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Generation Innovation 2023 Work Experience Programme

Start Date: June 13, 2023 - End Date: June 29, 2023

Location: Northern Ireland

Generation Innovation is a one-of-a-kind work experience programme designed to empower, enable, and upskill young people for the workplace of tomorrow. With its foundations grounded in the principles of Design Thinking, Generation Innovation is a programme that gives young people a real-world working experience with some of the most innovative companies making a dent in the universe.

This programme is for all 17-18-year-olds interested in accelerating their career development, gaining awareness of the skills needed for tomorrow’s world, and building an innovation mindset through Design Thinking training.

During the programme, students will be paired with innovative employers, such as Coca-Cola, FinTru or EY, and will learn how to work as part of a new team. Their skills will be put to the test to solve a real-life company challenge, developing a solution before pitching it to the partner company and fellow peers.

Dates & Locations

The 2023 programme will involve 600 students this June for 3 in-person events.

Option 1:

13th – 16th June | Derry-Londonderry, The Guildhall

Option 2:
19th – 23rd June | Belfast, Catalyst, Queen’s Road

Option 3:
26th – 29th June | Dungannon, The Junction

Apply to only one location


Why apply?

  • Hosted in-person

  • Receive free limited edition apparel merchandise and win extra prizes

  • Free to attend

  • Access to the Generation Innovation Alumni network

  • Learn in a fun, energetic, and highly engaging way that’ll inspire and empower you for the future

  • Accelerate your development by learning about exciting future career prospects

  • Work with some of Northern Ireland’s most exciting and innovative companies

  • Receive training from expert facilitators

  • Have fun and meet other young people!

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