Competition offers unique chance to work with West Ham’s Karren Brady, TV presenter Jameela Jamil or visit the Facebook HQ in California
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Teenagers are being offered a once in a life time opportunity to work with West Ham United’s vice chair Karren Brady, travel to the Facebook HQ in California or become a broadcast presenter with Jameela Jamil.
The work experience competition being launched today by LifeSkills has prizes which include a chance to learn from some of the most successful leaders in business, media and sports globally.
The contest, open to 14 to 19-year-olds in London, is being launched by LifeSkills Ambassadors Karren Brady, Jameela Jamil and Thea Green.
Ms Brady, said: “I couldn’t have got to where I am today without the work experiences I had early on in my career. They taught me what I was good at and the skills I needed to get ahead.”
The contest is part of LifeSkills, created with Barclays, a curriculum linked programme aiming by 2015 to equip one million young people with the skills they need for work and connect them with work experience opportunities.
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The prizes include working with Karren Brady, also known from the TV programme the The Apprentice; travelling to the Facebook HQ in California and learning what it takes to run the social network; becoming a broadcast presenter with Jameela Jamil, producing a broadcast package with a film crew from ITN Productions, shadowing a Barclays Premier League manager, and learning how to launch a product with Thea Green, Founder of Nails Inc.
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