‘Working for Your Community’ Summer School – Applications Open

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, from 20th – 31st July this year, I will be running my second annual Oldham ‘working for your community’ summer school for 18-24 year olds.

The aim of the summer school is for participants to develop community action skills and experience by working on various community projects in Oldham. Participants will develop key skills for both future involvement in politics and community based work.

The selected group of young people will be based in Oldham. They 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. Sessions will be delivered by various experts and leaders in community development, campaigning, communications, and politics.

Week 2 will be spent working with Oldham-based community organisations and charities to develop and refine the campaign. On 31st July participants will graduate!

On Tuesday 21st July there will be a visit to Parliament where the group will have a tour of Parliament and meet various politicians, researchers and advisors.

To register your interest in the Summer School, send a letters of application with a curriculum vitae by email to

The closing date for receipt of applications has been extended because of the exam season and is now 5pm on Friday 19th June 2015. A person specification can be found here.

All candidates must be aged 18-24 years and available for every weekday for the duration of the scheme.

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