NW Ministry of Youth
Could you be the voice of young people in the North West? Take a leading role in promoting equality and tackling discrimination in the North West Ministry of Youth, the name chosen by young people for the PEACE IV Youth Council. You will represent the voice of people your age, take part in study visits and residential trips and help allocate the budget for delivering on youth projects.
Derry City and Strabane District Council is offering its employees aged 16-24 the chance to get involved in a new initiative- The Government Ambassadors Programme.
This gives young people under 25 and currently working in Council the chance to be matched with a Director, Head of Service or Lead Officer who will provide mentorship support over the course of a year.
During this time, participants will learn about their mentor’s role and have a chance to advise them on how to make their work young people friendly.
The programme also includes free training which includes:
- Communicating with impact
- OCN Level 2 Good Relations and Civic Leadership
- Competency based interview techniques.
Business Youth Charter
The Business Youth Charter is a project that gets young people involved in showcasing local employers who go the extra mile for young people.
Council’s research shows young people identify challenges including a lack of jobs, careers advice and apprenticeships, and little opportunity for small business innovation.
The purpose of the Charter is to:
- highlight the good work being done by employers in supporting young people into work
- raise awareness in young people of employers and industries who support young people into work
Unicef Child Friendly Communities
It is an exciting time for children and young people in the Derry City and Strabane District as we start the journey towards a Child Friendly Community. The vision is that we live in a community where the voices, needs, priorities and rights of children and young people are considered and taken seriously.
In a Child Friendly Community all children:
- Have a say about decisions that affect them
- Can express their views freely and are encouraged and supported to do that
- Can access good health, education, transport and other services
- Feel safe and protected from discrimination and harm
- Can enjoy public spaces and meet other children and young people freely
We will have an opportunity for children, young people and adults to help shape what we do locally.
Our Discovery Day dates will be coming soon. Watch the space!
Are you a young person or business thinking about or looking for more information on apprenticeships? Do you want free practical, independent advice and help?
As education is transforming so too are apprenticeships. They can be life changing, offering a faster and valid way to get ahead in a job in over 50 sectors, much more than before. From hospitality to healthcare, food to furniture production apprenticeships offer something for everyone.
Peace IV Big Youth Survey
Take part in the Peace IV Big Youth Survey for a chance to win a bike voucher or an iPad mini!
The Peace IV steering group is made up of 14-18 years olds who have developed this survey to find out your views.
The results from the survey will help shape the Youth Manifesto and the Youth Councillors on the NW Ministry of Youth will allocate a small budget to the issues which have been highlighted as important.