A Day In The Life Work Shadow Scheme 2017-18

A Day In The Life is NCVO’s work-shadowing initiative that provides a unique opportunity for staff from government and voluntary sector organisations to step into each other’s shoes for a day, and learn about how the other sector operates.

As well as improving cross-sector understanding, the programme helps participants find out about the roles and responsibilities of staff within another organisation, and the operational environments and wider contexts in which they work.

Employees of participating government departments can apply; staff from all levels of seniority and all types of role are invited. The departments taking part for the 2017/18 programme are:

  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office

Applications are welcome from across the voluntary sector; anyone with permission from their employer can participate. The scheme is free for applicants.

Applicants are paired with a suitable person from the opposite sector. At a convenient time between November 2017 and April 2018, they can spend up to a day shadowing each other in their organisations.

Applications close on Friday 3 November 2017. Matches are announced in late November.

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