Barclays Ready To Work Platform

Barclays Ready to work is an online resource centre equipping young people with employable skills as well as Career Guidance.


Ready to Work provides learning material that will help you develop work skills, people skills, money skills and entrepreneurial skills. You can select your own learning pathway depending on your individual needs and complete the learning online using computer, tablet or mobile platforms

  • Work Skills:

In this module, you will:

  • cover important criteria to assist you in setting out to find your dream job.
  • gain insight into the work skills and tools you will need to prepare for job applications.
  • learn how to act in an interview and how to behave in a business environment.


  • People Skills

In this module, you will:

  • cover important criteria to assist you in working well with others in the workplace.
  • gain insight into applying effective workplace communication skills.
  • learn how to use your emotional intelligence to manage your emotional reactions.


  • Money Skills

In this module, you will:

  • cover important criteria to assist you in knowing how to budget your money.
  • gain insight into how to ensure your budget will enable you to achieve your goals.
  • learn important information about how using credit can work for you.


  • Entrepreneurial Skills

In this module, you will:

  • cover important criteria regarding what you need to consider when choosing to be self-employed.
  • gain insight into how to research key information regarding your marketplace.
  • learn how to ensure you have covered all areas required when you choose to start, set up and grow your own business.



The Online Career Guidance tool provides you with the opportunity to pursue the career option best suited to you by ensuring meaningful, individual and comprehensive career guidance.

How does it work?

The tool identifies your individual interests and skills to match with personality type

  • It brings these components together to highlight the most suitable career classification and links these to career options to provide career choices, facilitate meaningful career planning and direction and instantly produce an individual comprehensive career guidance report on
    • personality type
    • career orientation
    • ideal work environment
    • and most suitable jobs, with detailed job descriptions, the recommended school subjects, tertiary qualification and institutions.


To find out more and access this tool for free and own your career journey simply register as a ReadytoWork user.


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