LEARN FAST IN THE REAL WORLD
Social leadership isn’t easy, it takes guts, heart and brains. There is so much to learn from the tools of business to social design methods – and it all starts here. “University was challenging but Year Here stretched muscles I didn't even know I had. My worldview has opened up.” Indie Shergill, 2013 Fellow.
BUILD A POWERFUL NETWORK
All 12 of our 2013 fellows Agree or Strongly Agree that their professional network is bigger and more useful. “It’s amazing to be able to call Sophie Howarth – a woman who has set up award-winning social enterprises and advised the Prime Minister on community development – a friend.” Michael Simpson, 2013 Fellow.
HAVE A TANGIBLE IMPACT
Year Here is grounded in ordinary people’s daily realities, giving you insight and a legitimacy that many of today’s leaders lack. “For me, it wasn’t about another think tank internship. I wanted to do something in the real world. If I ever become a leader, I want to know what I’m talking about”, Louise Ellaway, 2013 Fellow
MAKE SERIOUS CAREER PROGRESS
Your career matters. It’s your vehicle for social impact. “Year Here is like a ticket to a great career in this sector – more so than any other masters or internship, I think. It's because of all that I learned and everyone that I met, in such a short space of time, that I am where I am now.” Vanessa Lefton, 2013 Fellow
DEVELOP INSIGHT AND LEGITIMACY
Serving at the frontline of Britain’s social service means working with people who face the toughest barriers and need the most support. “Despite being early on in my career path, Year Here gave me the chance to make a difference to the lives of the people in my placement.” Shoaib Mastan, 2013 Fellow.
COME ALIVE WITH POSSIBILITY
Year Here will help you realise that you are capable of moulding society in a myriad of creative and entrepreneurial ways. “I can see now that the possibilities really are endless. And I’ve graduated with the confidence to pursue audacious goals for social change.” Nadia Daghistani, 2013 Fellow.