“Promoting and inspiring young talent from all backgrounds to engage in the politics and civil society strengthens political participation and our democratic process. The Patchwork Foundation is due enormous credit for their work in encouraging the positive integration of underrepresented communities and I am pleased to have been able to support the Foundation over the years as they have grown from strength to strength.”
This unique programme provides young individuals with the opportunity to hone and develop their political knowledge and skills, whilst learning from experts within the political sector.
Successful candidates will get exclusive access to decision-makers, politicians and journalists whose places of work spans Westminster, Whitehall and beyond.
Masterclass topics will include political campaigning, broadcast media and politics, civil service careers, leadership and policy amongst others. Previous graduates have gone on to have fantastic careers in the Civil Service, Parliament and NGOs.
Previous Masterclass tutors have included:
- Rt Hon David Cameron, former Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party
- Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, former Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrat Party
- Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, former leader of the Labour Party
- Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party
- Jennie Formby, Former General Secretary of the Labour Party
- Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice
- Sir Mark Sedwill, Former Cabinet Secretary
- Mishal Hussain, BBC Journalist
- Theo Usherwood, Political Editor at LBC
If you have any queries, please email [email protected]
Deadline to apply: 11:59pm Sunday 12th December 2021
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