The YouNG Project can help to prepare you for the future world work by giving you an insight of real life business through three different types of Work Experience across a variety of sectors:
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the YouNG Project has created a series of virtual work experience placements for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home! These are called "Careers Talks Live" and are all available on Youtube. Each episode is a 25-40 minute exploration/summary of one particular career pathway including insight about:
- What the career is
- How you can get in to that career
- What’s helped each person get to where they are today
We have tried to interview people from a wide range of sectors. Check out the links below for virtual work experience in these sectors:
Finance - Want to find out all about what a financial partner is and what they do day to day, as well as how to become a financial partner. Hear from Michael Baxter from Nottingham Building Society here:
Recruitment - Max Pembleton shares his insight of what a recruitment director actually does every day, his journey in to starting his own business (Link 3 Recruitment), his career in sport and other recruitment agencies, amongst other things.
Sports coaching - Peter Moores is the Head Coach at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. Peter shares his insight of what a head coach actually does every day, his journey, his career in sport as a player and a coach, amongst other things.
Business coaching - Rebecca Peat shares her insight of what a business coach is, about her previous travels in Japan and how she worked abroad for a period of time, as well as how she transferred from that in to coaching.
Events Jobs - In this video, we interview Janina Monaghan who runs her own freelance events business. She organises events specialising in MICE (Meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions). If you're interested in a career in business, events or being an entrepreneur, then this one is for you!
Sports Marketing - Tom Holdcroft, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club's Head of Marketing and Communications shares his insight of what a marketing manager is, about his story that went worldwide and how he started off sending out emails to Chief Executives!
Travel Jobs - In this video, we interview Leia Morales who runs her own business as a Travel Counsellor. She is responsible for helping people find the perfect holiday for them! Leia shares her insight of how she has always worked in the travel industry, whether it is important to have a degree or not and how you can get in to the travel industry too.
Consultant - In this video, we interview Nick Mellors who runs his own business as a consultant. He is responsible for working on some exciting projects including 5G, helping people write funding bids to get them money and working with local governments and organisations to assist them on projects. Nick shares his insight of how he had a brief history in local government in IT and how his career progressed from there until today where he has set up his own business and is responsible for managing his own workload.
Business Marketing - In this video, we interview Suzanne Bowery who works at Nottingham Building Society in the Marketing department. Suzanne shares her insight of what marketing is, how she got into marketing in the first place and what career pathways you can take to get there yourself.
Cricket Jobs - In this video, we interview Mick Newell who works at Trent Bridge as the Director of Cricket. Mick shares his insight of how he progressed from being a cricket player through Trent Bridge and eventually in to the position he is in today.
Become a photographer - In this video, we interview Hayley Masom who runs her own Photography Company called Captcha Photography. Hayley shares her insight of how she progressed from doing a variety of jobs with cameras and how her passion for taking pictures, eventually turned in to her full time career. She explains how she set up her own business, the challenges she encountered along the way and how she got to where she is today.
Physiotherapist - In this video, we interview James Pipe who works at Trent Bridge as a Physiotherapist. James shares his insight of how he progressed from having a love of sport and helping other people, to getting in to the position he is in today.
Life Coaching and Fertility Coaching - In this video, we interview Steven Britton who runs his own business as a Life and Fertility Coach. He is responsible for helping people to get into the right mindset to put them into a more positive frame of mind and allowing people to achieve their goals, whatever these might be. Steven shares his insight of how he has progressed from being a life guard and after discovering a passion for helping people, ended up pursuing a career in coaching based on his own experiences.
Charity Project Officer - In this video, the roles are reversed as Max Emerson gives you an insight in to his role leading the YouNG Project at Trent Bridge Community Trust. Max shares his insight of how he progressed from being a university intern and the struggles of finding an internship/placement, to securing a full time position where he is in today.
Financial Crime - In this video, we interview Emma Young who works at Nottingham Building Society in the Financial Crime department. Emma shares her insight of what Financial Crime is, how she got into her role in the first place and what career pathways you can take to get there yourself.
RAF Careers - In this video, we interview Kayleigh Stevenson who works for the RAF in logistics. Kayleigh shares her insight of how she has progressed from her training in the RAF to her current role. She has undertaken a wide variety of roles in the Air Force and has even been all over the world to swim with the AirForce!
Jobs in Radio and the Media - In this video, we interview Arran Bee works as a lecturer at University of Derby lecturing on Radio but also is writing a book! Arran shares his insight of how he has progressed from working undertaking work experience on radio in to a more full fledged career in Radio, as well as the process of writing a book on radio!
Human Resources (HR) Jobs - In this video, we interview Helen Wright, who works at Trent Bridge in the HR department. Helen shares her insight of how she progressed from not knowing what she wanted to do and knowing she loved helping other people, to getting in to the position she is in today.
Work in Football and Charity - In this video, we interview Fred Morris, who works as an Education Tutor at Nottingham Forest Community Trust. Fred shares his insight of how he has progressed from working in sport in Rugby and has slowly worked using his passion for learning and helping other people, to get to where he is today.
Economic Growth and Local Government/Council Jobs - In this video, we interview Catherine Evans, who works at Rushcliffe Borough Council as the Economic Development Manager. Catherine shares her insight into how she progressed from not knowing what she wanted to do and falling in to working in local government, to getting in to the position she is in today.
British Army Jobs - In this video, we interview Julie Booton, who works as a Recruitment and Operations support at the British Army and the Desert Rats. Julie shares her insight into how she progressed from not knowing what she wanted to do and falling in to working in the army, to getting in to the position she is in today, including the various roles she has done beforehand.
NHS/Medical/Midwifery Jobs - In this video, we interview Elaine Baxter, who works as a Midwife and in Infection Control at the NHS. If you're interested in the medicine, midwifery or a career helping others, then this is one for you as there are a huge number of careers available within the NHS!
We offer work experience in any sector and always do our best to find work experience that is most suited to you and your future career aspirations. If you are interested in applying for work experience please fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible
Simply apply to one of our opportunities on the website to start your work experience journey!
If you sign up to our work experience scheme we will contact you, we do all the work, we get you in the work experience role that suits you.
When the YouNG team has found the perfect role for you, you attend the work experience, where you will be supported by us 100% of the way.
YouNG’s recruitment for the seven ambassadors starts when you reach year 9. The YouNG team will give assemblies in your schools to let you know when recruitment opens. You then have to put your name forward if you think that it is the opportunity for. If selected you will then attend a formal interview for the role, where you will be asked competency based questions. We feel is a great experience for you, even if you are successful or not, as it gives you experience of a real interview at a young age.