‘Working for your community’ Oldham Summer School

As an MP I am often asked for work experience placements and internships and unfortunately cannot accommodate them all.  To try and give as many young people from Oldham as possible work experience, I will be launching a 2 week Working for Your Community Summer School on Friday 18th July.

The summer school is aimed at 18-24 year olds wanting to develop community action skills and experience by working on various community projects in Oldham.  Successful applicants will develop key skills for understanding politics and the political process, for future involvement in community based work and to help Get Oldham Working.

Participants will be based in Oldham and will spend the first week developing knowledge and understanding of community development theory and practice, campaigning skills and tools, and defining a campaign and community project to work on in week 2. Week 2 will be spent working with Oldham-based community organisations and charities to develop and refine the campaign.  On Thursday 31st July participants will graduate!

On Monday 21st July we are planning a visit to Westminster where the group will have a tour of Parliament and meet various politicians, researchers and advisors.

Young people aged 18-24 can apply to the programme by sending a letter of application with a CV, by email, to  The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Wednesday 21st May 2014. A person specification is available online here.

All candidates must be available for every weekday for the duration of the scheme.

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