Over the Summer Holidays Sixth Form Student Ben Clements from Prior Park College attended the 2015 McKinsey Leadership Academy at Wellington College in Berkshire.
They were selected following a rigorous application process, competing with students from over 250 schools in the UK and Ireland for a place on this prestigious programme.
The residential brought together 100 young people with McKinsey & Company management consultants and Future Foundations coaches for an intensive programme of workshops, presentations, challenges and one-to-one mentoring.
The Academy enables participants from across the UK and Ireland to learn about leadership by working in small teams in a fun informal atmosphere, giving them a toolkit of approaches and an action plan for the coming year.
The McKinsey Leadership Academy is offered and funded by McKinsey & Company, a world-leading management consultancy firm who work with companies, governments and not-for-profit organisations to help them tackle their biggest challenges.
The programme is run in partnership with Future Foundations, an award winning training provider whose programmes inspire young people to achieve their full potential and become leaders in their own lives and in society.
Ben commented: “I was given a fantastic chance and I left the Academy feeling ready to take action and make a difference in my community.”