As a senior professional, you can play a vital role in bridging the gap between employers and young people through senior-level engagement with a local school. The challenges many young people face when they transition from education to work are well documented and one way to overcome them is for their to be better connections between education providers and employers in their local area.

We believe that CIPD members have lots to offer to local schools, and their are a number of initiatives that allow you to give back, whilst also developing your leadership skills and strategic thinking.

Become an Academy Ambassador

Academies are changing education as they strive to balance autonomy with accountability. Can you provide around 8 hours per month or more leadership to a local Academy Trust?

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Become a CIPD volunteer

Use your experience as a HR or L&D professional to make an impact to our community and wider society by volunteering for one of the exciting programmes supported by the CIPD

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