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Last chance for a dream job that can really make a difference

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With as many as one-in-five 16-24 year olds now looking for work, part of the 2.47m people currently unemployed, most of us know someone who is in this challenging situation and looking for opportunities.

The good news is there’s not just one but 500 opportunities up for grabs right now, but not for much longer. The Vodafone World of Difference programme, delivered by the Vodafone Foundation, is giving 500 Brits the chance to take a two month paid placement with the charity of their choice.

Not a bad way at all to get some new skills on the CV if you’re just out of uni, or to get back into the work routine if you’re a little older. And best of all, it’ll help make a big difference to people in your own community. In return, the charity with receive £2,500 from the Vodafone Foundation, and you’ll be paid after the usual tax and National Insurance deductions.

The closing date for applications is just over two weeks, so there’s still time to get your entry in. The most important thing is to make sure you’ve got the backing of a local charity you want to work for.

There’s no excuse not to get out there and make a difference, especially when the 500 chosen also get the latest mobile phone to video and photograph their two month placement. But this is your LAST CHANCE to enter – the closing date is 3rd November. So get your entry in now, it’s open to anyone over the age of 18 right across the UK. Go to to make it happen.

Someone who knows the difference you can make in your town when it comes to donating your time is Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan. She joins us now, along with Emma Jenkins, from the Vodafone Foundation, who can explain exactly how to enter.

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