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The Next Step

How can I join the panel?

Want to be part of The Next Step? Just fill out our brief online application form.

About the Panel

Are you 16-24 and live in the Braintree District?  Do you want your opinion to count and help influence changes in our district in the future?  Then join 'The Next Step' panel for the Braintree District and let us know what you think!

Once or twice a year we will send you a short survey.

Your comments will be used to help influence and make decisions about things in the District.

What's in it for me?

Taking part in the group will bring you many benefits such as:

  • Being the voice for Braintree District's young people
  • Share ideas with other young people
  • Gain experience and learn about other people's views
  • Being on a panel looks great on a CV, and gives you something to talk about in interviews.
  • Making a difference to your local area

By signing up you will be entered into a prize draw to win £25, incentive ends 31st December 201

What we're doing to help young people already

We engage with young people (16-24) who are unfortunately not in education, employment or training. Our aim is to encourage them to talk to us, so we can listen to their opinions and experiences on what it's like to be in this position.

We also run an Apprenticeship programme here at the Council. Our apprentices work on exciting projects within departments such as Planning, Town Regeneration, Community Safety, IT and Marketing & Communcations.

Who can take part?

Anyone can join between the ages of 16-24 years old, who live within the Braintree District.

To help us build a picture of the young people in our district we need to ask a few details about you - so please fill in our application form.

How we will use your information

The information which you give when completing your application form will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of administering 'The Next Step' panel.

The Council may share your information with other organisations for the prevention and detection of a crime including fraud protection or because the Council is required by law to do so.

The Council may also like to send you information about other services of the Council, including opportunities to participate in surveys and discussion / focus groups.  If you agree to be contacted in this way, please tick the relevant box on the application form.

Please go to Council's Privacy Policy  for further information on how your information could be used and your rights to access information held by the Council.