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Job shadowing success for Youth Council

Job shadow Y.C. membersA job shadowing initiative for members of the Blaby District Youth Council has given young people valuable insight into the world of work.

Six of the Youth Council shadowed staff from six very different departments, including Planning Environmental Health and Legal Services, to gain valuable insight into local government, and to help their future career path.

One member of the Youth Council, Simran, who took part in a placement with Legal Services, said:

“It was a really great day. I enjoyed it and found it very useful – especially in making my next choices for A-Levels and sixth form as well as later on in life.”

Fellow Youth Council member Charlie-Ann said: “I thoroughly enjoyed it, learned a lot and found it a very useful and inspiring experience!”

Cllr. Ben Taylor
Cllr. Ben Taylor

Councillor Ben Taylor, Youth Council Champion, said:

“This provided a great opportunity for young people to better understand the world of work. It is also an excellent way for them to gain confidence.

“It shows that we are committed to providing opportunities for young people to better understand the world of work and give them ideas for a future career path.”

The Youth Council, relaunched in 2015, has been popular with young people who make a difference to their district.

As well as campaigns and project work, the Youth Council can also award Youth Grants of up to £1,000 for local groups and organisations.

For more information about the Youth Council, visit www.blaby.gov.uk/youth-council or call 0116 272 7718.

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]

Free event highlights youth groups…

A free event is being held to let young people in Blaby meet councillors and find out about youth groups.

Blaby District Youth Council is holding the event on Saturday, March 9, at Brockington College, Enderby.

“Voice-It!” aims to bring young people together from all areas of the community. (See notice below)

To get involved, call Darren Walker on 0116 272 7669 or e-mail:darren@communityap.org.uk


Information from the Blaby District Youth Council reads as below:


VOICE-IT – Youth Conference

  • · Aged between 11 & 19?
  • · Fed up of not being noticed?
  • · Do you wish someone would listen?
  • · Would you like the opportunity to speak out?
  • · Do you want to improve your Community?

Here’s your chance… We need you!

Blaby District Youth Council are holding an event for young people aged 11 – 19 on Saturday 9th March 2013.

“VOICE-IT!” aims to bring young people together from all areas of our community to speak with councillors and learn about issues facing young people.

There will be a wide range of activities for everyone to get involved with for example Inflatables, graffiti wall, Photo shoot, film making, arts and crafts, Song & Rap writing.

VOICE-IT will be held at Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby on Saturday 9th March 1.30pm – 6pm

This event is completely FREE to attend and food is provided. Why not bring your friends or youth group along?

To contact us and find out more emailblaby@thejitty.com Tweet us @BDYCVoice or Followwww.facebook.com/BDYCVoice or call 0116 2727669

Blaby District Youth Council – listening to you, working with you, to make our lives better. Email:blaby@thejitty.com


2013 Youth Voice Event

Blaby District Youth Council are inviting young people from Enderby and across the Blaby District to help plan and organise an event that will take place early next year.

The aim of the event is to help Young People understand how they can have their voices heard via the multi levels of democracy, and how they can get involved in their local communities and make a difference as well as having lots of fun activities to get involved in.

The Youth Council want to involve young people from across the social spectrum in the planning and organisation of this event to help make it fun and relevant to young people’s needs.

Do you know of any young people that may benefit from being involved in such a project? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Blaby District Youth Council meet on the last Monday of every month, as detailed below and take place at in the Council Chamber, Blaby District Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough. LE19 2EP from 6.30 – 8.30pm Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:

Monday 28th January 2013


To find out more, please contact Darren Walker on 07720 678269 or email darren@communityap.org.uk

To keep up to date with the youth council, follow @BDYCVoice on Twitter