Barclays work in partnership with Nasscom Foundation-Global Talent Track (NF-GTT) in India in an employability programme to reach out to young people in colleges, engineering institutes and other campuses to provide them with soft skills training through the Barclays LifeSkills online portal.
The training equips and prepares the young people for their transition from school to work, giving them an added advantage when applying for jobs and eventually gaining employment.
In 2016 alone, this partnership has trained close to 70,000 young people with many successfully securing jobs after the training.
Anupama Nair was one of the graduates from the NF-GTT employability programme supported by Barclays. She used to struggle with public speaking despite her academic achievement in Engineering making it difficult for her to express herself well in interviews. Through the LifeSkills training, she was equipped with proper techniques and skills helping her to overcome her fear of speaking in front of a crowd and was able to ace her interview, securing a job with Amazon India.
In Anupama’s words: “After the Barclays LifeSkills training, my confidence has increased and on the basis of this training was able to crack my interview. This is a great platform and I am thankful to NF-GTT and Barclays. I have already recommended the programme to all my juniors in the college to attend, without fail.”