We set up the Youth Panel in 2018 for two reasons:
Every summer, we run an application process open to all 15 to 18 year-olds in the UK. From the applicants, we draw a panel of up to 14 young people who convene four times a year at our London office (we cover travel costs) or virtually. We run these meetings as workshops, using experiential learning techniques and facilitated sessions to simulate a day in the life of a management consultant and delve into their opinions and thoughts on the world of work. Sometimes we pose specific client dilemmas to the group, when our clients want a younger perspective.
From the panel we generate rich qualitative insights about what young people want from their future workplace, which adds depth and rigour to the thinking and advice we provide to clients. Themes like working in a diverse organisation, the importance of purpose, and having individual control over the way one works towards their career goals are some of the pertinent topics we have tackled with the Panel in recent years and which we see more and more businesses facing into.
Panellists gain valuable experience, knowledge about how consulting works, and join the ever-growing network of Youth Panel alumni, connected to Q5 and each other.
If this sounds like an experience for you, register your interest with the Youth Panel team by emailing email@example.com. The application process, which is an online process, typically opens between July and August, so look out for alerts on our Q5 social media channels.