Programme Updates

The WikiWorkLab 2017

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The WikiWorkLab is a unique work experience programme created by Jericho Chambers in partnership with CIPD to provoke thinking and encourage young people to share their views on the Future of Work.

It welcomes up to twenty 16-21 year olds for one intensive week in the summer.



Last year, participants visited a number of major organisations and employers including KPMG, Tesco, Network Rail, School 21, The House of Commons and Bounceback to gain further real-world insight to inform their thinking and final presentations.

In addition, our participants took part in ideas sessions with a number of experts including: Charlotte West (Marketplace Director, Business in the Community), Claire Fox (Director, The Institute of Ideas), Cleo Sheenan (Deputy Programme Director, Forward Institute), Professor Cliff Oswick (Cass Business School), Dan Kieran (CEO, Unbound), Ed Williams and Paul Epstein (Cloisters), Indy Johar (Co-founder, Project00), James Alexander (Co-founder, Zopa), Loughlin Hickey (Senior Adviser, Blueprint for Better Business), Matthew Gwyther (Editor, Management Today), Nick Sunderland (Brand Strategist, Why Projects), Rebecca Trenner (Managing Director, Springwise), Rupert Bruce (Director, Clerkenwell Consultancy) and Stefan Stern (Director, High Pay Centre).

Participants presented their findings on the final day of the programme and their insights have helped to shape the wider discussion on the Future of Work is Human programme. An overview of the findings and the highlights from the WikiWorkLab 2016 can be found here.



Following the success of last year, we are running a similar programme this summer from Monday 14th to Friday 18th August 2017.

This year the central provocation will be:

‘What role (if any) should business play in creating a better society?’

Throughout the programme ideas sessions and real-world learning trips provide different perspectives and insights to help participants answer this question.



To apply for the WikiWorkLab programme please send 250 words on your initial thoughts about the role that business should play in creating a better society to Rebecca Perrin ( by Monday 10th July 2017.


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