I am passionate about building a new programme for school- and college-leavers aged 18+.

Thriva has 4 primary aims for young people:

To help you discover who you really are
To inspire you to find or create work that you care about
To equip you with key tools and skills for the 21st century
To empower you to live a healthy, balanced life

A 6-month programme, it hopes to achieve the above through:

– A 6-month placement (paid) at an exciting startup or SME*
– An innovative monthly development programme
– Mentorship & coaching

*What businesses do we work with? 3 main criteria:

  • Mission-led
  • Good culture (friendly people and a nice place to work)
  • Businesses which offer a valuable experience for HeadStarters (i.e. doing actual projects, working on real stuff – not photocopying or making coffee!)

Thriva HQ and Thriva’s host businesses will both be London-based.

The 1st Thriva cohort will run from January to July 2017. There will also be a 3-week mini-programme running in July 2016. To find out more and register your interest, visit us at:

You can email me about the programme, at:, or follow us on Twitter @ThrivaProgramme

If you’re interested, you can also take a look at my other current projects.