Question 1: In no more than 300 words, please tell us about a time that you used your leadership skills to achieve a successful outcome, ideally related to policy making.
Top scoring applicants will provide an example which evidences:
Influence and leadership, shaping and promoting positive behaviors, engagement and influencing skills, including how you inspired others to engage and achieve the outcome, an outcome or change that had both scale and impact.
If you do not meet the required score/standard in the above question response, unfortunately your application will not be considered further and your application will be rejected. If you meet the required standard in this question then the panel will go on to review your response to the below question:
Question 2: In no more than 300 words, please tell us about a global change you would like to see happen and how you would use policy making to achieve this.
Top scoring applicants will:
Explain the impact this would have globally and on the country they live in, use this answer to demonstrate understanding of how policy chance occurs, explain how they would be involved in making the policy change happen and how this will have an impact, both on the country they live in and internationally.
Only the top scoring applications (by country) will then progress to the final stage of the shortlisting process where the final two questions (of four) will be reviewed and scored. If you are in the top scoring applications by country, the assessor panel will then consider and score your answers to the below questions:
Question 3: In no more than 200 words, please provide your biggest achievement in either your professional or voluntary experience, ideally related to policy making.
Question 4: In no more than 150 words, please tell us about any awards publications or projects which we should take into account.
Final Selection in Country
We expect that around 30 applicants per country will be shortlisted, although this may vary by country. The final selection of successful applicants will be determined through interviews and events. The process may differ slightly in each country. In all cases this will be communicated to participants in advance and selection will be made based on a shared set of criteria. In many cases the final decision will be made by a panel of British Council representatives and external stakeholders. All decisions of the panel will be final and binding. We expect that approximately between 2 and 4 successful applicants will be selected by each country.