What you can do

Young leaders programme

Stonewall knows that people perform better when they can be themselves.

Our Young Leaders Programme explores what it means to be yourself in the workplace, while giving you the space to reflect on your values and expectations of your future.

If you are aged 18 to 25, thinking about your future and wondering how your sexual orientation or gender identity relates to the workplace and your career aspirations, the Stonewall Young Leaders Programme could be for you.

The programme enabled me to look at myself as a role model and see how I can be a positive role model to others.

What to expect

Held over two days in August, with a reunion event six months later, this programme inspires you to think about your impact on others as young LGBT leaders and role models.

Led by Stonewall facilitators, the programme creates a safe space for you to explore what it means to lesbian, gay, bi or trans in the workplace. Young Leaders is a residential programme, meaning that participants are required to stay in London for two nights in provided accommodation.

Feedback from previous programmes

97%of participants said they now understand what it means to be themselves in the workplace

97%of participants said they feel more confident about being a positive LGBT role model in the workplace

100%rated the programme 'Excellent' or 'Good' overall


I always believed that there was not much to gain from other LGBT people my age, quite simply, I was wrong.

I now understand the meaning of being authentic in the workplace.


Who should apply?

We are keen to hear from LGBT applicants who are already in work, those who are working and studying as part of an apprenticeship or those in education working towards a graduate position.

Stonewall especially welcomes applications from those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and people who consider themselves to have a disability, as they are currently underrepresented at application stage.

How do I apply?

Applications for this year’s programme open in May.

If you have any questions about the programme, please email youngleaders@stonewall.org.uk.


The Stonewall Young Leaders Programme was previously called the Stonewall Talent Programme.