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Life Skills is a unique youth career and development programme, delivered by the British Council and sponsored by HSBC.

The initiative aims to develop the career prospects of young people aged 18–30 who are unemployed and not in education, or who wish to make a positive change in their career pathway and carve out a better future.

Two-month paid internships

Two rounds of paid internships will be organised throughout Greece. Participants will:

  • develop new skills
  • benefit from networking opportunities
  • gain work experience and enrich their CVs
  • meet with professionals from the social enterprise sector and from businesses with a social footprint.

Interns will also have the opportunity to take part in Start-up Bootcamps along with representatives from their internship host company and jointly design products or services, further expanding their co-operation.

The programme allows us to support young people by providing them with access to jobs so that they can build a better future.

Apply for an internship

Are you aged 18–30 and interested in a paid internship at one of the organisations participating in the second cycle of our Life Skills programme? Read the call for expressions of interest (PDF, 124 kb) and the internship descriptions (PDF, 590 kb), and apply by Wednesday 14 September 2022.

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Are you 18 to 30 years old and in search of your professional identity? Then take part in one of our workshops!

Through our educational workshops, participants will have the opportunity to explore the process of transition they are undergoing; understand their skills, experiences and interests; broaden their understanding of the concept of the social economy and – ultimately – map out a personal and professional development plan.

The workshops are experiential, free of charge and are delivered both face-to-face and online.

More than 1,700 young people from all over Greece will benefit from the workshop programme.

Dates to be announced.

Start-up Bootcamps

We will also also host a series of Start-up Bootcamps, where participants be immersed in a stimulating environment characterised by a spirit of co-operation and innovation with other young people with fresh ideas.

Participants will have the opportunity to work together in teams, gain knowledge and compete against each other. They will collaborate and try to find entrepreneurial solutions to social issues with the ultimate goal of making an overall positive contribution to society.

They will share their ideas with professionals from the social enterprise sector and receive practical assistance on how to realise them.

About Life Skills

Life Skills aspires to make a real impact on Greek society by promoting employment in social enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a social impact as an alternative and inclusive career choice and as a means of tackling youth unemployment.

The programme will be carried out through two rounds of paid internships in social enterprises or enterprises with a social footprint throughout Greece.

The programme will also host a series of training workshops and Start-up Bootcamps, which will provide participants with the opportunity to develop their skills and put their business ideas into practice.

At the end of the two-year programme (October 2021–September 2023), participants will have gained employability and career skills, access to jobs and the ability to plan for a brighter future, as well as make a real positive impact on their communities.


For further information, please contact Vangelis Kravvaritis:

Telephone 210 3692 361
Email Vangelis.Kravvaritis@britishcouncil.gr