Do you have what it takes to join the National Youth Panel?

  • National Youth Panel will look at challenges faced between school and employment
  • Could you dedicate just 10 hours a month to take part?
  • Why not get creative and get involved?

  • 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 of 1,500 16-21 year-olds showed that many young people don't feel they have the right skills, training and experiences to get the jobs they want. So,a School-to-Work (S2W) programme across the UK to ensure young people are fully equipped with the information and skills they need to successfully move from school into work is being created.

Young people need to be at the heart of shaping the S2W programme and so this 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.

As a member of the National Youth Panel your commitment will require between approximately 8 and 10 hours each month and will involve monthly calls with other panel members, working with business reps to provide your perspective and representing the panel.

You will be offered a personal mentor and networking opportunities and will have expenses reimbursed.

NYP are looking for 8-10 young people from across the UK who:

  • Care about the challenges facing young people as they move from school into work
  • Want to share their views on these challenges and work with a group to help propose solutions
  • Are interested in making a change to the way education prepares young people for work
  • Are committed to join the National Youth Panel meetings over the next 18 months (the first meeting will take place in August 2017).

Applications are encouraged from under-represented groups and adiversity of experiences is welcome to bring fresh views to the panel.

Please create a 2 minute video covering the questions below.

Audio files or written submissions (no more than 750 words in total excluding the questions) will also be accepted. Feel free to get creative! Details of how to submit your application are explained below

  • Why would you like to be a part of a National Youth Panel?
  • What are the key challenges young people face getting a job?
  • What would make things easier?
  • What's another big issue facing young people today?
  • An interesting fact about yourself.

The deadline to apply is 2 June 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will attend a half day group workshop in Manchester on 13 July 2017, so make sure you're available that date if you apply!

We expect to announce the successful candidates by the end of July. Good luck!

For the video, feel free to use any equipment you have available e.g. a phone, camera or computer. We ask that you use Vimeo (setting the privacy settings as 'only people with a password') or YouTube (setting the privacy settings as 'unlisted') to share your video with us. Please make sure the video is available until the end of May 2017.

Your video URL link (and password if applicable), audio or written application should be sent directly to one of the National Youth Panel's administrators at along with your full name, home town and county, occupation, school and/or college you are attending.

We will not share your data or application with any third parties without your prior consent.

If you have any questions please contact:

  • Investor In People
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland
  • Investors In Young People
  • Family Friendly Working Scotland
  • Disability Confident
  • Living Wage Employer
  • Good Fundraising

About YES

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
their journey.

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

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.

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Young Enterprise Scotland
Rouken Glen Centre
Rouken Glen Park
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United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 406 7722
0141 406 7722

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