Calling Young People to join a National Youth Panel!
Are you aged 16-25 and living in the UK?
Do you want to represent the voice of young people on the challenges of moving from school to work?
Are you interested in making a difference to young people’s education?
If yes, help to shape a School-to-Work (S2W) programme for schools across the UK!
Tell me more!
Research based on the views of 1,500 16-21 year-olds said that many young people do not feel they have the right skills, training and experiences to get the jobs they want. To help change this, organisations want to introduce a School-to-Work (S2W) programme in schools across the UK to ensure young people are fully equipped with the information and skills they need to successfully move from school into work.
Young people need to be at the heart of shaping the S2W programme and so a National Youth Panel is being set-up supported by the BBC, Chartered Management Institute, Developing the Young Workforce North East Scotland, EY Foundation, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations to ensure that the voice of young people is heard on S2W issues.
What will I be doing?
As a member of the National Youth Panel your commitment will require approximately 8-10 hours/month and will involve:
- Monthly calls with the other National Youth Panel members and meetings in person at least once a year
- Working with representatives from the business, education and social sectors to provide a youth perspective on S2W syllabus proposals
- Providing reaction to news items related to S2W issues
- Representing the National Youth Panel at external events.
The deadline to apply is 2 June 2017.
For further information and details on how to apply to become a member, please find further information attached below.