Work Experience

In 2019, we embarked on a partnership with Speakers for Schools to help level the playing field for state school and college students. Throughout the year, we provided high-quality week-long work experience placements to four students without family or school links to work experience opportunities. We strive to support young people entering the voluntary sector.



“I was able to attend meetings and see first hand how the team works together to continue Jo’s legacy, develop its strategy and forge partnerships, notably to promote the empowerment of women. Overall, I can honestly say that my time at The Jo Cox Foundation opened up a world of opportunities to me in the charity sector and I am considering a role in the future that involves volunteering, campaigning and creating partnerships to help people in any way I can.” - Bukky Olajedi, Stationers’ Crown Wood School, Bexley



Bukky Olajedi joined us for a week in April 2019 through the Speakers for Schools and through their S4SNextGen programme. Read her blog about her experience at the Jo Cox Foundation.

Read Bukky's Blog



“Working with you this past week has been a wonderful experience and has given me a great insight into charity work. Thanks to you I’m adamant on having charity and politics in my future. You’ve also set the bar very high for my next work experience. You have inspired me greatly and your work at the Foundation is extremely admirable.” - Judy Khalifa, Brentside High School, Ealing


“I was in Year 12 at the time, having had a year out of school in 2017 due to illness. My self esteem was low and I didn’t know what I wanted to do in the future. Needless to say, the work experience changed my life. The connections I made on my work experience have helped me exponentially and I now feel so hopeful for the future.” - Emily, Billericay School, Essex




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