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Voices

Welcome to our 'Voices' section! Here you'll find great guest posts from our young people, friends of Groundwork Youth, and Groundwork partners! Hear from our amazing Youth Advisory Board, our awesome Young Green Ambassadors, the Groundwork Youth team, and other people in our broad network exploring topics close to the hearts of 16-24 year olds today, from mental wellbeing and the environment to social mobility and youth-led action.

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Meet the Progress Partner: Positive Youth Foundation

'From working on this programme young people definitely inspire me. Some of the young people I have worked with are so talented, funny, creative and resilient.'

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Is it worth it? Why volunteering and adding to your CV matters

Our comms volunteer Hannah reflects on her time working at Groundwork UK and why volunteering and apprenticeships are a helpful boost to any CV.

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Meet the Progress Partner: Voluntary Action Coventry

'There needs to be the people, activities, opportunities, and experiences out there to show young people that they DO have what it takes and that they can succeed.'

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'Meet a...' PR and Communications Officer: Stacey Aplin

'Always treat people the way you want to be treated and be a good egg.' - Meet Groundwork's PR and Communications Officer, Stacey Aplin. We talk work placements at uni, first jobs, reading and writing and role models. 'Meet a...' is Groundwork Youth Hub's new careers series aiming to highlight the people behind the job titles and introduce you to a range of roles inside and outside of Groundwor...

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'Meet a...' Campaigns Officer: Siana Bangura

'There will be things you want and you don’t get and plans you make that won’t work out but don’t give up. All those things afford you great opportunities for learning and growth, getting you closer to your goals.' - Meet our Campaigns Officer, Siana Bangura. We talk Cambridge, creative freelancing and why more young people should explore apprenticeships. 'Meet a...' is Groundwork Youth Hub's n...

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Women’s history month: powerful women who inspire me

Groundwork Young Green Ambassador and Women’s officer for Bridgwater and West Somerset Young Labour, Sadie Trent celebrated Women's Month by sharing the five women who have inspired her.

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‘Meet at…’ Senior Programmes Assistant: Joe Osborne

'When I went to university I just studied the course I was doing and didn’t attempt to get any experience until I left and I had to get a job – then I spent years doing jobs that didn’t excite me. Don’t be afraid to try new things.' 'Meet a...' is Groundwork Youth Hub's new careers series aiming to highlight the people behind the job titles and introduce you to a range of roles inside and outside...

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‘Meet a…’ Chief Executive: Graham Duxbury

'The one piece of advice that I follow is make sure that you are doing something that you are really passionate about and believe. That way, when things are going wrong, you have that job satisfaction that you are doing something worthwhile.' - Meet our CEO, Graham! 'Meet a...' is Groundwork Youth Hub's new careers series aiming to highlight the people behind the job titles and introduce you to a...

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'Meet a...' Head of Contracts: Andy Harrison

'People lead varied and interesting paths to where ever they end up. It’s important to like what you do if you can possibly achieve that as you spend too much time at work to be miserable.' 'Meet a...' is Groundwork Youth Hub's new careers series aiming to highlight the people behind the job titles and introduce you to a range of roles inside and outside of Groundwork.

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Meet the Progress Partner: Innovating Minds CIC

'Each young person is on their own unique journey and where it’ll take you is always different and a surprise, that is part of the joy of my job.'

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'Meet a...' Director of Partnership and Programmes: Sarah Reece-Mills

'It’s important to live by the rule that everyone is entitled to an opinion – it doesn’t matter to me what role someone is in. Everyone has a value to an organisation and it’s important that each person is listened to.' 'Meet a...' is Groundwork Youth Hub's new careers series aiming to highlight the people behind the job titles and introduce you to a range of roles inside and outside of Groundwor...

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Young Green Ambassador Ross Levy is doing the Great North Run!

'Groundwork's work resonates with a lot of what I have expressed a great interest and passion in for a number of years - such as bringing out the best in young people and building stronger communities.' Young Green Ambassador Ross Levy is taking on the Great North Run in September to raise funds for Groundwork! Find out more and support him!

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