British Councils’ Future Leaders Connect Program 2017 for Emerging Leaders Worldwide (Fully Funded to the Houses of Parliament in London)

Future Leaders Connect – The global network for emerging policy leaders

Application Deadline: Sunday 14th May 2017, 23.59pm (GMT).

Your chance to connect to a long-term network of emerging leaders from around the globe, who want to change the world through policy making.

Future Leaders Connect is where exceptional individuals (aged 18-35) from around the world join a long-term network of emerging policy leaders. You will develop your policy making expertise, make valuable connections and gain the skills to have real impact. Together you will discuss major global policy issues in the Houses of Parliament, engage with inspiring leaders, visit some of the UK’s leading global institutions and collaborate to produce innovative policy recommendations. The skills, experience and connections you will make through Future Leaders Connect will support you to seize your leadership potential.

British Council are now accepting applications from individuals living in Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, and the UK.


  • British Council are looking for people who can passionately articulate their vision for global change and explain the role of policy making in helping them to achieve this.
  • You should be willing to engage in this long-term opportunity with the British Council to become a member of Future Leaders Connect and be committed to the network.
  • You are likely to be in your early to mid-career, aged between 18 and 35 (on 14th May 2017) and already have examples of when you have demonstrated leadership.
  • You will need to live in one of our participating countries (Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, and the UK) and be eligible to access a visa to come to the UK.
  • British Council are looking for emerging leaders who are committed to support the development of their country through policy change, and so encourage those to apply who have good contextual knowledge and strong networks in the country they are based in.
  • British Council are looking to recruit a diverse group of people with different experiences, ideas and backgrounds.
  • Be must be able to speak English at IELTS level 6 or equivalent (this means, you have an operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally you handle complex language well and understand detailed reasoning).
  • You cannot be currently employed by the British Council or be an immediate family member of a British Council employee. (In this case immediate family member is defined as one’s spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings and immediate in-laws (mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law). Adopted children and stepchildren are also counted as immediate family members.)
  • You must be able to travel to the UK for the programme of leadership and policy skill development (including a one day conference in Houses of Parliament) between the dates 18th and 27th October 2017 and have a valid passport to do so.


  • In the interests of equal access, the costs of participating in Future Leaders Connect will be covered by the British Council.
  • You will have the chance to discuss some of the biggest global policy issues in the Houses of Parliament in London, develop your leadership skills, learn from inspirational policy leaders and make positive policy change in your country and beyond.
  • You will take part in a residential development programme over a number of days. Based at a world class dedicated residential leadership development and conference centre, The Møller Centre at Churchill College in Cambridge.
  • Additionally, during your stay in the UK, you will have the opportunity to meet and engage with UK Parliamentarians, visit world leading institutions and attend private meetings with inspiring leaders and policymakers.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the British Councils’ Future Leaders Connect Program 2017 



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