Category Archive: World of work

From Barista to Barrister…

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In today’s blog, Laura talks about her experience of attending the Leeds apprenticeship recruitment event, how she went on to undertake an apprenticeship in business administration, and what this led to. College or… Continue reading

Supported internships: what we’re doing in Leeds!

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Barry Jones, is Area Lead for the Complex Needs service within children’s services at Leeds City Council. This service is for children and young people from 0 to 25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and their… Continue reading

Family Valued – a new approach to children’s social care in Leeds

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Nigel Richardson, Leeds City Council’s director of children’s services, recently spoke at a conference to launch the council’s £4.8million ‘Family Valued’ project which aims to transform children’s social care in Leeds.  Family Valued… Continue reading

A Leeds young person’s International Service journey

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Volunteering is a fantastic way to make the link between your academic results and the world of work. The government-funded International Citizen Service aims to make international volunteering opportunities available to any young… Continue reading

National careers week – why not get involved?

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The week beginning 2 March is National Careers week, a celebration of careers guidance and free education resources across the UK. In today’s child friendly Leeds blog we hear about the fantastic child… Continue reading

Calvin’s Story – A young person’s view of their Head Start work experience

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In today’s child friendly Leeds blog post, Head Start success Calvin Rollins tells us how his life is moving forward thanks to the acclaimed work experience programme helping young people in Leeds back… Continue reading

Could you be the designer of the new Youth information Hub logo?

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The newly launched Youth Information Hub is a one-stop shop for young people across Leeds to get the information they need – to answer questions they have about mental and sexual health, find… Continue reading

Gaining experience and a qualification – Bethany’s story

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Last week saw over 160 young people through the doors of Leeds Civic Hall for a construction industry apprenticeship fair – one of many run in the city to help young people find… Continue reading

Think Big – 02 and child friendly Leeds

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Start small, but start something – Think Big Imagine a place where we teach our children to be employers, not employed; to be producers, not consumers; to forge their own path, make their… Continue reading

What does corporate social responsibility have to do with fostered children?

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My name is Auli Miles. In May 2013 I started work as a business development officer at Leeds City Council, working within the Child Friendly Leeds team to identify ways that businesses can… Continue reading