How to apply

Applications are now closed for UNION 24

Please see the information below for those thinking about applying in the future

How to apply…

Have a look at the information on the UNION 24 programme page and all the FAQs.

If you have any more questions then email or phone/message/whatsapp etc 07973 172 433 or come along to one of our in-person or online information sessions.

To make an application to UNION 24 we would like you to answer the seven questions below.

You can choose how to answer the questions. You can just write the answers; or you might feel more confident making a simple recording, or filming your answers; or you can get in touch with us and meet with one of the team (either face-to-face over a coffee or by zoom) to present your answers. One way isn’t better than another, we just want to make sure that you find the way that works best for you.

Please email applications to

The questions we would like you to answer:

  1. What is your name, where are you based, and what is the best way for us to contact you? (how do you prefer to receive or provide information?)
  2. What are you doing at the moment? And could you give us an idea of your journey to this point? (work, career, volunteering, motivation, passion, etc)
  3. Where do you want to take your work in the future?
  4. Why do you think UNION 24 would be the right opportunity for you at this time?
  5. We will aim to recruit a group that reflects the make-up of the north of England. Could you tell us something about the range of your own lived-experiences, and how that might add to the diversity of the group?*
  6. Would you be able to attend all five training weekends during the year as well as a minimum of three individual coaching sessions? (pre-booked dates are in the section ‘When and where does it all happen?’ on our FAQ page). Is there any particular additional support that would help you participate in the planned programme of training and coaching?
  7. Have you got any questions, thoughts, ideas or concerns about UNION 24? Is there anything else you would like to share with us

* It might be worth considering what is called the Identity Iceberg when answering Question 5; what is below the surface as well as above…

If you would like to communicate directly with someone about UNION 23 before you put your application in, Adrian Sinclair is the contact for all applications. Email or phone/message/whatsapp etc 07973 172 433

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