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Take on a young person for a day
Monday 18th November, 2013

Young people are being given the chance to experience the world of work for a day thanks to Wigan Borough organisations.

The Children’s Commissioner Takeover Day is a national event, taking place on Friday 22 November. In Wigan Borough, it is being led by Wigan Council’s Voice and Engagement team, who are helping young people and children jump into the shoes of adults and get involved with the decision-making processes of organisations and offer fresh ideas to their work place.

The day is designed to break down barriers between generations and encourage children to be active in the community. Wigan Council and a number of borough organisations have already signed up to the event, and there are opportunities for more businesses across every sector to take part.

The event is flexible and can be tailored to suit the needs of any organisation, and guidance, resources and support will be provided to help employers get the most out of the day.

Councillor Susan Loudon, Wigan Council cabinet member for children and young people, said: “It is very important that children and young people in Wigan Borough have opportunities to be in a working environment. I always take part in the day and I’m looking forward to working with a young person and helping them gain work experience.

“The Takeover Day doesn’t just benefit young people - it also benefits the organisation they work for. I have been delighted at the response we have received across the borough so far for this exciting initiative and it would be great if more organisations sign up to this.”

If your organisation wants to take part in the day, contact Amy Calter on 01942 487071 or email A.Calter@wiganmbc.gov.uk.

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