The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) gives qualified young people the opportunity to contribute to the Commonwealth’s work in international development and democracy, and to build their skills in a culturally diverse, professional environment.
The programme demonstrates our ongoing commitment to youth empowerment and our recognition of young people as partners and leaders in development.
Recruitment for the next tranche of the YPP will commence in early 2017. Please continue to check this page for YPP updates and to find out about future opportunities with the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Young professionals (YPs) are based at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, taking up two-year positions in areas of work such as economic policy, human resources and youth. During the two-year period, they provide technical and administrative support to programmes and operations.
In addition to living in one of the world’s leading cities, YPs benefit from a structured programme of professional development and mentoring, working with high-level decision-makers and technical experts.
To be considered for the YPP, a candidate must:
— The Commonwealth (@commonwealthsec) October 19, 2015
Announcement of the Young Professionals Programme - October 2014