Brent Council is the Young Local Authority
of the Year 2015

Brent Council, represented by Kaya Chatterji and Susanna Tamimi, won the tenth annual Local Authority of the Year competition at Lancaster for ‘an intellectually mature, stylish paper presenting a logical, exceptionally well-argued case for lowering the voting age to 16′.

Kaya is part of the National Graduate Development Programme at Brent, where she currently works in HR.  Originally from Scotland, she has lived in London since graduating four years ago. Susanna is the apprenticeship lead in the employment and enterprise team at Brent. Originally from Italy, she spent five years working and volunteering with a variety of organisations in England, Syria, Palestine, Libya, and Italy before joining the council.

Wigan Council was named runner-up Young Local Authority of the Year. Its team 1, Bob Allen and Claire Whittle, presented an ‘in-depth examination of the problems we have now, and will have in the future, because most Brits don’t learn to speak a foreign language’. The adjudicators highly praised their delightful team-work and word-perfect delivery.

Bob, who was born and raised in Wigan, joined the council as a graduate trainee after graduation from Lancaster University last year. Claire is a project officer in the council’s human resources department.

Oxford City Council (Helen Burkhalter and Luke Nipen) was highly commended and Cheshire West and Chester Council (Rob Butler and Bethan Meredith) won a commendation.

Twenty-eight teams from all over Britain took part in the prestigious competition.

Runner-up: Wigan Council; Highly Commended: Oxford City Council; Commended: Cheshire West and Chester Council

Lancaster in June: it’s the 2015 Young England and Wales Programme

Lancaster in June will again set the scene for this major event in the Young UK and Ireland Programme calendar. Delegates from the public sector, professional bodies and other organisations will gather together for four days of lively discussion, engaging group work and fascinating speakers unfolding their life stories.

Developing communication skills, inspiring confidence and broadening horizons are top of the agenda, as always in this hugely enjoyable event.

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March: first Young Scotland Programme of 2015

Twenty-five delegates will be taking part in the first Young Scotland Programme of 2015. They will represent the following organisations:

Aberdeen Asset Management, Alliance Trust plc, Borders College, Clydesdale Bank, Department for Work and Pensions, East Renfrewshire Council, Edinburgh Napier University, Forth Ports, Glasgow Kelvin College, NHS Borders, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Health Scotland, NHS National Services, NHS National Waiting Times Centre, Roslin Institute, Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture, Scottish Friendly, Scottish Qualifications Authority, South Ayrshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council, Spirit AeroSystems (Europe), STUC, University of St Andrews, VisitScotland

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