Business, Career & Money Management Workshops

2020 Dreams Business, Career & Money Management workshops prepare young people for the ‘real’ world of work, helping them to become participating citizens who contribute to the UK economy. Unfortunately, many of the young adults we work with have come from households and communities with a poor work ethic and, as a consequence, they lack the skills and motivation needed for securing and holding down work.

Choose from a Range of Business, Career & Money Workshops

2019-06-25T11:12:33+00:00

Financial Responsibility & Budgeting Workshop

Our money & budget workshop will fill in some of those gaps by providing hands-on experience of finances.

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2019-06-25T10:47:53+00:00

Enterprise Workshop

Our Enterprise Workshop helps both teenagers and young adults to develop a positive attitude and work ethic.

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Recent Customer Testimonials

Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice! All three sessions (Contraception, Sex & Making Better Choices and Gang Awareness) were really well run and very valuable to our students. As I was walking around I could see all students were fully engaged and having lots of fun. Staff commented on how engaged students were during the workshops and we would most certainly love to have your team back again!

Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

H. Chidlow, Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-18T12:53:06+00:00

H. Chidlow, Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London
Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice! All three sessions (Contraception, Sex & Making Better Choices and Gang Awareness) were really well run and very valuable to our students. As I was walking around I could see all students were fully engaged and having lots of fun. Staff commented on how engaged students were during the workshops and we would most certainly love to have your team back again!
The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well. The facilitator was incredibly engaging, he was able to hold the students’ attention very easily and there was a great balance of humour and seriousness. I’ve had really positive feedback from the students already, they have learned so much but don’t feel overwhelmed with facts and figures and it wasn’t death by PowerPoint. We would be delighted to invite 2020 Dreams back.

Harrow School, Boarding, London

P. Kearney, Harrow School, Boarding, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-18T12:45:26+00:00

P. Kearney, Harrow School, Boarding, London

Harrow School, Boarding, London
The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well. The facilitator was incredibly engaging, he was able to hold the students’ attention very easily and there was a great balance of humour and seriousness. I’ve had really positive feedback from the students already, they have learned so much but don’t feel overwhelmed with facts and figures and it wasn’t death by PowerPoint. We would be delighted to invite 2020 Dreams back.
Our Y10 Head of Year, Ariana Oliver, said the following: The Sex Education workshop was great and he had 84 pupils to present to. The facilitator was engaging and informative. The pupils learnt a lot from him and he was able to make them feel and ease to ask questions about sex and relationships.

V. Vali, North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-20T07:58:01+00:00

V. Vali, North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead

Our Y10 Head of Year, Ariana Oliver, said the following: The Sex Education workshop was great and he had 84 pupils to present to. The facilitator was engaging and informative. The pupils learnt a lot from him and he was able to make them feel and ease to ask questions about sex and relationships.
Thanks again for the great workshops over the past few days. The feedback from students and staff for both Sex & Making Better Decisions and the Consent workshops, has been fantastic!

T. Mansell, Barnsley College, Barnsley

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-21T07:33:43+00:00

T. Mansell, Barnsley College, Barnsley

Thanks again for the great workshops over the past few days. The feedback from students and staff for both Sex & Making Better Decisions and the Consent workshops, has been fantastic!
Thank you for providing the Contraception Workshop, the sessions went very well students were very engaged and the session lead was very approachable and knowledgeable.

Mr F de Fabiani, Director of Character Education and Well-being, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-21T07:38:48+00:00

Mr F de Fabiani, Director of Character Education and Well-being, London

Thank you for providing the Contraception Workshop, the sessions went very well students were very engaged and the session lead was very approachable and knowledgeable.
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About our Business, Career & Money Management Workshops

2020 Dreams Business, Career & Money Management workshops prepare young people for the ‘real’ world of work, helping them to become participating citizens who contribute to the UK economy and ease the pressure on the welfare state

Unfortunately, many of the young adults we work with have come from households and communities with a poor work ethic and, as a consequence, they lack the skills and motivation needed for securing and holding down work.

