The skills needed to succeed in real life and in work are often different to those taught in exams and classroom situations, yet young people are often told that passing exams are the only route to a career. We wanted to share real-life advice from people who've been there, done that, and got the t-shirt to show that there are many ways to achieve your goals.

We helped 1553 young people into work and training last year - YOU could be next!

We believe:

  1. Traditional education is not the only route to a successful career
  2. School isn't one-size-fits-all
  3. Some valuable life skills can't be taught in a classroom or tested in an exam
  4. Sport is a great way to learn valuable life and work skills, and get fit for work

To provide support and motivation to young people around this years' exam results, we asked people to share their best advice in the form of "Things I wish I learnt at school".  The campaign features YouTuber vloggers, Corporate Partners such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch and State Street, Street League graduates and staff and celebrity ambassadors including Laurent Koscielny and Max Rushden

Watch the 'Things I wish I learnt at school' video here:

About Street League

Street League helps unemployed 16-24 year-olds get into work, training, apprenticeships and further education. 

At Street League, you can play sport every day, and learn the key skills you need to get a job and get paid. It’s not about having mad football skills or dancing like Beyonce, it’s about having the determination to move into work (and having fun at the same time!).

More info about our programmes:

Our programmes



How to sign-up to Street League:

  1. Check your eligibility (aged 16-24 and unemployed, living in the UK)
  2. Find a programme near you (locations)
  3. Register your interest or refer a friend
  4. Attend a taster session