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Young Million is a campaign to give unemployed 18-25 year
olds in the UK the leadership development and skills they need to
help them stand out to potential employers.
Applying for jobs can be frustrating - endless applications,
competition, waiting and confusion about what employers are looking
for. Young Million will run free leadership workshops throughout
the UK to help build local networks, develop job skills, gain
confidence and connect with others going through the same
"I have really learned practical ways of developing
myself as a leader which I am grateful for and in the process I
have been inspired, surprised and made great
contacts."(Manchester, July 2011)
"Working on a task with assessors observing us provided a
unique opportunity for feedback a the city council. They seemed
very engaged and appreciative which made us feel valued."
(Manchester, July 2011)
"The visit was an amazing experience - the ability to be
influential was empowering! Made me as a young person feel counted
& appreciated" (London, August 2011)
"I really enjoyed myself and I recommend this course to
other people to do." (London, August 2011)
Common Purpose has been running leadership courses in the UK for
21 years. Our expertise and experience has shown that when people
are inspired and connected, they're better employees and leaders.
That's why we want to support the Young Million to build
confidence, leadership skills and networks so when they find that
job, they're a step ahead.
What happens on Young Million?
The Young Million workshops will be an opportunity to learn how
to lead when exposed to real-life leadership challenges - and to
meet the people who face these challenges and responsibilities
every day. This experiential workshop will provide a rich mix of
facilitated exercises, debates, local visits and peer-to-peer
Who should apply?
Each participant should be:
You will develop:
You will explore:
You will get:
This workshop is for people who are actively looking for
*If you do not exactly match these criteria (in part-time
employment, on a work scheme or in an internship etc) you may still
be able to take part. We will consult with a local advisory board
to review your circumstances and make a decision. Feel free
us with questions.