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Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way.

With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 140,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. For further information about Barclays, please visit the website.


Ticket Donor


Macmillan Science and Education, the global publishing and technology group, is committed to pushing the frontiers of learning and discovery by providing high quality content and innovative software solutions to students, teachers and researchers.

Now, Macmillan Science and Education is partnering with Centre for London’s Connecting Tech City, which is building links between digital firms in Tech City and local young people. There is a technology skills shortage in London, with leading businesses struggling to find suitable candidates to fill the positions they have available. Macmillan Science and Education welcomes this opportunity to help talented young people gain the experience they need to forge successful careers in the technology sector.



Audi is the leading premium car brand in the UK. Its unparalleled sales success has been driven by a comprehensive portfolio of almost 50 models ranging from subcompact hatchbacks to 197mph supercars.

To sustain this lead and exemplify its philosophy of ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ or ‘Progress through Technology’, the brand has embarked on a €22 billion investment programme, mainly channelled into sustainable technologies and new products, such as the all-new TT sports car, the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid and the Q1 SUV. By 2020, this significant investment will have spawned a range extending to over 60 model types.


Universal Music UK is the UK’s leading music company and home to successful artists from across the musical spectrum. Its labels include Capitol, Decca, Fiction, Island, Polydor and Virgin EMI. Universal Music runs regular informal sessions called Utalks to give first-hand insight to young people interested in working in and around music. It also funds the EMI Music Sound Foundation, a charity which has supported music education since 1997.


EMI Music Sound Foundation (EMI MSF) is an independent music education charity, established in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of EMI Records and to improve young people’s access to music education in the UK & Ireland.

EMI MSF has now awarded over £4.8m to more than 4000 individuals, schools and music teachers towards music education and the purchase of musical instruments and equipment in total.


Ticketing Partner


Eventbrite is the world’s largest self-service ticketing platform and enables people all over the world to manage, sell and promote tickets to any sort of event. Eventbrite has processed over 170 million tickets and registrations in 187 countries worldwide, totalling more than £1.2 billion in gross ticket sales. The online event registration service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they’re attending with the people they know.

Media Partners


Apps for Good is an open-source education movement that aims to build a global generation of problem-solvers and entrepreneurs. It partners with schools across the UK to deliver the Apps for Good course to young people aged 10-18. Students find real-life issues they want to tackle and learn how best to solve them through mobile, web and social applications. In addition to learning about coding, the course is designed to boost multidisciplinary 21st century skills, including communication, teamwork and problem-solving.



Fire Tech Camp offers short, exciting tech courses to young people ages 9-17.  Its mission is to get kids and teens creating – and not just consuming – technology.  Fire Tech Camp provides resources, instructors, and a supportive, encouraging community so that young people can build amazing things. How? With coding, making, robotics, music, video games, and more.



Ignite! was set up in October 2006 to promote creativity in learning. Ignite! works with young people to reveal and develop their capacity for creativity and creative thinking. The programmes are designed to inspire people to express their curiosity and talents, and make their own connections across ideas.



Student Beans aims to make life a little more awesome for students. Every month millions of students connect with its web, mobile and social platforms for entertaining content and useful resources, all curated especially for students.

Student Beans products include SB Mag, a digital student lifestyle magazine; SB iD, a digital student card that allows individuals to get the best student discounts online and on the high street; and SB Jobs, a jobs board to help students and graduates find jobs, internships or career starting points.



Tech London Advocates is a private sector led coalition of more than 900 investors, experts and professionals from the tech sector and broader community. Advocates champion London’s potential as a world-class hub for tech and digital businesses. It strives to support London’s tech start-ups and high-growth businesses in finding new investment, new talent and continued success.




TheBigChoice.com is the complete youth careers portal for the UK, offering school leavers, students and graduates the very best in careers advice, guidance and job opportunities from top employers. TheBigChoice.com guides a community of 51,000 school leavers and 550,000 graduates and university students, to make the right careers decisions.



YouthSight is a specialist independent youth research agency, based in Shoreditch. Focusing on the decision-making decade (16-25), YouthSight has a number of techniques and strategies that unpick the decision making process; helping clients identify the priorities of young people, what influences them, and the trade-offs young people make when making decisions. We work with brands and employers to connect with the youth market and harness their creativity, authenticity and irreverence.



Young Rewired State is an independent global network of kids, aged 18 and under, who have taught themselves to programme computers. Young Rewired State introduces these children to like-minded peers at events around the world, where they use freely available open data to make websites, apps and algorithms to solve real-world challenges.