Skip to main content

Talk About the Future

Talk The Talk is a charity providing staff and students with a range of practical oracy workshops – all delivered by professional experts and qualified teachers, especially trained in the use of oracy as an educational tool. In partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation, schools in London and Essex on the Achievement Award scheme can receive a subsidy of 50% off their Year 12 Talk About the Future programme.

Are your students ready to move on?

Leaving school to enter the world of work, further training or education is both an exciting and daunting time. The prospect of independence is often overwhelming.

The whole day workshop Talk About The Future supports students preparing to leave school or college by developing the competencies needed to take this next step with confidence and a positive mindset. This school workshop contains meaningful activities meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Workshop Aims:

  • Identifying employability skills
  • Developing interview skills
  • Nurturing presentation skills
  • Improving connections with employers
  • Boosting self-esteem


 Excellent communication with students – relatable and friendly. A great balance between discussion and feedback with lots of enthusiasm and participation. Students now beginning to consider their future prospects with clear facts.
– Mossbourne Community School, Hackney

What does this workshop involve?

This workshop is aimed at students who are either in their final year of secondary school or in Sixth Form – with a focus on improving their connections with employers, colleges and universities. In partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation, schools in London and Essex on the Achievement Award scheme can receive a subsidy of 50% off their Year 12 Talk About the Future programme.

At the end of this workshop students will be able to keep their workbook which will assist them in creating their first CV, completing their UCAS application and preparing for upcoming interviews.


During the workshop students will:

  • Talk about their life experiences and translate these into a defined set of unique skills
  • Talk about their plans for moving on – and how confident they feel about this
  • Learn about preparing for an interview and appropriate communication during an interview
  • Prepare a set of open questions and undergo mock interviews, both as interviewer and interviewee
  • Explore the impact and necessity of personal anecdotes within the interview situation
  • Prepare for and undergo a mock interview with their trainer and peers


Students are highly engaged and are learning a lot of good skills. Pace is good and the sessions progress well. The trainer is obviously vastly experienced with training school children. Excellent.
– Prendergast Ladywell School, Lewisham

After the workshop:

Receive a personal Impact Report reporting progress across 3 measures and based on student self-assessment during the workshop.

Access our free online follow-up support – online video based lessons and classroom resources – to help you embed the skills and confidence in the weeks after the workshops.

Visit Their Website

Join the Scheme!

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are required for our website to operate and include items such as whether or not to display this pop-up box or your session when logging in to the website. These cookies cannot be disabled.


We use 3rd party services such as Google Analytics to measure the performance of our website. This helps us tailor the site content to our visitors needs.


From time to time, we may use cookies to store key pieces of information to make our site easier for you to use. Examples of this are remembering selected form options to speed up future uses of them. These cookies are not necessary for the site to work, but may enhance the browsing experience.


We may use advertising services that include tracking beacons to allow us to target our visitors with specific adverts on other platforms such as search or social media. These cookies are not required but may improve the services we offer and promote.

Change Settings

Welcome. You can control how we use cookies and 3rd party services below

Change Settings Accept
Learn how we use cookies