A team of volunteers from four different government departments has given students a taste of life in the Civil Service and helped to prepare them for the world of work.
Engaging our young people
Sarah Blair and Craig Greensmith took part in an inspiring young people project and found their optimism a “shot in the arm”.
Twelve year 10 students from Maghull High School have just completed a 6 week Inspiring Young People project with the help of six volunteers from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Marissa Deysosa from DWP worked with CS Local to sucessfully deliver a School Eangagement Project in Sheffield. Find out more here
“There is no script and no process’. These words could be unsettling to civil servants, accustomed as we are to plans, procedures, standard work instructions and the like. But the idea of working without the usual restrictions can also be liberating, as I found out on my first day with Civil Service Local.
A new and exciting primary school project is about to start which needs your help. We need volunteers to go out to schools and give an inspirational talk about work.
Find out more about how you can volunteer with your local community
Peter Strathearn, a Scotsman working in Wales who now speaks Welsh fluently tells us how a Civil Service Local project in England inspired him to work with young people in Welsh language medium schools. To celebrate St David's Day on Sunday, Peter's blog appears in English and in Welsh. Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!
Staff from HMRC in City Centre House recently took part in the Engaging our Secondary Schools programme. For a period of 6 weeks they played host to students from George Dixon Academy in Birmingham.
Inspiring our Young People in Further Education is an exciting new project from Civil Service Local in the North West. We are piloting the project with All Saint’s Catholic High School (Kirkby, Liverpool) Sixth Form students. The programme will join together Civil Servants from five different departments with a group of Year 12 students.
Volunteer in a local primary school: we are looking to find civil servants that are willing to talk to groups of primary school children to give them a positive outlook on the world of work, relating it to your own job and experiences.
The Citizen and Celebration Event in the north west of England was a day dedicated to achievement and commitment. Our volunteer civil servants working with Civil Service Local give more than just their time to our citizen-focused programmes. The three projects which led to our winning a Civil Service Award for Excellence in Reform work with young people, offenders and those accessing hospice care to make a real difference. The day was a chance to showcase the innovation and creativity that comes from encouraging civil servants to work across government.
We are looking for volunteers to help us run projects throughout the north east of England, Yorkshire and the Humber that will involve making links with schools to support pupils in a variety of ways. The sort of help that might be needed will vary according to each school
a volunteering opportunity to help raise the aspirations of school students.
When I was offered an opportunity to take part in the Going Forward Project to deliver a series of workshops to youth offenders at HMP Hindley, I had no idea what to expect. What I found was an incredible bond between co-workers and a huge insight into a whole new world.
Engaging our Schools is a programme of work to raise the aspirations of students, to encourage them to stay in education or prepare for the world of work. Volunteers aere needed to mentor the students or to lead these small projects teams to provide a great experience for both students and mentors.
Opportunities to volunteer in schools with The Skills Service.
Civil Service Local and the Bulwell Academy organised a tour of a custody suite, magistrates court and prison to show students how the justice system works and how different elements are interlinked.
We have made contact with several colleges and are now recruiting more volunteers to help support our Inspiring Young People - Further Education programme (previously known as the Engaging Our Young People Career Academies programme). Find out what opportunities are available and how …
Karl Ford talks about his experience working with local schools.