Apply to become a Career Connect Youth Ambassador

16-24-year-olds living in Merseyside and Greater Manchester are being invited to build their skills and have their say on issues affecting young people’s futures.

Career Connect, who provide careers information, advice and guidance for school pupils and those 16+ exploring their options, are looking for up to 15 Youth Ambassadors.

The Ambassadors will be champions for young people, give their honest views on careers services provided by Career Connect, and contribute to research into issues affecting young people’s lives.

To be a Youth Ambassador, applicants need to be aged 16-24, live in Merseyside or Greater Manchester, and be passionate about Youth Voice and representing other young people. They also need to be happy to voice their opinions and ideas.

The Youth Ambassadors will meet monthly with other Ambassadors and teams within the charity. Meetings will take place in person in both Manchester and Liverpool or online. Career Connect can fund any expenses to attend events or meetings.

The current group of Career Connect Youth Ambassadors have helped make positive change through activities including:

  • Submitting their views to the Youth Select Committee open inquiry into the rising cost of living’s impact on young people.
  • Responding to the 2023 Youth Census and had articles with their views published on the Career Connect website.
  • Working with Career Connect’s Marketing and Communications team to help develop branding, messaging and tone of voice for materials aimed at young people aged 16-24.

Their Youth Ambassadors are part of Career Connect’s wider participation network. Youth Ambassadors may also be invited to represent Youth Voice and give feedback at meetings or events alongside adults representing other service users.

Deadline to apply: 11:59 on Monday 4 December 2023.

To learn more and to apply, please click here to visit the Career Connect website.

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