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Help young people leaving care in the north east

Would you like to work with CS Local as part of a small project team to help plan and deliver a volunteering event for care leavers? Following on from the successful Project Apollo in Sheffield, we hope to expand our offer to care leavers in the north east and support young people who are leaving care to move into education, work and training.

How can you get involved?

We are looking for volunteers from across the north east Civil Service, to help plan and deliver a career day to support these young people.  We envisage that the day will include information about the Civil Service and entry routes, some interactive interview preparation and a workplace tour.

We are keen to encourage volunteers from a range of Civil Service departments to be involved, and we hope that the day will raise the aspirations of young people leaving care and provide the chance to find out more about the Civil Service opportunities available to them.

What skills will you develop?

As part of a cross departmental project team you will get the opportunity to develop a variety of skills that can be used back in the workplace. These will include:

  • Working in teams and collaborating with colleagues from across departments¬†
  • Various aspects of project management
  • Opportunities to test resilience and overcome challenges
  • Communicate with key stakeholders
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills

Volunteering as part of this project will also allow you to positively influence the perceptions of the Civil Service within the community and feel more connected to the citizens we serve across the North East.

How to sign up

If you would like to find out more or you are interested in supporting this project, please contact Katie Roberts.

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