Run by in collaboration with PwC, the National Schools Employability Challenge gives young people across the country the chance to showcase their skills. By completing various online stages, which are designed to help them test their skills and develop their commercial awareness, students have the chance to show how employable they are.

Raising awareness

As the name suggests, the Challenge is based around helping young people to gain an understanding of what employability really means. By increasing their awareness of what’s required in order to become employable, entrants are giving themselves a better chance of getting hired in the future.


Developing skills

The Challenge is split into sections, in order to test different skills and give students a chance to show that they have what it takes to succeed. By completing the various stages of the Challenge, including employability quizzes and qualitative questions, students have a chance to develop their commercial-awareness.

Instant feedback

Every part of the National Schools Employability Challenge is designed to be informative and helpful for students who take part, as we also offer instant feedback on skills and areas that they need to improve. It’s not just about finding winners – it’s also about improving the employability of every student who takes part.

National final

The top ten entries from November, December, January, February and March become our employability champions and are invited to the National Final at PwC’s offices in London. This incredible experience lets them get involved in a number of testing tasks, with one lucky winner being offered to chance to undertake work experience at PwC.