Leadership Through Sport and Business (LTSB) is a social mobility charity that prepares and supports bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into meaningful roles in accounting and technology with major firms. We make sure those at risk of under-employment find careers equal to their ambition and ability, and can contribute from their first day on the job.
We provide young people with personal and professional development to prepare them for the world of work, and we place them in accounting and digital apprenticeships with leading employers in London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.
We are a life changing charity.
We address all forms of disadvantage: personal, in terms of adverse life events; socio-economic, in terms of class boundaries or lack of social capital; and practical, in terms of preparation young people need for the working world.
Young people in the areas where we work need help to overcome a variety of barriers, lack of opportunity and often generations of unemployment. We provide them with a real chance and a helping hand to ignite their spark and to develop into well rounded members of their community and dedicated, hard working employees who can ultimately become leaders, movers and shakers.
Our candidates are capable of making a valuable contribution to an employer but they are held back by a lack of social capital and life skills. Schools do not adequately prepare them for the world of work, which is why we put so much importance on the pre-work phase of our programme.
Employers increasingly recognise the importance of recruiting young talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. 90% of our employers find that recruiting through LTSB is an effective way of finding diverse, capable young people for entry-level positions, and 83% of our employers agree that our apprentices have been a positive influence on the workplace.
We achieve fantastic results. On average, our young people start their apprenticeship earning £17,600 – this is over £10,000 more than the apprenticeship minimum. 90% of young people placed into apprenticeships in 2019 completed their first year.
Our young people have the ability to change their lives for the better. With your support, they can.