16–24-year-olds from Wirral invited to help shape Careers Advice and Guidance services 

Young people across Wirral are being invited to help shape the careers advice and guidance services on offer from Career Connect.  

Career Connect is looking for 12 Youth Ambassadors who will work with the charity over the next 12 months to share their views on careers advice and guidance services for 16-24-year- olds and ensure that young people’s voices are at the heart of the services they deliver.

Career Connect has a number of advisers in schools across the North West and nationally.

The charity also offers careers support and guidance to young people aged 16-24 who are not in education or employment and need help exploring their options, through their teams in Wirral, Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, Halton, St. Helens, Greater Manchester and Salford.   

The new Youth Ambassadors will play a vital role in Career Connect’s work, helping shape the design and delivery of services that help young people plan their futures. This is especially important as many young people are still affected by the impact Covid has had on education, employment and other barriers in the way of them achieving their goals.   

To be a Youth Ambassador, applicants need to be aged 16-24, and be passionate about Youth Voice and representing other young people. They also need to be happy to voice their opinions and ideas.

The deadline to apply is 23.59pm on Monday 10 October 2022.

The Youth Ambassadors will attend monthly meetings in person or online. They will also have the opportunity to assist in the creation of social media content, run and participate in focus groups, conduct ‘mystery shopper’ activity and build teamwork skills by working alongside other ambassadors.

They will even get the chance to assist in the recruitment, interviewing and induction of staff, and explaining to them the importance of the charity’s Youth Voice work.

Career Connect can fund any expenses to attend events or meetings.

Evie Chambers, Youth Voice Co-ordinator, said, “Due to the impact of Covid, many young people are still facing significant challenges, such as missing education, losing employment, experiencing poor mental health and other barriers in the way of them achieving their goals. That’s why it is vital that we hear from young people themselves about what they need from their career services. We want to know what really matters to them. 

“Our new Ambassadors will have the opportunity to make suggestions to Career Connect policymakers about how we can improve our services for young people. There is a real chance to make a positive difference.

“They will also get the opportunity to build up their experience for their own CVs, work as a team and develop skills, while helping other young people achieve the best outcomes for their futures.” 

To apply, please visit the Career Connect website  and complete the Youth Ambassador Application and Ambassador Contract.

Click the link to complete the online application or print off your own hard copy to complete by hand and send back.

Return your completed application and signed contract to Evie Chambers via evie.chambers@careerconnect.org.uk  or by post to: Chloe Elliott, Career Connect, 7th Floor Walker House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL.

The deadline to apply is 23.59pm on Monday 10 October 2022.

For more information, please read our Youth Ambassador information pack  

If you need help or support with the application, please contact your Career Connect adviser (if you are currently using our services) or contact Evie Chambers via email: evie.chambers@careerconnect.org.uk  or Tel: 07435 996 795.

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