communication at work.

Success stories

Read more about how Words for Work has impacted students, schools and businesses.