We’re hiring : Policy and Research Coordinator Apprenticeship

We are looking for a Policy & Research Coordinator to join our busy, growing team. The successful candidate will undertake a level 4 apprenticeship, studying with the University of Kent. This is a great development role for someone who is passionate about policy and research and improving the life chances of young people in the UK.

Our mission is to tackle youth unemployment, a key part of that is to understand the landscape, issues and barriers facing young people. And to also develop our own research and positions on government policy. This role involves reading reports, data analysis, supporting research projects and providing support to colleagues as they prepare for meetings with government and partners. Good written communication, critical thinking skills and strong administrative skills will be vital.

The successful candidate will receive a lot of internal support with this role as well as completing an apprenticeship. The role is varied with the opportunity to shadow and attend key meetings with the long term goal of having your own policy portfolio.

About us and the benefits of working with Youth Employment UK

We are a small but mighty team, Youth Employment UK is an independent not-for-profit organisation committed to helping young people thrive in the UK. As an employer we want to ensure all of our colleagues feel fulfilled in their roles. We will support you with internal and external training, you will get to complete a professional qualification so that you can grow your career with us and we will support you every step of the way.

We offer a friendly, supportive culture, you will have an in work mentor, regular reviews and get to enjoy all the benefits of working for a Youth Friendly Employer.

How to apply and the application process

Youth Employment UK is a Disability Confident and Youth Friendly Employer, committed to providing a fair and open recruitment process.

The first stage of the recruitment process is to complete the questions below sending through responses to the email held by indeed, successful candidates will then be invited to interview.

Application questions

  • Tell us about yourself in three sentences
  • What do you think the biggest challenges are for young people trying to find employment?
  • What do you think could be done to help with these challenges and who is responsible?
  • What role do you think young people have in preparing themselves for work?
  • What three things excite you most about Youth Employment UK and why?
  • Tell us about any experience you have in public speaking
  • Why do you think you would be good for this role?

Send your email along with your contact details to Laura-Jane Rawlings and Lauren Mistry through the contact details held by Indeed.

Please take the time to send your application to us, make sure you visit our website and learn about Youth Employment UK where you can also read our top job application tips before applying www.youthemployment.org.uk


Applicants send through the answers to the questions outlined.

Applications reviewed by a senior staff member and a member of the Youth Ambassador Board. Each answer will receive a score and those applicants with the highest score will be invited for a telephone interview.

Ahead of telephone interviews the applicant will send in a CV. Telephone interview with a senior member of staff, discuss role in more detail and the candidates skills for the key elements. Candidates will be scored against a scoring matrix. Candidates with the top scores will be invited for a formal interview.

Formal interviews will take place at the office with two staff members and a member of the Ambassador Board. Candidates will have a 45 minute interview and be given a situational test. Each element will be scored against the scoring matrix.

References and DBS checks will be taken for successful applicants.

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