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How can you get involved

Through our partnership with the EY Foundation, we work closely to onboard 20 young people across the two programmes per academic year.

During 2024, the programmes will run March to June - this requires many volunteers!

Business Experience hosts needed for April!

Would you be interested in hosting a young person for three days, 2 - 4 April.

We are looking for host departments who can provide work experience to a young person who will be on the Beyond Your Limits Programme. During the 3 days they can work on projects set by you, shadow at meetings, and then present their learning back to your team.

Previous projects have included:

  • Strength testing metals in WMG
  • Researching Multi-faith prayer spaces at Warwick and other HEI's
  • Looking at recruitment webpages - HR
  • Researching Nursing Rooms - Statistics
  • Reviewing Social Media accounts
  • Warwick Sport
  • Nursery
  • GDPR - Legal Team

Register here to volunteer - sign up to volunteer or email Claire Algar, Social Inclusion Manager

Would you like to support these young people in our June programme?

Your Futures will be delivered to 10 young people in June, if you would like to volunteer but would like more information, we will be holding an information session on 15 April 2024, 1:30 - 2:30 in person and online, where you can hear more about these opportunities.

To register your interest for future opportunities, and/or register for the information session please complete this short form - sign up to volunteer

Volunteering on these programmes is both impactful and rewarding, you really get to know the young people, watch them grow and become the role models they need to take the next step, whether that be into further education, apprenticeships, internships or employment.

We require a number of volunteers to fulfil all elements of the programme

  • Insight speakers: Share your career journey, any challenges/barriers you faced and overcome, top tips!
  • Mock interview panellists: Join us to hold informal mock interviews, this is a great experience for the young people.
  • Dragons Den Challenge Panellist: Be part of an exciting panel to judge the young people on their Dragons Den proposal!
  • Mentors: Can you commit to one hour a month for ten months to mentor the young people after the programme finishes, you will be required to:
    • Complete NSPCC Training (online).
    • Complete enhanced DBS check.
    • Attend EY Foundation 2-hour training session.
    • Attend 2-hour Celebration event (optional).
    • Deliver 10 x 1 hour monthly mentoring sessions (preferred approach face-to-face).
  • Business Hosts: We are looking for a number of Warwick departments to host young people on a short work experience. This role is to provide a supportive, welcoming environment to give a young person meaningful exposure to the world of work. As a Business Experience Host, you will be the young person’s main point of contact across their placement and will assign tasks, set a business challenge/case study/research project relevant to your organisation; organise introductions to a range of your colleagues in different teams and provide them with constructive feedback across their placement. you will need to complete required training and complete an enhanced DBS check.
Young people on BYL

Photo: Work experience with the Legal team.

Young people on BYL

Photo: Dragons Den-style Challenge.

Young people on BYL

Photo: Climbing wall team building activity.