Young Million - Boosting job skils

A Common Purpose campaign to provide leadership development and employability skills for unemployed 18-25 year olds in the UK.


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 thing.

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Who should apply?

  • Aged 18-25 (at time of workshop)
  • Currently unemployed or working less than 20 hours a week
  • Not in full time education (at time of workshop)
  • Actively looking for employment
  • Resident in the United Kingdom

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 learning groups

Who should apply?

Each participant should be:

  • Aged 18-25 at date of application
  • Currently unemployed (or working less than 20 hours a week) during workshop
  • Not in full time education during workshop
  • Resident in the United Kingdom
  • Able to commit to full days of on-site learning and have the time to complete the workshop.