The Opportunity Bank

The Life Chances, Service Design, and Digital team are currently working together to develop a new work experience platform, the Opportunity Bank, to connect young people in Waltham Forest to opportunities with employers in the borough and beyond. Based on feedback from young people from our inaugural Big Youth Conversation in 2018, and again in 2019 – we have listened to young people who told us that they felt work experience would be key to them achieving their goals. 

To make sure young people are at the heart of the design of the platform, we have run workshops and 1-2-1 user testing with over 150 young people over the development process with schools, in our alternative provisions, with our care leavers and in youth clubs to make sure we continue to listen and respond to young people’s needs.

If you’d like your young people to be part of the design and development process please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Life Chances Team.

More information will follow in the New Year.