The Future of Work is Human…

By Oliver Sylvester-Bradley on 16 May 2016 - 17:06

As part of their work experience programme, Jericho Chambers and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) are looking for people aged 17-21 to give their views on the future of work.

Between 26th July and 11th August 2016, contributors will be involved in conversations with the people shaping future working models. They will be working together with MPs, business-leaders, academics and recruiters, including: Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD; Robert Phillips, Christine Armstrong and Jules Peck, co-founders, Jericho Chambers; Jane Storm, HR Director, Tesco; Tristram Hunt MP, and Roger Steare, Corporate Philosopher.

The work experience programme includes ‘research trips’ to a variety of companies and institutions, including Bank of England and Houses of Parliament.

Contributors’ voices will represent young people entering the world of work, forming an important part of a wider debate being organised by Jericho and CIPD.

They want to know your ideas for making the world of work a better place.

Working from Jericho Chambers’ offices in Clerkenwell, or CIPD offices in Wimbledon, at the end of the three weeks, contributors will present their thoughts in the form of a blogpost, video and short presentation to experts. Outputs will be published on a web platform. Authors of the best projects will have the opportunity to present their ideas at a Future of Work Big Tent event in October 2016.

Contributors’ ideas will be heard by a wide audience and are bound to impact the debate. The work contributors do as part of the programme can be readily shared with future employers.

Jericho Chambers will cover the cost of lunch and travel to and from their offices.

To apply, please send an email to .

Candidates will need to send a CV or a short description of themselves, as well as a short article (no more than 700 words) on one of the following questions:

- What trends will positively shape the future of work?
- Why do people go to work?
- Describe the ideal workplace of the future.

Please send applications by Monday 20th June.