*We have extended applications for this programme until 23:59 on 18th November*

We are delighted to launch our ‘Pathways into Politics’ programme which provides an opportunity for 18-30 year old Muslims from Huddersfield, Batley, Dewsbury, Manchester, Bradford and Bolton to develop political literacy, leadership and communication skills and to learn from political leaders from a range of backgrounds.

We are looking for young leaders and change makers within their communities, whatever stage of their career they may currently be in, with a genuine interest in political issues who may benefit from this development prospect.

The first part of the programme, provisionally planned for 11-12th February 2020, will consist of a 2-day free residential stay in London for up to 10 individuals, including travel, accommodation and food, involving a series of activities which are designed to develop leadership and communication skills and political literacy. Speakers will include local and national politicians, journalists, members of civil society organisations and others.

The second part of the programme will seek to seed these participants into mentorship positions with MPs, councillors and other relevant individuals to offer further opportunities for growth.

To apply, please attach a copy of the application form, as well as a CV, and send to applications@forward-thinking.org to apply with the subject line ‘2019 Pathways into Politics Application’ by 23:59 on the 18th November. Both the application form and a flyer containing background information on the process can be downloaded here:

Pathways Into Politics – Background

Pathways into Politics Application Form(please note that clicking this link will automatically download the application form in word)

This is a competitive process for up to 10 individuals and you will be assessed on the strength of your application.

If you have any further questions on this opportunity before applying to the role please contact maisie.cook@forward-thinking.org