Become a leader in your community.

Aged 19-25? Want to transform your community for the better?

Key selling points;

The nine month part-time programme will start in mid October, and fits around work, study and other commitments. Participants will;

  • Take part in Leadership Retreat Days
  • Attend weekly Knowledge and Skills sessions with key experts from a variety of industries
  • Run their own social action campaign on an issue that they care about
  • Be individually matched with a coach and professional mentor
  • Meet and build relationships with the UK's most senior leaders
  • Get a first-hand insight into different sectors on a local and national level
  • Graduate to become part of our Emerging Leaders Network (ELN)


Applicants must:

  • Be aged 19 - 25
  • Live, work or study in a Cardiff
  • Have a passion to make a positive difference in your community


Key dates:

Recruitment is open from August - 9th October 2017

Assessment Centres are currently scheduled for the evenings of 3rd and 18th October

Programme runs - late October 2017 - July 2018


Their track record shows:

  • 68% of UpRisers gained employment after completing the programme
  • 96% of UpRisers said the programme had increased the opportunities open to them for success
  • 1 in 5 UpRisers reported setting up a business since completing the programme
    • Over 1 in 4 UpRisers go on to serve as a Trustee or board member for a non-profit organisation
    • 85% of UpRisers said the programme has improved their confidence
    • More than 8 out of 10 UpRisers regard themselves as leaders and feel that they are able to have an impact on the world around them
  • Almost have of UpRisers report taking practical action to benefit others since being on the programme