Other Opportunities

Become a UK Youth Trustee

Locations: National

Age: 18+

Closing Date: 22nd May 2022

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Organisation: UK Youth

Spaces Available: N/A

Salary: N/A

Closing Date: 22nd May 2022

What made you who you are today? If you were given a helping hand when you were young, then you will know how important that moment in a young person’s life can be. Being offered a safe place to go, encouragement, and the chance to learn new skills and take part in activities we feel passionate about can transform a young person’s life and their long-term prospects.

We have an exciting opportunity for new Trustees to join the UK Youth Board responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Charity. We are looking for people from all walks of life who can demonstrate a genuine passion for empowering young people, coupled with high levels of integrity. We are especially looking for people who have professional or lived experience and expertise in any of the following areas:

  • Governance
  • HR
  • Working in the youth sector
  • Finance
  • Education
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Fundraising
  • Digital
  • Innovation

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from young candidates (e.g., young people aged 18-25) who are benefitting from or have benefited from youth work.

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Have your say with Shout Out UK

Locations: National, Virtual

Age: None selected

Closing Date: 28th May 2022

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Organisation: Shout Out UK

Spaces Available: N/A

Salary: N/A

Closing Date: 28th May 2022

Shoutout UK are asking for input from young people to feed into their work with governmental departments!

In this case, the young people’s ideas will help inform the government’s new 10-year Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan.

The responses to the survey will be reviewed again by the Youth Policy Development Group (YPDG) and will be shared with government officials and senior policy makers.

The survey only has 5 questions and should take no more than 5 minutes. Please note that the subjects discussed may be particularly sensitive or challenging for young people. click below to take part.

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Have your say in the Youth Voice Census

Locations: National, Virtual

Age: 11-30

Closing Date: 31st May 2022

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Organisation: Youth Employment UK

Spaces Available: N/A

Salary: N/A

Closing Date: 31st May 2022

Fill in the national Youth Voice Census to share your experience of life, study and work. It’s online and easy to do. Your responses are anonymous and we will 100% respect your privacy. Your voice matters more than ever before!

Nearly 10,000 young people have completed the survey since its launch. We show the results to UK policy makers and people who make a difference. There are over 7 million young people in the UK, so let’s make a BIG impact!

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Join the Bite Back 2030 Campaign!

Locations: National

Age: 14-17

Closing Date: 12th June 2022

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Organisation: Bite Back 2030

Spaces Available: N/A

Salary: N/A

Closing Date: 12th June 2022

Do you want to change the world, starting from your local area? Are you interested to learn more about how the food system can be healthier and fairer for everyone? Keen to make new friends, and build your leadership, communication, and professional skills as part of a national movement? Are you aged 14-17? Then we’re looking for you! 

Right now, by the age of just 11,  the health of one in three children in the UK is already at risk from the food they eat. 

That number doesn’t just come out of nowhere — it comes when the world we live in changes and our health isn’t a factor in that change. 

Bite Back is a place where young people have a voice that is heard. We share our ideas and our own experiences and create powerful opportunities for change makers . 

We are looking for young people aged 14-17 to join our Youth Boards, campaigning for change across England. It offers the chance to be a part of unique training, development, and impact, making your voice heard with politicians and business leaders across the country. It’s totally free — all expenses are covered.

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Apply to become an iWill ambassador

Locations: National

Age: 10-25

Closing Date: 3rd July 2022

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Organisation: iWill

Spaces Available: N/A

Salary: N/A

Closing Date: 3rd July 2022

#iwill Ambassadors are young people aged 10-25 who are campaigning, volunteering, fundraising, befriending or mentoring their peers to make a difference in their communities.  
 
As an #iwill Ambassador, you will be recognised for the amazing work you’re already doing and can spread the news about a cause that’s close to your heart. It’s a chance to raise the profile of your social action, get more young people involved and inspire change.  
 
You’ll play an important role in the #iwill movement, helping the #iwill Coordination Hub make decisions on the future direction of the movement. You will have the opportunity to attend events, sit on special interest groups, create content and speak out on our social media channels. In Scotland you will also be able to take your social action story and experience and share that with other young people in schools and youth groups.  
 
We’re looking for young people who know how good it feels to make a difference and want to share that with others. You could be from any kind of background, anywhere in the UK. What matters is that you’re passionate about what you believe in and want to join with others to get your message out. We also know the value of working in local communities to make change happen. Therefore we welcome applications from young people who are operating at a local level, as well as nationally.

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Apply for Prince’s Trust support in starting a business

Locations: National

Age: 18+

Closing Date: 1st December 2022

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Organisation: Prince's Trust

Spaces Available: N/A

Salary: N/A

Closing Date: 1st December 2022

We’ve helped over 90,000 young people to start their own business – and you could be next. We work with 18 to 30-year-olds living in the UK to turn big ideas into a reality. Get in touch to sign up today.

Stage 1: Info session

Our programme kicks off with a free information session in your local area. We’ll tell you how we can support you and, if you’re still keen, we’ll also invite you onto our interactive workshop.


Stage 2: Workshop

During your workshop you’ll get to meet like-minded people. You’ll also have the chance to tap into a business adviser, covering everything from business planning and marketing to sales, budgeting and tax. Workshops vary in length but average between two and four days.


Stage 3: Build your business

After the workshop it’s time to start building your business. We’ll provide you with a mentor to support you as you plan and test your ideas. You’ll even have the opportunity to apply for personal loans for business purposes. 


Stage 4: Launch

Before launch, you’ll present your business plan to our Business Launch Group. Their job is to ensure your idea is viable and sustainable. Don’t worry, there are no dragons here. It’s designed to be a positive experience for you – and to ensure there are no weak points in your plan. There’s also additional start-up finance support if you need it. You can find out how this works here.

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Forward Trust Employment Support

Locations: National

Age: 16-24

Closing Date: 1st December 2022

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Organisation: Forward Trust

Spaces Available: N/A

Salary: N/A

Closing Date: 1st December 2022

We support a range of people, including:

  • People who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
  • People who are unemployed
  • People who run their own businesses or would like to set one up
  • Young people, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction

Each programme we run is for a slightly different group of people, so exact eligibility will depend on the individual scheme. If you can’t find a service that can help you, try these other sources of help.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team delivers a wide range of programmes that help people from all walks of life to learn new skills, gain valuable qualifications and find decent, rewarding jobs.

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Stonewall Young Futures

Locations: National

Age: 11-30

Closing Date: 1st December 2022

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Organisation: Stonewall

Spaces Available: N/A

Salary: N/A

Closing Date: 1st December 2022

This is a hub for all young lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people thinking about their next steps.

This space was made with LGBTQ+ young people, for LGBTQ+ young people.

Whether you know exactly what you want to do with your future, or it feels like you have no idea yet – this is the place for you! Feel free to explore and get inspired.

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Check out the Loop Not Luck platform

Locations: National

Age: 16-24

Closing Date: 1st April 2023

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Organisation: Loop not Luck

Spaces Available: N/A

Salary: N/A

Closing Date: 1st April 2023

Loop Not Luck is a candidate sourcing platform that focuses on connecting diverse talent to a tailored feed of job opportunities. They’ve developed an advanced matching algorithm that recommends candidates based on 125+ data points and are connecting candidates with roles each day.

There are millions of opportunities out there. How do you find the right one for you? 

If you don’t know the right people – it’s really hard. 

We are simplifying the job hunt by connecting candidates with 0-3 years experience to tailored career opportunities.

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