The 2020 Dreams project aims to change the attitude and outlook of these young people with informative, engaging and constructive workshops on enterprise, job searching, CV writing, interview techniques and money management.

We use a combination of tailor-made workshops and committed, mature facilitators to tackle the business, career and money issues most relevant to the youth of today, in a way which commands attention.

All 2020 Dreams workshops are risk-assessed, and every facilitator holds a recent enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check. We can provide workshops anywhere in the UK and can adapt them to fit your unique circumstances.

As well as schools, we regularly work with young offenders, PRUs, charities, mental health units, Local Authorities and Special Educational Needs services.

Enterprising Workshops

Successful business people such as James Dyson, Sir Alan Sugar and Oprah Winfrey have demonstrated that you don’t have to have a privileged upbringing to be successful in business; in fact, 2020 Dreams believe that any young person, regardless of past or present difficulties, should have the opportunity to learn the skills and develop the habits of entrepreneurship.

We work with schools, colleges, universities, Local Authorities, youth groups and other institutions to introduce children and young adults to the fundamental skills and personal qualities needed to be successful in businesses and other enterprises such as community projects. These skills include creating ideas; spotting gaps in the market; market research; naming and branding; marketing; calculations and cost forecasts; business plans and fundraising.

Interactive role-play scenarios give students experience in areas such as dealing with conflict, pitching ideas and making sound career choices, while open forum debates encourage constructive criticism of business plans and strategies. Some workshops include motivating presentations from successful young entrepreneurs.

CV Writing Workshops

In today’s competitive economy, young people need all the help they can get to secure rewarding work. The CV is a job applicant’s self-marketing document and needs to be as compact, comprehensive, well-structured and neatly presented as possible.

2020 Dreams CV Writing workshops provide a thorough analysis of the CV, starting with an overview of the job application process and the importance of the CV within it. Students are taught how to evaluate their experiences and distill the skills and achievements that will present them in the best light.

They will learn how to structure a CV, including using templates to save time, how to set out education and career information and how to present the final document, both for online and manual submissions. Students will also learn how to compose an effective cover letter and to prepare for an interview, and they will also be given the chance to bring up any questions.

Interview Techniques

2020 Dreams Interview Techniques workshops are an invaluable tool for introducing young people to the interview process and maximising their chances of securing employment. The workshops are particularly useful for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, who may not have picked up the necessary personal and communication skills needed to impress prospective employers.

Topics covered by the workshops include understanding employee and employer expectations; carrying out company and industry research; the importance of preparation; different interview formats; dress, grooming and interview etiquette and the benefit of asking questions.

Role-plays provide a useful rehearsal for a live interview, while open forum discussions enable young people to talk about previous interview experiences and explore how they can sell themselves more effectively.

Job Search Workshops

Searching for work may seem to be a straightforward activity for some people, but for those who are inexperienced, lacking in confidence or relatively unskilled the process can be incredibly frustrating, particularly the longer the search goes on.

2020 Dreams Job Search workshops help young people to assess their own skills, interests, strengths and qualifications; identify a job/career or industry they are interested in and create a workable strategy to maximise their chances of finding work.

Students will also be introduced to the benefits system for unemployed people including how to fulfil their responsibilities to ensure they receive their payments. The workshops will also cover the psychological side of job-seeking, helping young people to stay positive, maintain their motivation and persevere in the face of disappointment.

Money Management / Budgeting

Budgeting may seem a simple concept to the financially astute, but many young people go through life struggling to manage their finances, landing themselves with debt problems. 2020 Dreams Money Management/Budgeting workshops teach students how to take stock of their financial situation and get back in control of their spending.

Topics covered include the definition of budgeting; keeping records and completing a budget sheet; identifying priority expenses (rent, mortgage, council tax, food, etc.); separating wants from needs; accessing financial support and smart shopping.

Course attendees will also learn about the banking system; lending and borrowing; interest rates and credit as well as the implications of not tackling debt (for example a poor credit rating, bankruptcy, bailiffs, eviction and repossession).