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NW Ministry of Youth

NW Ministry of Youth. For the past year, our PEACE IV Youth Council steering group have worked hard to create proposals for a Youth Council in the Derry and Strabane District. Now, we’re inviting people aged 12-18 to join the new Youth Voice. Applications must be submitted by 27th September 2019.


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Peace IV Big Youth Survey

The PEACE IV Big Youth Survey was shaped with the PEACE IV Youth Council Steering Group and the results will be used to shape the Youth Manifesto, the priorities for people aged 12-18, which will be delivered by the new Youth Councillors on the NW Ministry of Youth.

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Government Ambassadors

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.

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Youth Business Charter

The  Youth Business 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

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Unicef Child Friendly Communities

Unicef Uk are working with partners in Derry/ Londonderry and Strabane to put Children’s Rights into practice. The aim is to create communities where all children, whether you are living in care, using a children’s centre or visiting your local leisure centre have a meaningful say in, and truly benefit from local decisions, services and spaces that shape their lives.


Unicef Youth Advisory Panel

Would you like the chance to advise us on how our local services and communities can be improved?We’ve launched our Youth Panel in July 2019, but you can still take part.

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Apprenticeship Campaign

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.  

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