What it’s about
Young Leaders is an Ethos Work venture launched in response to the Covid emergency in 2020. The scheme offers training, development and workplace opportunities to anyone living anywhere in the UK, aged 16 – 24 and on Universal Credit. This is a youth-led solution operated by a team of partners and mentors from within the Ethos group, and supported by the UK government’s Kickstart Scheme.
In January 2021 we recruited our first tranche of 30 potential Young Leaders to deliver support to our social impact projects.
Our aim is to expand this opportunity to many more young people through partnerships with organisations that share our vision for the future of work.
We have engaged a number of potential employers who are really excited about the outcomes of our six month pilot. They are helping us explore a range of avenues to sustainable funding beyond the end of government support for the Kickstart scheme in 2021.
Our Funding Sources
- Department for Work & Pensions Kickstart Scheme
- ‘Save the Future of Work’ Crowdfunder launched by our Young Leaders
The story so far
Rob Pye Project Designer
My Ethos Story
“Ever since I founded Ethos, my vision for the world of work was to open new ways for people to release their huge talents by working in a collaborative way as equals. The Kickstart scheme opens the door for young people to get on board! The world needs to open new horizons after the Covid pandemic. All this coincides with a wider awakening to the possibilities that can be achieved with technology and people; once organisations learn how to get out of their way! We want to talk to young people looking for meaning and purpose above profit. I believe there are limitless possibilities in the future!”
Rob Pye Project Designer
Who can get involved?
Young People aged 16 – 24 years old on Universal Credit, currently seeking work through JobCentrePlus are eligible to apply. We are looking for self-starters who want to learn how to create innovative and sustainable solutions to society’s complex challenges.
We have a number of projects in different stages of development that our Young Leaders can work on! Initially, we are interested in people who could learn to lead on systems design, project management, data capture, digital marketing and communications. Look at our projects and see what inspires you and tell us how you think you can get involved, or even suggest your own project – there are no limitations in Ethos.
Formal qualifications are useful but we are more interested in your aptitude: personal stories, positive attitude and motivation.
APPLY HERE: https://www.ethosvo.org/young-leaders/
Volunteers: We are looking for Mentors who can help steer our Young Leaders through their journey with Ethos VO.
Find out more https://www.ethosvo.org/mentors/
Entrepreneurs, potential partners and philanthropists or anyone who likes to think big: Are you looking to support a project with a longer term aim to revolutionise the landscape of work for young people?
Social enterprises, charities or any purpose-driven organisations: You could be eligible to employ a Young Leader.
Find out more https://www.ethosvo.org/employers/
For more information contact Annabelle Lambert or Rob Pye on firstname.lastname@example.org