Paid work experience for young people

Exciting new opportunities for young people aged 16-25 from lower-income households. 

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We’re proud to announce an exciting new work experience opportunity for young people aged 16 to 25 from lower-income households.

Starting in mid-August 2019, we will have ten to 15 paid work experience roles for young people. A mixture of full- and part-time positions, they will run from three to six months with a salary of £8.21 per hour.

We are looking for enthusiastic young people ready to take their first steps into the world of work. They may be looking to find a way into the charity sector, or maybe would like to try something and see if it’s right for them.

If you work with young people who are ready for this opportunity, we want to hear from you. Please email Andrew Lloyd for more information.

Household income guidelines

We are targeting young people from lower income households:

  • In London this means household income under £25,000 where the young person is a dependent and £18,500 where they are independent.
  • Outside of London this means household income under £22,250 where the young person is dependent and £16,500 where they are independent.

Work options

Young people will have the opportunity to work with the British Red Cross in:

Paid work experience locations

Our first roles will be available in:

  • London
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester
  • Warmley/Bristol
  • Manvers, Yorkshire
  • Crawley, West Sussex
  • Harlow, Essex.

Other work experience and volunteering opportunities for young people

If you work with young people who are looking for opportunities but don’t fit the criteria for this option, we offer several other opportunities.

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