Career-experienced people: meet Jamie, a care-experienced Executive at Rolls-Royce

  We’ve created #CEP, a monthly spotlight on care experienced people and their careers. Throughout the coming months we’ll be platforming people with care experience and the brilliant careers they’ve created for themselves, and sharing their career advice to inspire the next generation of care leavers. Meet Jamie, a care-experienced Manufacturing Services Executive at Rolls-Royce. […]

The IMO podcast, series 2 episode 4: Zara’s story

The IMO Podcast is a series of open and honest conversations with care leavers that gives a voice to the diverse experiences that make up the care population. Each episode we invite someone who’s been in care to talk about anything they like. It’s an opportunity to hear the voices of people who often don’t get […]

What I wish I’d known before becoming a care-experienced social worker

This blog was written by Steven, a care-experienced social worker and IMO contributor. For more insights into social work and the care system, follow Steven on Twitter. I’ve been involved with social workers since the day I was born. I first started to think about pursuing a career in social work whilst studying my undergraduate […]

Planting the seed: going to university as a care leaver

When I went in to care, I was attending a grammar school sixth form that was obsessed with Oxbridge. If you didn’t go to Oxbridge then you were to attend a Redbrick university at the least.  Nobody seemed to have dealt with a student being taken into care before. Teachers would stop me in the […]

Making the jump from care to college

Blogger, YouTuber and care leaver Jojo shares his experience of getting the keys to his own place and living independently at 16. In this video, he shares his top tips for moving out and attending college, including how to combat loneliness, where to access support, and how to plan ahead for your dream job. Follow […]

Get a paid internship in the Civil Service

Do you want to work and gain experience supporting a government department near to where you live? The 2019 Civil Service Care Leaver Internship scheme is now accepting applications, and provide paid internships at two levels; Administrative Officer (typical salary £17,400 per annum); you will be working in a supporting administrative role with no line […]

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