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Barclays has joined forces with businesses, schools and the government in the UK to remove barriers to youth employment by launching LifeSkills.

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LifeSkills is an education programme and work-experience matching service that aims to reach one million young people in the country by 2015.

During 2013, its aim is to make 50,000 work experience opportunities available, with Barclays providing at least 6,000 opportunities and encouraging businesses of all sizes to get involved.

The programme will give teachers access to a range of free resources designed to help young people develop the skills employers most seek. Topics covered include writing a CV, managing money, and building self-confidence. After completing the modules in class or online, teachers can then match students to local work-experience opportunities.

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