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Our Youth Fellowship Programme

Get involved with the Trust's decision-making and help shape our future, whilst developing your knowledge and skillsets to enhance your own career prospects.

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Following our successful pilot in 2021-2022, we are excited to announce that applications for our 2023 Fellowship Programmes are now open.

This year, there's one thematic and two regional options:

  • National water safety
  • London & South East
  • North West

More about the London & South East opportunity:

More about the North West opportunity:

What is the Youth Fellowship?

Still not sure what the Fellowship is all about?

Hear from Louis Howell, chair of our Youth Engagement Advisoy Group, as he explains more in the video below.

What does our Fellowship Programme include?

The Fellowship is a voluntary 12-month programme aimed at encouraging and supporting more young people to get involved in decision-making at the Trust.

We want to empower young people to get involved at all levels to bring fresh perspectives to help us shape the future direction of the organisation.

The 12-month Fellowship includes:

  • a four module digital training programme
  • three in-person professional development training days
  • management of one 3-6 month social innovation project
  • monthly professional mentoring sessions to deepen your learning
  • engagement with regional advisory board and Trust leadership teams

How much of my time will the Fellowship require?

We expect to require a maximum of 25 days of your time. Commitment to all of the aspects in this programme will prepare you for a range of career opportunities, both inside and outside of the Trust. There will be certain fixed dates for parts of the programme, such as training days, but the majority is designed to fit around any work or study commitments you already have.

At the end of the 12 months, you will receive support and signposting to enable you to take the next steps on your professional journey.

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Last Edited: 31 March 2023

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