Apply to be on the first Youth Select Committee 28th February 2012

Citizenship Education  |  Make youth activities affordable  |  Our minds matter  |  Transport

  • Do you want to take part in an exciting new pilot project that will change things for young people
  • Are you aged 11 to 18, resident in the UK and able to volunteer your time on the dates as stated in the application
  • Successful candidates will have an interest in youth representation, and democracy


Then apply to be on the first “Youth Select Committee” whose first topic will be “safe, affordable and accessible transport for young people”, which has been chosen by the majority of the UKs youth representatives in the UK Youth Parliament and the British Youth Council.

You will join a panel of ten young people who will take and hear evidence before writing a report with recommendations to the Government. It will meet in one of the Committee rooms in the House of Commons in July 2012. So you will need to be able to commit to the dates outlined in the application form and be willing to volunteer about 2 hours a week to take part until September 2012.  All expenses covered and you will get a certificate of participation, insight into Parliament and your experience will be accredited learning through the BYC Youth Voice Award.

Your application form needs to be returned by the 15th March and will be assessed on 17th March.  Please be aware that you may be called for a personal or telephone interview on that day, so keep 17th March free if applying?

Download these documents for more details:

Select Committee Advert

Youth Select Committee Pilot – Brief

Select Committee Application Form

For an informal discussion and further details, please contact:

Paul Boskett MBE, Youth Democracy Manager at the British Youth Council.     or  ring on       07507 639788