Future Voices: Takeover Day - We have takeover... here is what happened

Brandon Lewis MP with students Chloe Hunt and Fleur Curson with staff from Inspired Youth for Takeov

Brandon Lewis MP with students Chloe Hunt and Fleur Curson with staff from Inspired Youth for Takeover Day - Credit: Archant

Young people all over Norfolk took part on November 21 in a national event called Takeover Day, when young people can become the boss of a company for a day, find out how the company works, learn new skills and maybe even secure a job in the future.

Over 100 young people got involved for the day and worked with a range of organisations, including Norfolk County Council, the EDP, Future Radio, NORSE, Lambda Films and the Fire and Rescue Service. Young people also spent the afternoon debating some big issues facing young people with councillors.

I took part and was based with First Eastern Counties. We had the privilege of being driven around Norwich in a brand new bus by the Business Manager of First Eastern counties, Chris Speed, who was a wonderful driver and one of our great hosts. Our day also included tours of their Landsworth Road depot and Roundtree Way engineering depot before visiting Castle Meadow. What did you get out of the day? What did you learn?

There was a lot of use of the twitter hashtag #TakeoverDay. Emily said on twitter '#TakeoverDay it's been good today with NCC, working with @the_tim0thee on Early Help in Nflk & 3 different debates! :)'

Another Emily, who was with Norfolk County Council's marketing and communications team, commented on twitter '@FutureVoicesNfk such a great and well organised day! Got the opportunity to work with new people and learn loads of new skills'.


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Grace, 14, from Wymondham College spent the day with Mike Britch Managing Director NPS Group told us 'I've learnt more today than I have in two weeks at school! Something like this really prepares you for what it's like in the workplace. I liked that I got to give my opinion in meetings and really join in with the discussions.'

If you would like to find out about other projects like Takeover Day follow us on Twitter @FutureVoicesNfk or visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/getinvolved.

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Connor Lake, 15, Dereham

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