What is JCI?
JCI is a global, not-for-profit organisation for 18 to 40 year olds, run by its members for its members.
JCI’s mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. JCI members are from many different backgrounds, cultures and professions, but all share common values and passion to develop themselves and support and improve their communities.
Through workshops, projects and organisational boards, members are able to gain practical experience not always available in their work environments.
They can develop new skills outside their usual day-to-day experience, take on leadership positions years ahead of when they might be offered in the workplace and learn from people with different personalities, perspectives and experiences.
JCI events offer a open and supportive environment, where members are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones, experiment and learn by doing.
What is their commitment to the Young Person's Guarantee?
To help ensure young professionals hit by the impact of Covid-19 & unemployment can benefit from 1 year of professional development opportunities.
The commitment is to provide 6 fully funded membership places. This will give each successful applicant the benefit of 12 months of membership to JCI Manchester and the wider JCI UK network. Applicants can choose how they want to engage with the network in terms of area of focus; personal development, community, business and/or international.
The memberships have been kindly supported by JCI corporate members:
- Brewin Dolphin
- Hall Brown
Who can apply?
The commitment is open to any young people, over the age of 18, from across Greater Manchester. Applications are particularly welcome from any young professionals who are currently unemployed.
Is it for me?
JCI Manchester past president, Rachael Shah, has shared blogs on her learnings from being involved in JCI as a board member. This gives you a flavours of the practical skills you can learn.
More examples of training events and activities can be seen on the blog.
How do you apply?
A special application form has been set up here.