Apply for a job shadow trip to Brussels!

  • Leaders-for-a-Day is a unique one-day job shadow initiative organized by JA Europe with AT&T as this year’s main sponsor
  • Young people who have benefited from entrepreneurship education are invited to apply

Apply for a job shadow trip to Brussles HERE!

Eligibility criteria:

  • Entrepreneurial Skills Pass holder
  • OR from Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Slovakia & UK and have participated in a Junior Achievement programme.
  • You are at least 18-years-old (or will be this year)
  • You are available to travel to Brussels (Belgium) on 15-17 April 2018
  • You have great English skills
  • You embrace and represent the JA spirit!

Selection Process

1. Application deadline of 13 March 2018

2. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by phone with JA Europe during 15-17 March

3. Selected participants will be announced 19 March.

One-Minute Video Pitch

State your motivation for participating in Leaders-for-a-day 2018

Check out Igor's video pitch from 2016Video Link:

Mention the following:

- Junior Achievement (What is one of the most important learning outcomes from your JA experience?)

- Leadership

- Career

- Entrepreneurship

(If applicable) Entrepreneurial Skills Pass - why is having the ESP important to you?

JA Europe covers the cost of your trip to Brussels, hotel accommodation and meals during your two-day stay.

We encourage you to record the video with your mobile phone. No professional equipment is required. Please avoid adding music.

Support from EU Commissioner ThyssenVideo Link:
Leaders-for-a-day 2016Video Link:

What have previous participants said?

It was great to take part in this initiative and meet young people at the outset of their careers. We share the diagnostic: everyone needs to learn their entire lifetime, regularly change jobs and think beyond borders.

Lowri Evans, Director-General, DG Grow

The Leaders-for-a-Day is an amazing initiative that helps young people to obtain a deeper understanding of the career they see themselves pursuing in a few years time.

Kristjan, Estonian student

Leaders-for-a-Day is a part of the Further Opportunities offered through the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP). The ESP is an international qualification that certifies that students (15-19 years old), who have had a real entrepreneurship experience, hold the necessary knowledge, competences and skills to start a venture of their own or be successfully employed.

ESP includes a full year in-school JA Company Programme experience; an examination of business, economic and financial knowledge; the possibility to access further opportunities offered by small and large businesses, top higher institutions and international organisation across Europe.

JA Europe is Europe's largest provider of education programmes for entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy, reaching 3.6 million students in 40 countries in 2017.

JA Europe brings the public and private sectors together to provide young people in primary and secondary schools and early university with high-quality education programmes to teach them about enterprise, entrepreneurship, business and economics in a practical way. J

A Europe is the European Regional Operating Centre for JA Worldwide®.

Link to apply for this programme is HERE

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Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.

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