On the 10th and 11th July Eleanor attended the 2015 McKinsey Leadership Academy at Wellington College in Berkshire.
She was selected following a rigorous application process, competing with students from over 250 schools in the UK and Ireland for a place on this prestigious training programme.
The two day residential brought together 100 high-achieving Year 12 students with McKinsey & Company professionals and Future Foundations facilitators for an intensive programme of experiential workshops, presentations, challenges and one-to-one mentoring.
The Academy enables participants from across the UK and Ireland to learn about leadership by working in small teams in a fun informal atmosphere, giving them a toolkit of approaches and an action plan for the coming year.
Over the next 10 months Eleanor will be supported by McKinsey to design and run a personal leadership project which impacts her community. She will be invited to return to Wellington College for a graduate reunion next year and given the chance to win a scholarship and work experience at the firm’s London offices.
The McKinsey Leadership Academy is funded by McKinsey & Company, a world-leading management consultancy firm who work with companies, governments and not-for-profit organisations to help them tackle their biggest challenges.
The programme is run in partnership with Future Foundations, an award winning training provider whose programmes inspire young people to achieve their full potential and become leaders in their own lives and in society.
Future Foundations’ are currently recruiting students aged 15-17 to participate in Global Social Leaders between 8th-19th August 2016. This is a transformational 12 day residential for young people from across the world who are driven to make social change on a global scale. Meet young leaders, exchange ideas, learn different leadership models and plan a project to make a positive impact in your local community. For more information about GSL and to apply for 2016 visit the FF website.