Callum Penny, 21, from Norwich, is an extremely motivated personality that has a passion to help young people into careers and further education. He is currently an apprentice for Aviva and has experience with meeting senior members within the young people’s careers sector. Following a meeting with Chloe Smith MP to discuss the areas of employment in Norwich, he went on to meet the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP, to discuss his experiences as an apprentice. Callum is very excited to join the Work Experience Action Group as he believes that work experience has mass potential to help young people across the country decide which career path they want to take.
Diana Scutelnicu, 25, studied Media and Communications at Coventry University. She is currently working at The Careers & Enterprise Company where she helps inspire and prepare young people for the world of work. During her time at Coventry University, she also completed multiple work experience opportunities that gave her an insight into working life within the media industry. As part of her second year ‘Work Experience’ module she was able to volunteer as a Production Assistant for an annual conference and worked on the East Asian Film Festival, both held at Coventry University.
Dominic Jones, 17, from Barnsley, Yorkshire, is in his final year of A-Levels studying Politics, History and Sociology. Dominic has been involved in youth voice since 2015, holding various roles including Youth Councillor, Member of Youth Parliament and member of his regional Steering Group. Last year, Dominic also served as a member on the Youth Select Committee that investigated barriers to work experience. Given his experience in a range of work placements - both positive and constructive, he is pleased to be a member of the Work Experience Action Group to allow the voice of young people to further shape policy and decision making on this issue.