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Providing opportunity for young people to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.

Since 2018, our Springboard programme has given young people from all backgrounds access to work experience, mentorship, and support from our diverse teams of experts. Working together in small groups, the students devise ingenious, technology-led solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Springboard has now provided more than 300 young people in the UK and the US with an opportunity to experience consulting, develop essential skills, and find innovative ways to speed progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); the 17 global targets to promote peace and prosperity while protecting our environment.

Ingenious solutions devised by student teams have ranged from nutrient packed infant formulas to decrease child mortality to a ceramic water filtration device for areas affected by humanitarian disasters.

PA Springboard programme: Supporting young people through meaningful work experience
I thought it was an incredible and unforgettable experience which gave me many different life skills I can carry with me into work and higher education.”
I absolutely loved every minute! As each day went by I felt a boost in my confidence and now have a much clearer understanding of the world of work.”
Throughout the week, I was able to find out more about what consulting actually is and what a career in it could look like. Not only that, I was able to meet so many fantastic people and make friends that l remain in contact with after the programme was completed.”
Springboard has really thrown a spanner in the works. I thought I wanted to be a journalist and now I just really want to be a consultant.”
It really opened my eyes to the ways of problem-solving. I will be able to then use these skills in other parts of my life.”
United States

Our 2023 partners

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Social Mobility Foundation
The SMF is a national charity providing opportunities to young people from low-income backgrounds.
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Breakthrough New York
Our goal is to create leaders who break the cycle of poverty in their families and effect positive change in their communities.
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Northglenn High School, Denver
With problem-based learning, our STEM students are tasked with real-world problems to tackle through a transdisciplinary lens.
Form the Future
Form the Future help young people find their route through education into employment, and provide employers access to their future talent.

Awards and accredidations

Skills Builder Partnership
Our Springboard programme has been awarded Level 2 accreditation by the Skills Builder Partnership

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