Gain work experience
Trailblazers supports work experience at the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign HQ.
The City Bridge Trust, The City of London Corporation's Charity, has generously agreed to help us support 30 Trailblazers and other young disabled people in London to work experience placements within the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
Since 2008 Trailblazers campaigners have carried out informal volunteering placements and played an enormous part in the success of our campaigns and network development. Many Trailblazers who have volunteered with us have then gone on to find full and part time employment, partly as a result of the work they have done with us.
With the support of City Bridge Trust we are now able to offer more work experience opportunities on our Trailblazers campaigns as well as with other departments within the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, including:
- Corporate fundraising
- Digital team
- Direct marketing
- Events fundraising
- Information Technology
- Policy and Campaigns
- Press and Communications
- Trusts fundraising
Young disabled people like me sometimes struggle to not only get a job but also get work experience. Since I joined Trailblazers and came in to the MDC office I've worked with the events fundraising team on my own ideas, developed my IT skills on databases and word processing, recruited and advised other Trailblazers, as well as helping to develop the Trailblazers website and other publications.
Stephen Liney, Trailblazers South East Ambassador
I've been coming in twice a week for the last month on days when I don't have lectures at university. The staff here are very friendly and welcoming. Even though we're serious about what we do, that doesn't mean we can't have good fun doing it.
James Lee, Trailblazers London Ambassador
If you would like to find out more about these work experience placements please do get in touch and find out how you can get involved, build up your CV and get your career up and running.