I am holding a Young Leadership Programme for the first time, drawing participants from the constituency. This leadership programme will be a great opportunity to get direct experience of politics, law, media and public affairs.

Participants aged between 18 and 24 will develop key skills for future involvement in politics as well as other sectors. There will also be opportunities to meet high profile figures from the Labour Party.

The programme will run for a week over early-mid June 2019.

The week will consist of gaining an insight into the workings of an MPs office, understanding local and national politics, political campaigns, group exercises, and a visit to Parliament. It will aim to highlight the importance of Equality and Diversity in Leadership.

The participants will then graduate at the end of the week!

The Programme will seek to develop the following skills in politics, activism and engagement and show leadership in multiple sectors such as Education, Media, the Judiciary, Charity and of course in Politics.

All candidates must be aged between 18-24 and available for every weekday for the duration of the scheme. A keen interest in Politics would be preferred.

There is no cost to participants, although you’ll need to arrange you own travel to the constituency office.

You do not have to a member of the Labour Party to participate.

Application Details:

To register your interest in the Young Leadership Programme, please send me a letter of application with a CV by email to Afzal.khan.mp@parliament.uk

Deadline for applications: 30th April 2019


Criteria   Essential Desirable


Skills required Ability to work as part of a team; Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and to meet deadlines; Good numeracy skills; A willingness to learn. Good communication skills, both verbal and written; Confident IT use; Good organisational skills


Attainment No formal qualifications are required. A range of skills and experiences that show a broad interest in community issues and political interest.


Practical details You must be between 18 and 24 years of age on the first day of the course. You must be available for the whole period and be an active participant throughout.


Priority will be given to those living in Manchester Gorton, and of working class and BAME backgrounds.
Disposition Enthusiastic/self-starter; Hard working; Community-minded with a commitment to social justice and public service; Willingness to learn and adapt to new ideas; Able to be responsible for yourself and support others; Able to work with a diverse group of people and recognise the best qualities in others.
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