Employment programmes

Employment programmes, offered by some of our partners.

Career in construction

Have a look at our construction zone, designed to introduce you to the various opportunities in the construction sector. Find out about why you should consider a career in construction, how women are choosing to work in the sector, various training and employment programmes, jobs and common misconceptions about the industry.

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Skills for Londoners programme

Every month

West London College offers a one-week online programme of intensive support for those who may have been recently made redundant or looking for a career change. Taking place every month, the programme is designed to help you build confidence to be successful at interviews and support you to put together a professional CV or application form.

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Programmes to help you get into work

Have you been unemployed for at least 13 weeks while on benefits? Get help with finding work through the Job Entry Targeted Support scheme.

Do you have a disability or health condition? The work and health programme can support you to manage your conditions, develop your skills and start work.

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Construction pre-apprenticeship programme

An exciting three-week pre-apprenticeship programme from 28 February to 7 March 2022 that will lead to a guaranteed interview for various construction roles. Be part of the transformation of Friary Park, Acton and help in building of new homes, better community facilities and play areas. for unemployed adults over 18 in receipt of Universal Credit or Jobseeker’s Allowance.


Job Start programme

Job Start is a project by Ealing Mencap to help young people aged 18 to 24 with a learning or other disability in Ealing and Hounslow who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic to find another one.

Get help with your CV, looking and applying for jobs, interview preparation and speaking to employers. You will continue to be supported even after you have a job.

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Career in digital and technology

Catch 22 is organising a digital edge programme to help you develop your already existing computer knowledge and skills and turn them into a career. It’s an online four-week programme of up to eight sessions that can lead to an apprenticeships or entry level job. You must:

  • Be aged 18-45
  • Not currently working or in education
  • Have access to a laptop or computer with internet access
  • Have basic level of computer skills.

Once completed you will have ongoing one-to-one employment support for up to six months.

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Become a police officer

You can gain a fully-funded degree or graduate diploma as you train to become a police officer, whilst earning a competitive salary of c.£30,000 and making a difference to people’s lives. You can become a police officer through the two routes below:

  • Police constable degree apprenticeship – a fully-funded, three-year programme for non-degree holders, leading to a BSc (Hons) degree in professional policing practice
  • Degree holder entry programme – a fully-funded, two-year programme for degree holders, leading to a graduate diploma in professional policing practice.

Please get in touch with us for more information about these programmes and we can refer you.

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Get into advertising, tech and media

The AD-Cademy is free, 10-week online training programme and gateway into the advertising, tech and media industries for 18-25 year olds. Discover the many roles that advertising offers and take the first step towards a meaningful, well paid career. For many entry-level roles no prior experience or degree is needed.

Created by industry experts and curated by Brixton Finishing School, the course is taught through a series of lectures, masterclasses, ‘real world’ experiences and Google online learning.

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Find work with Employ Me London

Employ Me London helps young Londoners aged 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training and have a learning difficulty and/or disability get the skills they need to get paid work.

To be eligible for the programme, you must:

  • Be aged between 16 and 24
  • Live in a London borough
  • Have a learning disability, difficulty or autism
  • Not be in education, employment or training.

You will receive support for up to 13 weeks to find paid employment, training or an apprenticeship. Once you do, a job coach will continue to help you develop your skills further and settle into your new role.

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Get into the creative industry

START is a six-week drama course starting the week of 21 February 2022. It's for young people aged 16 to 25 who are not in education, employment or training by the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. Create new skills in a creative way and even your own show with the help of two professional directors and get:

  • An arts award qualification
  • One-to-one support and mentoring
  • Access to classes and projects at the theatre
  • Travel and lunch provided.
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Find work in hospitality

This free, four-week pre-employment training is designed to help you find work in the hospitality sector and teach you how to comply with health and safety regulations. The programme takes place in person between 3 March and 1 April 2022 and includes a work placement as well as a mandatory food hygiene course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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