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Summer Activities 2014

A Big Summer in store with hundreds of free activities for you to enjoy! Download the Summer Activities Guide - or check out the Young Hackney What's On.

Hackney Youth Parliament

What would you do if you ran Hackney? Stand as a candidate for Youth Parliament and you can get your voice heard!

training & apprenticeships


* New Apprenticeships from Connexions

To download the latest list of vacancies from Central London Connexions click here (week beginning 6 June 2014).


* Hackney Homes Apprenticeships

Hackney Homes is recruiting apprentices and calling on the borough’s young people to play a part in building Hackney’s future. If you are aged between 16-18, you can apply now to become an apprentice electrician, gas engineer or multi-trade operative.

As well as gaining paid on the job experience, you will learn construction skills by attending college one day a week and will receive NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent on completion of your training. To find out more about the scheme and to apply visit  www.hackneyhomes.org.uk/trade-apprenticeship-scheme or call 020 8356 6935.

Closing date for applications is 18 July 2014.


* Facilities Management Apprenticeships

Cofely, a part of GDF Suez, is offering advanced apprenticeships in facilities management. You must: be aged 16-24, with 5 GCSEs at grade A-C including English and Maths; have previous work experience and a passion for facilities management. Click here to upload your CV and the supplementary application form Successful candidates will be invited to Assessment centre in early August.


Internships at London Wildlife Parks

Paid internship opportunities at various wildlife parks in London, full-time positions with a salary of £13,200p.a. Download the job description and application form here Deadline 11.00am, 26 June.


Greenhouse Sports Apprenticeships

Greenhouse are recruiting for a sports coaching apprenticeship opportunity starting in September. The deadline for applications is 2 July. Click here to download the flier – for an application form, contact: coachcore@greenhousecharity.org 


* Young London Apprenticeships 

Young London Working is hiring an admin apprentice for their team. The role will be based in City Hall, London Bridge. 37hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm. There will be some requirements to support at events early in the morning and late evening.

Candidates need to have some previous admin experience and be willing to study for their NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration.  You will also need to have a good working knowledge of all MS Office packages and an excellent phone manner. £16,931p.a. Deadline to apply is 5.00pm 27 June. Contact Andrew.macphee@hackney.gov.uk for details.


Tech City Apprenticeships

Are you aged 16 - 23, a non-graduate and:

  • Passionate about technology?
  • Keen to learn and earn a £140 p/w?
  • Looking for an exciting 12 month placement or an alternative to university?

If so, sign up for a Tech City Stars apprenticeship! Tech City Stars gives young people real opportunities in high-tech industries. You could get a placement in areas such as web development, project management, marketing and more.

Places are being offered on a first come first serve basis so apply now!


* Pre-apprenticeship course in Vehicle Maintenance

Open to anyone aged 16-18 , course takes place in Kentish Town. Once you have completed the course, you will be given support to find an apprenticeship in car mechanics/maintenance. For information, contact tabassum.patel@westking.ac.uk (0207 832 5252)

Download information pack and application form.


* Pre-apprenticeship course in Construction

Open to anyone aged 16-18 , course takes place in Kentish Town. Once you have completed the course, you will be given support to find an apprenticeship in construction. For information, contact tabassum.patel@westking.ac.uk (0207 832 5252)

Download information pack and application form.


* Princes Trust Get Into Events Management

The Prince's Trust & The Balfour Beatty Youth Games are running a 2 week programme near Crystal Palace for young people interested in Events Management. Info Day – 18 June; Taster Day – 20 June; Main Programme, 24 June – 8 July Contact gilondon@princes-trust.org.uk Alternatively, you can contact Alex on 07507 947 598 or text the word 'Events' to 07507 947 598.

 


 

* Take 5 for Play

An introductory course for people new to Playwork or Playwork training. Monday 28, Tuesday 29 July and Friday 1 August.  10.00am – 3.30pm (plus 10 hour playwork placement). Homerton Grove Adventure Playground. Free to 15 – 25 year olds living or going to school in Hackney, £150 to others. Contact bridget.handscomb@hackneyplay.org


* Ask Ella

Ask Ella is a new Smartphone app, free to download on Android, Apple and Blackberry devices.  It  has been designed to enable you to research post-16 options and local opportunities available, e.g. courses at local schools, colleges and Training Providers. 

Searches are live, which means that any new results, e.g. new apprenticeships based on your saved search profile, will automatically update and notify you each time you access Ask Ella.

