Paid work experience for young people

A project for young people aged 16-24 claiming Universal Credit

The British Red Cross is proud to offer 51 paid work experience placements for young people aged 15 to 24 on Universal Credit.

Based across England, Wales and Scotland, the jobs will be for six months and will pay the national living wage. Placements include roles in wheelchair services, charity shops, our international work (UK based), youth engagement and other areas.

A young woman studying at a desk, smiling at the camera

Help from mentors

Mentors will support all the young people to build their confidence in the workplace, with help in learning how to carry out their role. They will also get support to write a CV and personal statement so they are better able to find work after their placement.

This project is offered through the government’s Kickstart Scheme. Young people can apply through Job Centres or directly to the Red Cross, but we need to receive a referral from their work coach, too.

For more information, please contact Andy Lloyd: alloyd@redcross.org.uk


Other work experience and volunteering opportunities for young people

If you work with young people who are looking for opportunities, we offer several other options.

Our highly successful internships, work experience, volunteering and educational placement programmes are all available on a voluntary basis.

Contact us for more information

For more information, please email Andrew Lloyd on:

alloyd@redcross.org.uk