The Talent Foundry

The Talent Foundry logo wideThe Talent Foundry is an education charity dedicated to opening the doors of opportunity to young people across the country. They do this by working with some of the most challenged schools in the country, offering their pupils opportunities and experiences that help them to develop employability skills and build their confidence.

Since 2009, they have delivered a range of programmes designed to help young people to fulfil their potential. Their mission is to ensure that enriching activities are within the reach of all young people in the UK, regardless of background or the school they attend.

They aim to help pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds develop new skills, grow in confidence, learn to work as a team, and discover hidden talents and interests. The programmes help equip them with core skills, such as numeracy, communication, resilience and technological fluency, which are valued in the workplace and will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Funded entirely through the support of the private sector, The Talent Foundry works with schools across the country to make a difference to the lives – and futures – of young people who need that extra help.

We are delighted to count the Trust as a client and have recently worked on a project to improve the efficiency of their accounting function. Efficiency of course is critical to not-for-profit organisations, so we have introduced an online accounting system that has been designed to their particular needs and will help to ensure that no time is spent on unnecessary administration.

Amy Leonard, Chief Executive said,

We have greatly enjoyed working with Goodman Jones over the last few years – they have a freshness of approach and fully understand our raison d’etre. The Trust now works with nearly 900 state secondary schools from across the UK, working with tens of thousands of young people and their teachers each year; the new accounting system provides effective and efficient support to our operating model and allows us to focus on our frontline activity.

Every year, The Talent Foundry organises a “Mentoring Expedition” – an outward bound trip involving groups of sixth-formers being paired with corporate teams and completing the challenge together, whilst forming strong mentoring relationships. Following successful expeditions to Kilimanjaro in 2013 and the Three Peaks earlier this year, the Trust is now inviting companies to get involved in their 2015 trip to Machu Pichu in Peru. If you’d like to take part, get in touch via

If you’d like to find out about the Trust more generally do visit their website

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