Programme Updates

The Future of Work is Human… WikiWorkLab

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Originally published in Jericho Chambers

The Future of Work is Human…

WikiWorkLab – Rethinking the Experience of Work


As part of our work experience programme, Jericho Chambers and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) are looking for people to give their views on the future of work. Applications from ‘Gen Z’ – people aged 16 – 21, are especially welcome – as we feel their voices are underrepresented in this debate.


Between 26th July and 11th August 2016, contributors will be involved in conversations with the people shaping future working models. They will be working together with MPs, business-leaders, NGOs, academics and recruiters, including: Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD; Jane Storm, HR Director, Tesco; Tristram Hunt MP; Francesca Findlater, CEO, Bounceback; Roger Steare, Corporate Philosopher; Ian Iceton, CEO, Network Rail, and partners of Jericho Chambers.


The work experience programme includes ‘research trips’ to a variety of organisations, from Bank of England, to Houses of Parliament to Brixton Prison.


Contributors’ voices will represent young people entering the world of work, forming an important part of a wider debate being organised by Jericho and CIPD.


We want to know your ideas for making the world of work a better place.


Working from Jericho Chambers’ offices in Clerkenwell, or CIPD offices in Wimbledon, at the end of the three weeks, contributors will present their thoughts in the form of a blogpost, video and short presentation to experts. Outputs will be published on a web platform. Authors of the best projects will have the opportunity to present their ideas at a Future of Work Big Tent event in October 2016, and at a WikiWorkLab event to be hosted by Jericho Chambers in September.


Contributors’ ideas will be heard by a wide audience and are bound to impact the debate on future working models. The work contributors do as part of the programme can be readily shared with future employers.


Jericho Chambers will cover the cost of lunch and travel to and from our offices.


To apply:


Please send an email to .


Candidates will need to send a CV or a short description of themselves, as well as a short article or video on one of the following questions:


– What trends will positively shape the future of work?

– Why do people go to work?

– Describe the ideal workplace of the future.



Please send applications by Thursday 23rd June, and get in touch if you are unable to make this deadline.





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