Young People Takeover Croydon Challenge

Young people, aged between 11-18, can apply now for the exciting opportunity to take over some of Croydon’s top jobs as part of the borough’s annual Takeover Challenge on 21 November 2019.

There will be a huge range of opportunities on offer, with something to appeal to all.

Young participants gain valuable experience from trying out adult roles and responsibilities, as well as an understanding of the some of the challenges facing their communities today. Meanwhile, organisations and senior leaders benefit from a young person’s perspective.

Croydon Council is accepting applications from young people until 25 October 2019. To apply, visit Priority will be given to those who have not previously participated.

In previous years, organisations participating have included Croydon Council, Croydon Police, HMRC,TMRW hub, CDI (Croydon Drop-In), Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group, Palace for Life, and Croydon Safeguarding Children’s Board. Organisations wishing to apply for this year’s event should contact

Takeover Challenge is a national event, which is organised by the Children’s Commissioner’s office and is now in its 12th year. Croydon is taking part under the banner of the council-led Choose your Future campaign, which unites organisations across the borough in support of young people and encourages them to make positive life choices.