Many children in the UK never get the chance to succeed simply because they were born poor.

Developing their essential skills can be the key difference between a child’s failure and success in life.

Making The Leap have been developing essential skills for almost 30 years. We have supported 66,550 young people since 2011.


hours delivered to school children in 2020, in 26 schools across London


said they now understand the importance of having the right attitude towards work


of Making The Leap Fellows achieve career opportunities within 6 months of our workshop

We believe all young people should develop the skills and mind-set that will lift them out of poverty – but we can’t achieve this alone. Give a child their very first experience of a work interview

Success Stories


  At my previous workplace, my manager would rarely, if ever, have time to meet with me and give feedback on my work. This led to me becoming more detached from the work I was doing and greatly impacted the enjoyment I felt from my workplace. When I joined the Virtual...


  Prior to joining Making The Leap, I was a recent graduate who struggled greatly with finding a job – particularly because the pandemic had crippled the job market. I also had extreme difficulties during interviews because I suffered from a stutter. I quickly...


  A success story in the style of a poem from Paraag, one of our Fellows who graduated in July 2020:   It was the summer of 2018 I thought I achieved my dream,  Where after seven years of struggle, I got my degree!!  An Accounting and Management BSc,  Graded...

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We want to say a massive thank you to the volunteers from @HSBC_UK who delivered a great mock interview session earlier this week. Something that can be an often-daunting experience, this session helped prepare our young people with these crucial skills. 👏

About 3 hours ago from Making The Leap's Twitter via Twitter Web App

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