McKinsey Leadership Academy 2014

By January 14, 2014 Current Projects

The Leadership Academy launches with a 2 day, all expenses paid residential course for 100 selected student leaders from across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. You’ll be connected with like-minded peers, enabling you to build strong networks and friendships through ongoing reunions.

McKinsey & Company is a world-leading management consultancy, working with companies, governments and not-for-profit organisations to help them tackle their biggest challenges. Their clients are leaders in business and public life who come to McKinsey for new ideas, global knowledge and in-depth analysis. McKinsey help them assess what they do and how they do it, so they can make lasting improvements. People who join McKinsey join a global network of leaders who will help them pursue their passions and build rewarding careers.

The Year 12 McKinsey Leadership Academy

When:  17th-18th July 2014
Where: Wellington College, Berkshire

This programme is delivered by McKinsey staff and Future Foundations at one of the country’s leading independent schools – Wellington College. It will be a real opportunity to develop your leadership skills, meet like-minded young leaders from across the country and to be mentored by McKinsey staff and Future Foundations coaches.

Why you should apply for the Academy

  • Learn about leadership. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a new toolkit of approaches and an action plan to help you be more effective as a leader.
  • Build career skills. We’ll give you practical advice to help you make the most of future career opportunities. We’ll also highlight experiences to seek out now and at university that could open doors in the future.
  • Be part of a wider network. You’ll meet high performing students from other colleges and so starting to build your own personal network. In summer 2013 we’ll invite you back to catch up and share progress.

You’ll also have the chance to enter a competition for a McKinsey leadership award. Over the next few years, we will stay in touch to update you on events and opportunities.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for bright, motivated students with the potential to be future leaders. You need not have held ‘formal’ roles such as prefect or sports captain. We believe leadership is about having the drive and intellectual curiosity to tackle tough challenges, plus the ability to help others do their best.

You must be a Year 12 student in a UK or Irish school or college studying for at least 3 A levels (or equivalent) and capable of applying to a selective university. It doesn’t matter what subjects you are taking or what career you have in mind.

We’re interested in students who can demonstrate:

  • An excellent track record of academic and other achievements
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Personal initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Impact

Application period

The application period is currently open and will close on Tuesday 8 April 2014. Please visit the McKinsey website for more information

For teachers

If you are a teacher and would like to learn more about how to offer this opportunity to your Year 12 students, please contact Van at vanaka.chhem-kieth@future-foundations.co.uk or on 020 34 32 34 50

An opportunity not to be missed

The knowledge, skills, relationships and experience you will gain on the Leadership Academy can open up opportunities you may not be able to imagine today. For more information about what McKinsey & Company do and the opportunities they offer, please visit www.mckinsey.com.

Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • Mr Keita says:

    Dear Van,

    I would like to know if you offered the same programme to year 10 students because I strongly believe that you do not know that reaching the youth at that stage is far too late because some of us are ready and feel that our talents are being put on hold when I know our energy at this time is at its peak.
    Please let me know.

    Best regards,

    Malick Keita

    • Steph Burns says:

      Dear Mr Keita,

      Thank you for your message, we agree and that’s why we run programmes for schools from Year 7 upwards. If a school approaches us we can run a programme specifically for them

      The McKinsey Leadership programme is only for Year 12 and this age is selected by McKinsey as they fund the programme.

      Let us know if you have any further questions .

      Kind regards,

      Steph