Trade union activists discuss issues affecting young workers
Jess Hurd
Future Leaders Programme 2019: TUC South West
Event details
Fri 19 Jul 2019 - 11:00 to Sat 30 Nov 2019 - 18:00
South West
United Kingdom
See application for details

Are you keen to make a difference at work? Want to learn how to run an effective campaign, using new innovative tools whilst building up your skills in leadership? 

For the first time ever, the TUC South West have developed an exciting and unique training opportunity for a group of young trade union members to participate in our Aspiring Leaders Programme.

The course will bring union-sponsored participants together to learn about and develop their skills to help them become the leaders and activists of tomorrow. 

The Programme will include:  

  • Opportunities and workshops to develop a wide understanding of the issues affecting workers - from exploitative 'internships' and zero hour contracts, to minimum wage theft and harassment at work. 

  • Workshops on effective organising, modern methods of campaigning and understanding different types of leadership that will culminate into creating their own game-changing campaign launched in November. Participants will also have the chance to build their own voice in an issue affecting workers in modern Britain and raise their profile within the trade union movement. 

  • A five day visit to Kirkel in Germany sponsored by Ver.di, one of the largest unions in Germany. The itinerary will support the Leaders to build international solidarity, but also learn and understand alternative models of trade unionism, engagement and organising training, as well as make comparisons with employment laws that will add much greater depth to the learning Programme. More information will be provided as details are confirmed. 

The Programme is open to all young members from TUC affiliated unions. 

 Dates for the Programme

Female writing on whiteboard

  • Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival (19-21st July)
  • Thursday 15th August  (central Bristol) 
  • Monday 9th - Friday 13th September - Germany
  • November – Day of action tbc 

How do I apply?

If you would like to apply for this course,  please complete the application form and return to the TUC South West either by email or posted to the TUC South West office. 

Please ensure that you confirm sponsorship from your union and/or sponsoring branch prior to sending in your application as we will need the details before we can confirm applicants' success. 

Don't forget the deadline to submit the form to the TUC South West is 12noon, Friday 28th June 2019. 

To nominate a member, or express an interest, please email: with your/their:

  • full name,
  • trade union and position (if applicable)
  • email address or postal address

For further information, or to find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in ask:

Future Leaders Programme 2019: TUC South West
South West
United Kingdom