The Five Pillars
- Charterhouse 10 Transferable Skills
- Life Hacks
- Entrepreneurial Mindset
- Understanding the World of Work
- Personal Brand Development
|10 Transferable Skills|
While academic knowledge remains essential, developing an evolving suite of transferable skills will be equally crucial for the future world of work. We provide a blend of formal teaching and hands-on challenges to develop essential skills such as critical thinking, communication, problem-solving and teamworking. These skills are the backbone of future success, empowering pupils to embrace opportunities and tackle challenges with confidence, irrespective of their chosen career paths.
At Charterhouse we deliver a range of sessions specifically targeted at both understanding
and developing specific skills. These are further enhanced through content in our academic courses and co-curricular programmes.
Skills development continues in the workplace long after a Charterhouse education ends. We lay the foundation for this by ensuring that pupils understand the concept of transferable skills, the need to continually evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses in relation to job requirements, and how best to build new skills where needed.
Increasing professional and personal effectiveness
The FutureU programme goes beyond career development and delves into life skills that contribute to overall success and fulfilment. Workshops on time management, self-awareness, networking strategies, email management, managing stress, and financial literacy (professional and personal) are among the many life hacks that FutureU offers.
Equipped with these practical skills, pupils will be ready to navigate the challenges of adulthood and make well-informed decisions for their personal and professional growth.
A mindset that cultivates innovators
Having an entrepreneurial mindset is about much more than having the drive to begin your own business – we see it as a way of thinking that fosters innovation, resilience, and creative problem-solving.
The Charterhouse Entrepreneurship Diploma (CED) is a key component of our FutureU programme in the Sixth-Form. We are the first UK school to offer a professional diploma accredited by the ‘Institute of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise’ (IOEE), providing our pupils with the opportunity to gain a level 3 professional qualification in Applied Entrepreneurship, alongside their A Levels or International Baccalaureate courses.
In a first for Charterhouse, the CED will have a blended delivery, mixing teaching, case-studies and AI learning. An entrepreneurial mindset and the skills associated with it will benefit all pupils, irrespective of their future plans. The addition of AI learning is a particularly significant innovation. Providing our teenagers with an initial framework for how to begin working effectively with AI will be of huge significance in the years ahead.
Sandip Patel, Head of Entrepreneurship at Charterhouse
'I have no idea what I want to do? 'What is work?' 'How do you ensure that you are employable?'
FutureU helps to answer these questions, and many more. Each year we provide a series of lectures, seminars, workshops, 1:1 advice and networking opportunities that bring pupils face-to-face with industry professionals, successful alumni, and renowned experts.
These connections offer invaluable insights into career opportunities. From guest speakers sharing their personal journey to networking evenings with our alumni and parents, pupils will gain a deeper understanding of their prospective career paths, supporting them to make informed decisions about their future.
How to stand out from the crowd
In the digital age, personal branding plays a pivotal role in future career success. FutureU recognises this importance and offers guidance on crafting an authentic personal brand. From optimising LinkedIn profiles to body language, the art of networking and creating impactful CVs, pupils will learn how to showcase their strengths, accomplishments, and unique qualities effectively. Building a compelling and authentic personal brand will set pupils apart from the competition and provide access to exciting opportunities.
Who you are also matters - that is why we live every element of School-life through our 5 core values of perseverance, responsibility, moral-courage, open-mindedness, kindness. Everything at Charterhouse begins with kindness. Understanding our own personal values can have a profound impact on individuals within a professional setting too.