Inspiring role models

With a new school year underway five new recruits have joined our annual internship programme.  Like our young people, over the next 10 months, they’ll be developing themselves whilst helping others.

All recent graduates, they were selected by a panel of young people for their ability to engage them and be an inspiring role model.

They have been busy over the summer participating in a training programme to equip them with skills, such as facilitation and safeguarding, they’ll need to support programme delivery.


New intern, Khaled de Jesus, (pictured in red sweatshirt above) has good ideas about what makes the programme attractive to young people because he’s been there, done that and earned the t-shirt.

I did Community-Apprentice when I was at school in Bristol and loved it.  When I went to university in London, I got involved as a volunteer with the team there helping to deliver sessions in a school every week.  I am so excited to now be coming back to London to support the programme full-time because I know what a difference it can make.

Last year’s interns have progressed to a range of exciting jobs in the sector and will be taking with them the skills they have developed to benefit many more young people elsewhere.