The Youth Select Committee is a British Youth Council initiative, supported by the House of Commons. The eleven committee members are aged 11-18 and include two Members of the UK Youth Parliament (MYPs), two youth councillors, a Young Mayor, one elected representative from each of the devolved nations and three reserved seats.

This year's Youth Select Committee will focus on work experience, which was voted in the top three issues by young people in the Make Your Mark ballot.

Work experience gives young people the opportunity to develop themselves, hobbies and potential career paths. Young people, however, have said that knowing where to find work experience can be a challenge. This inquiry will explore barriers preventing young people from accessing work experience and what is and isn’t currently available for all young people in the UK.

the evidence behind the enquiry

Find out more about the previous inquiries led by the British Youth Council's Youth Select Committee.


Committee Members and Staff Contact Details

Youth Select Committee
British Youth Council
CAN Mezzanine
49-51 East Road
London N1 6AH

General information

Francesca Danmole, Senior Campaign & Policy Officer at the British Youth Council on 020 7250 8374 or email

Press and Publicity information

Members of the press with enquiries should contact Rhammel Afflick, Communications & Media Officer, British Youth Council, on 020 7250 8376 or; Paul Connolly, House of Commons Media Relations Officer, on 020 7219 1493 or