Worcestershire's Takeover Day, where young people take over top jobs for the day, has even more jobs this year.

As in previous years, the challenge has been set by the Children's Commissioner and is being run in this county by Worcestershire County Council's Youth Cabinet.

Already we have had numerous offers of placement children and young people to take over on Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day, which is taking place this year on Friday, November 22.

It is part of a national event which gives children and young people the chance to shadow jobs, but most importantly they get actively involved in decision-making and offer their opinions on key issues.

Last year's Takeover Day proved to be one of the biggest in the country, with Worcestershire getting recognition on Twitter from the Children's commissioner, Dr Maggie Atkinson.

Businesses and organisations which have come forward so far include, the Police Crime Commissioner, Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue, Three Counties Agricultural Society, Kingfisher Shopping Centre as well as a number of directorates within the county council and  district councils.

Kirsty Fraser, the county's youth voice development worker said: "Last year we have had such a fantastic response to the call for businesses and organisations to sign up. This led to the Children's Commissioner even tweeting about how well we did in Worcestershire.

"I really hope that this year we will be able to match up many more young people and businesses so that both can benefit from this really important opportunity."

Tom Hill, 18, chairman of the Worcestershire Youth Cabinet, said: “It is a fantastic opportunity for young people to get involved with senior management and experience the decision-making process in the day-to-day running of services and businesses. The experience and knowledge gained will be invaluable as it is the Young People of today that will lead the world of tomorrow.”

Craig Bateman, 16, Wyre Forest representative for the youth cabinet, added: "It  has been running for a number of years now, and has proved to be a success for many people across the UK.

"Whilst young people benefit from first-hand experience, organisations are able to gain new ideas on what they do. This is my first year taking part and I'm really excited that I'll be taking on the role of chief executive of Wyre Forest District Council."

If you are a young person - or an organisation - who would like to take part,  contact Kirsty Fraser on 01905 775773 or kfraser@worcestershire.gov.uk.