Six Exeter school pupils will find out about life in the public sector when they head for the corridors of Devon County Hall on Friday, November 12.
The event is to mark Takeover Day – a national event offering children and young people across the country the chance to work alongside adults and get involved in decision-making in a wide range of organisations.
The Year 10 pupils from Isca College of Media and Arts, St James School and West Exe Technology College, in Exeter, will join eight young people already working for the county on the Young Apprentice scheme, to experience a day in the life of a county council employee.
They will be appointed ‘buddies’ – officers who have volunteered to oversee their day – and will have the chance to meet some of the chief council officers and members, including chief executive Phil Norrey and council leader John Hart.
The group will also have the chance to scrutinise some of the council’s decisions, in an Apprentice-style boardroom discussion, where they can either ‘hire’ or ‘fire’ some of the ideas that have arisen from the event.