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Young Leaders is a remote work experience opportunity for young people across Great Britain.

Current Project Status:

2. Acceleration

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What it’s about

Young Leaders is an Ethos Work venture launched in response to the Covid emergency in 2020. The basic income scheme offers training, development and workplace opportunities to anyone living anywhere in the UK, aged 16 – 24. This is a youth-led solution operated by a team of partners and mentors from within the Ethos group. It was launched in 2021 with support from the UK government’s Kickstart Scheme.

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Our aims

In January 2021 we recruited our first tranche of 30 potential Young Leaders to deliver support to our social impact projects. This was followed by a further 30 recruited between July 2021 and March 2022. 

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 pilot. They are helping us explore a range of avenues to sustainable funding beyond the end of government support for the Kickstart scheme in 2022.

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Our Partners

The story so far

Katie Morgan

Our Young Leaders in their own words KATIE MORGAN
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Sukwinder Bal

Our Young Leaders in their own words SUKWINDER BAL
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Luke Horner

Our Young Leaders in their own words LUKE HORNER
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Lauren Binks

Our Young Leaders in their own words LAUREN BINKS
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Michael Galloway

Our Young Leaders in their own words MICHAEL GALLOWAY
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Connor Bradley

Our Young Leaders in their own words CONNOR BRADLEY
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Jasmine Hassan

Our Young Leaders in their own words JASMINE HASSAN
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Cal Ewings

Our Young Leaders in their own words CAL EWINGS
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Ajay Hanspal

Our Young Leaders in their own words AJAY HANSPAL
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Sohail Turner

Our Young Leaders in their own words SOHAIL TURNER
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Ines Osh

Our Young Leaders in their own words INES OSH
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Bailey Thaw

Our Young Leaders in their own words BAILEY THAW
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Ewan Paterson

Our Young Leaders in their own words EWAN PATERSON
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Alex Brookes

Our Young Leaders in their own words ALEX BROOKES
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Farah Bashir

Our Young Leaders in their own words FARAH BASHIR
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Oscar Franklyn Rudd

Our Young Leaders in their own words OSCAR FRANKLYN RUDD
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My first month at Ethos – Alexander Brookes

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Muhammad Ahmad

Our Young Leaders in their own words MUHAMMAD AHMAD
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Elysia Packwood

Our Young Leaders in their own words ELYSIA PACKWOOD
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Sam Carty

Our Young Leaders in their own words SAM CARTY
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Milo Kirk

Our Young Leaders in their own words MILO KIRK
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Holly Berry

Our Young Leaders in their own words HOLLY BERRY
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Brendon Morris

Our Young Leaders in their own words BRENDON MORRIS
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Finding my WHY

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Sarah Fay

Our Young Leaders in their own words SARAH FAY
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Kickstart Young Leader Case Study: Nick Christou

Nick Christou is 23 years old and lives in Nottingham. He left college in 2016 with a BTEC Level 3 in Games Design. He wanted to be a 3D modeller but all the jobs are in London and he felt held back by a lack of guidance about getting into...
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Hari Kumaranisanthan

Our Young Leaders in their own words HARI KUMARANISANTHAN
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Niamh O’Connell

Our Young Leaders in their own words NIAMH O'CONNELL
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From Unemployed Graduate to Magazine Publisher – Serena’s Young Leader Story

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Mowafak Al Saty

Our Young Leaders in their own words MOWAFAK AL SATY
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Fraser Wright

Our Young Leaders in their own words FRASER WRIGHT
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Reni Mackintosh

Our Young Leaders in their own words RENI MACKINTOSH
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Joel Escayg

Our Young Leaders in their own words JOEL ESCAYG
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Richard Lam

Our Young Leaders in their own words RICHARD LAM
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Paige Martin

Our Young Leaders in their own words PAIGE MARTIN
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Nick Christou

Our Young Leaders in their own words NICK CHRISTOU
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Katie Stephenson

Our Young Leaders in their own words KATIE STEPHENSON
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Ines Da-Silva

Our Young Leaders in their own words INES DA-SILVA
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Iqbal Haque

Our Young Leaders in their own words IQBAL HAQUE
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Lewis Clay

Our Young Leaders in their own words LEWIS CLAY
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Emily Thornhill

Our Young Leaders in their own words EMILY THORNHILL
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Alice James

Our Young Leaders in their own words ALICE JAMES
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Michael McEvinney

Our Young Leaders in their own words MICHAEL MCEVINNEY
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Connor Rennie

Our Young Leaders in their own words CONNOR RENNIE
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Serena Haththotuwa

Our Young Leaders in their own words SERENA HATHTHOTOWA
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Sarah McManus

Our Young Leaders in their own words SARAH MCMANUS
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Lucy Ingram

Our Young Leaders in their own words LUCY INGRAM
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Harry Rae Smith

Our Young Leaders in their own words HARRY RAE SMITH
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Hannah Walker

Our Young Leaders in their own words HANNAH WALKER
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Charlotte Kinloch

Our Young Leaders in their own words CHARLOTTE KINLOCH
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Cara Jeal

Our Young Leaders in their own words CARA JEAL
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Natalia Nowakowska

Our Young Leaders in their own words NATALIA NOWAKOWSKA
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Charlotte Kinloch – Young Leader Story

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Elliot Coulling

Our Young Leaders in their own words ELLIOT COULLING
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Kishan Chatwal

Our Young Leaders in their own words KISHAN CHATWAL
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The Life and Times of a Young Leader

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Rob Pye

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!”

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Rob Pye Project Designer

Who can get involved?

We employ Young People aged 16 – 24 years old on Universal Credit, who are seeking work through JobCentrePlus. We look 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 young-leaders@ethosvo.org

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