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Corps Member, Deutsche Bank at City Year

Application Advice: Fantastic & rare opportunity to develop yourself. It's all about your improvement and how you can make a bigger contribution to the world, by dedicating just a year to yourself.

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to be passionate.

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Corps Member, at City Year

Application Advice: Make sure you have spoken to someone who has done the year's service. It has been a lot different to what I expected.

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Corps Member, Team Idealism at City Year

Application Advice: In the application, you should put all of your experiences down as they may all be relevant in some way.

Interview Advice: Show your drive and passion for change.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Volunteering

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Corps Member, at City Year

Application Advice: It's a unique opportunity to volunteer, gain great experience and develop yourself as a person. Don't be put off by the length of the position, it's worth it for the experience and everything you gain from it. Show your passion for helping children and your belief in City Year's ethos.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to show your passion for the cause and for improving education. Also make sure to show as much initiative in the group activity as you can, and take note of what you're doing so you know what it is you are learning and showing through the activities. Most importantly, be calm, professional and yourself, and don't sell yourself short.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Volunteering

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Corps Member, at City Year

Application Advice: Be honestly passionate about the role as it is incredibly important to be able to cope with the pressures of the position considering the lack of money offered. Demonstrate past relevant experiences and dedication (work with children, leadership roles, charity work etc)

Interview Advice: Take time to think through your answers - the interview is quite long (about an hour) so there is more time to get to know you and ensure you are right for the position. Some questions asked - what school was like for you? what charity work have you done? have you ever led a team? what would team members say were your best/worst leadership qualities? how do you deal with conflict? how would you deal with disciplining children?

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Volunteering

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Corps Member, at City Year

Application Advice: Use the website and see what it is really about and use the examples on the website to fit your current experience

Interview Advice: Look at the website Try to attend an open day to meet current corps members Be bold but be yourself

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Volunteering

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Corps Member, Unity at City Year

Application Advice: Do their research about what the job has to offer and the job specification.

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mentor/role-model, birmingham at City Year

Application Advice: Give it a go! Just be honest and tell the truth

Interview Advice: relax and take it easy, they are really nice people!

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Volunteering

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Corps Member, Manchester at City Year

Application Advice: If you want to make a difference and learn about yourself than this is the right role for you. Just be honest, City Year truly seem able to recognise passion and commitment to a cause and value this above all else.

Interview Advice: The interview for City Year is quite intense, but this is because they want those who will fit in perfectly to the ethos of the company. If you will fit into the team and they feel you can make a difference then you will be hired.

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Corps Member, at City Year

Application Advice: Try to attend an open evening and talk to as many people who have done the programme as possible before applying.

Interview Advice: Make sure you research City Year so you go in to the interview knowing what City Year is. Show your passion for working with young people and go in with evidence of when you have worked with young people or at least an idea of what you would do if you were in common situations that happen in school. Also be prepared to say what you feel you could get out of the programme (how it fits into your future career path, skills that made need develop)

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Volunteering

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Corps Member, Educational Youth Charity at City Year

Application Advice: If you are going to apply for City Year you need to be dedicated and really want to help young adults and to understand that if you get the role, change happens and sometimes you need to give everything a chance!

Interview Advice: I was asked why I wanted to help young adults and what I wanted to achieve when I got to the school I was placed in. These are some of the most important questions. Have a very good reason why.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Volunteering

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Corps Member, Team Idealism at City Year

Application Advice: Ensure you include all of the previous experience you have had and how this has helped.

Interview Advice: Show passion for education and also contributing to making a change in a social issue.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Volunteering

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Corps Member, Manchester at City Year

Application Advice: Just be yourself, right from the beginning, City Year want to make a massive impact on children's lives in school. If this is something you're passionate about, it will show.

Interview Advice: Again, be yourself. City Year are looking for a diverse corps. It doesn't matter who you are, as long as you can be a good role model for the kids and you want to help them succeed, you can't go wrong.

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Corp member, at City Year

Application Advice: Think about occasions, in employment or otherwise, when you have demonstrated leadership and emphasise this in your application as leadership is a very important quality in City Year circles.

Interview Advice: When in the interview it is essential that you display your passion for working in schools and raising the aspirations and attainment of students in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities. Make sure you research what City Year is all about before going to your interview as they will want to know what it is about City Year that makes you want to join.

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Corps Member, Birmingham at City Year

Application Advice: Ask to be put in touch with a current Corps Member to learn more about what they do. You will be inspired by them and will be better placed to decide if a year of service with City Year is right for you.

Interview Advice: Diversity is really important in City Year, so don't feel like you have to fit a model of somebody that they are looking for. They are looking for people from all sorts of different backgrounds with different experiences and talents. Just make sure that your passion and desire to make a difference in this role comes across.

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Corps Member, Corps Member at City Year

Application Advice: Show that you are up for changing the world for the better. Find out what a role model is to you and try to be one to the children you are going to meet.

Interview Advice: Be prepared the interview is unlike any other I had ever been to, it was actually quite fun! Remember the people you are interviewing with they might make the corps as well and its great to start with people you interviewed with.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Volunteering

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Team Leader, Senior Corps Member at City Year

Application Advice: You need to have been a Corps Member at City Year first, and throw yourself completely into the culture!

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Corps Member, Primary School Team at City Year

Interview Advice: Prepare to be questioned about why you want to work with City Year and how you think the experience will benefit you - as the 'double benefit' to the young people served and to those who serve on the Corps is part of the City Year mission. Also, a question that I found a bit tricky: if you have experience with children or young people, they might ask you to describe a time when a child was getting on your nerves, and what you did about the situation.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Volunteering

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Team Leader, Education at City Year

Application Advice: I'd say go for it. It's can be hard graft but City Year certainly encourage professionalism and the opportunity to work in Schools is something to behold.

Interview Advice: Be as thoughtful, pro-active and kind as you can be.

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Corps Member, Deutsche Bank at City Year

Application Advice: This job is demanding and requires a lot of fast learning, but it is very rewarding. Make sure you know what you are required to do; talk to as many people in City Year as possible to find out. If you are passionate about working with young people, let that shine through in your application form and during the interview.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Be sincere and passionate and eager and honest.

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Team Leader, at City Year

Application Advice: Have an open idea. City Year has a lot to offer personally and professionally. It is a hard year of volunteering but worth it.

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Corps Member, at City Year

Application Advice: Be prepared to sacrifice a lot of time and get used to early mornings.

Interview Advice: Be able to say exactly what you would bring to a team and what you can contribute.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Volunteering

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