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Partnership Day 2022: A celebration of collective impact

May saw our first in-person Skills Builder Partnership Day for three years. It was fantastic to meet so many of our 800 partners, to hear inspiring examples of how they are using and building on the Skills Builder approach, and to share our ambition to collectively deliver 10 million high quality opportunities to boost essential skills by 2025. I hope that the Partnership feels re-energised for the next year!

We even had some guest appearances from international partners in India and the Czech Republic, as well as virtual attendees from some of the other ten countries currently using the Skills Builder approach.

Thanks go to our many brilliant speakers, as well as all of the partners who shared their experience, insights and ideas in workshops. Thanks too to Allen & Overy for hosting us so generously.

It was a day where our mission to ensure that everyone builds the essential skills to succeed felt entirely within our reach.

Catch up on the day

In case you missed the day, or if you want to experience it all over again, you can watch clips of the speaker sessions below. We’ve added subheadings and timestamps so that you can jump to the bits that seem most relevant to you. Make sure to also keep an eye on our social media, where we’ll be sharing key quotes and clips from our sessions.

Welcome to Partnership Day 2022

Welcome from James Partridge at Allen & Overy

Essential skills across a lifetime - Kirstie Donnelly, CEO, City & Guilds

Update on the Partnership

Essential skills in global contexts

Case study videos from India and the Czech Republic

Panel discussion - Anne Bamford, UNESCO World Scholar, Jo Owen, Founding Chair, STiR, Darren Coyle, Principle Consultant, British Council


Adam Judson, Central and Bothal Primary School

Alison McGrandles, Teddington Secondary School

Suba Dickerson, HCUC, and Tom Elliot, Heathrow

Ian Browne, Lloyds Banking Group

Rebecca Leake, Linklaters

Workshop: Embedding essential skills into recruitment and staff development with AKW and Amey