In addition to being an information source, the app also allows you to contact an Adviser for further, specific information or help.

How to access to Ask Ella

Ask Ella is free to download and is a multi-platform app:

  • Android devices: Playstore
  •  IOS devices: Apple store
  •  Blackberry devices: Blackberry World

Search for 'East London Learning App '

QR Code for Ella

If you have a QR reader, the code here should take you straight to the app.

 

 

 


* Apprenticeships from Ways into Work

For information, and to apply, contact Ways into Work team on 0208 356 5700, email: waysintowork@hackney.gov.uk or use the online application form: www.hackney.gov.uk/wiw.htm 
 


* Apprenticeships from First Rung

To apply for vacancies, email your CV to rjennings@firstrung.org.uk and quote which vacancy you are interested in. www.firstrung.org.uk


* Future UnLtd Apprenticeships

For details, see: www.future-unlimited.co.uk/vacancies  


* City Gateway

Pre-apprenticeship programmes in Customer Service and Business Administration, providing the chance to gain qualifications in Functional Skills and Workskills, as well as building confidence so you are ready to enter the workplace.

City Gateway also offers sports training programmes from a foundational sports and active leisure qualification up to an advanced level 3 in personal fitness instructing.

Fill out a form on their website and they’ll be in touch: http://www.citygateway.org.uk/apprenticeships/become-an-apprentice

Sports programmes are based at Limehouse Youth Centre, Limehouse Causeway, London E14 8BN.


* Futureversity

The Job Ready programme is designed to help you if you find your way out of work or into education. The course will teach you the skills you need to prepare you for the world of work. We’ll help you with your communication skills, CV writing, interview technique and presentation skills. The programme includes a 2-week work experience placement and we'll also pay for your travel and lunch, and give you advice and support on getting into work or further training following the course.

So if you're aged between 16 and 25 years old, sick of being unemployed or just bored of watching Jeremy Kyle morning after morning, then why not apply for Job Ready; it could be the change you're looking for!

For information and to apply, contact Princess on 020 7392 7825.


* Springboard Training

Free programme available to anyone aged 16-18. Courses run for 6-12 months. Includes: Childcare & Business Administration Level 1 & 2; Functional Skills (Maths, English & ICT); Personal and Social Development & Employability; Work Experience. Registration sessions held every Thursday. To refer someone to register for this please contact Ambia, or Shahana Begum on; 020 8510 4900


* Paid internships at City Firms 

Up to 100 places available through the City of London Business Traineeship scheme. Work placements last up to 13 weeks over the summer and trainees will have the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of sectors including banking, insurance, legal and human resources. Applications close in May, for more information and to register see www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/cbt


* Metropole Learning

Metropole Learning is offering 19 – 24 year olds the opportunity to earn a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) and on-the-job paid training via an Apprenticeship in any of the following sectors:

  • IT Software and Telecoms
  • Retail
  • Customer Services
  • Business Administration

Dalston Centre, 52 – 58 Arcola Street, London- E8 2DJ. For information call: 020 7241 7100


* DV8 Foundation Course in Fashion

DV8 has limited spaces on their Fashion and Styling Foundation Level 1 course.

The course will give you the skills to:

  • Create your own brand
  • Design, customize and create a line of caps, T-shirts & accessories
  • Design and produce designer outfits
  • Set up a website to sell your designs.

You'll have your designs modelled at the DV8 Eastside Stories Fashion Show on the 9 July and there's a chance that top UK artists will model for you - Lady Ny, Griminal and Code Red + you'll get a double-page spread of your new line in RWD Magazine - distributed in JD Sports.

You could earn the following qualifications:

  • NCFE level 1 award in Creative Craft Fashion
  • NCFE level 1 award in Creative Craft Jewellery
  • NCFE level 1 award in Creative Craft Dressmaking
  • NCFE level 1 award in Personal and Social Development
  • Functional skills Maths
  • Functional skills English
  • Functional skills Information and Communication Technology 

To watch a video about the Fashion and Styling course please click on:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQDcVguHp1o

To sign up, call 020 8509 6070. The Courses are run 3 days a week. 


* DV8 Music Production/Performance

Foundation courses leading to qualifications. These courses are available to 16-19 year olds who are not in education, employment or training and who have not achieved 5 A - C Grades at GCSE.

  • Music performance - develop key performance, vocal and songwriting skills, you will also learn how to work in the industry and promote your work. Leads to NCFE Level 1 Award.
  • Music Production - learn about marketing, promotion and the business side of the music industry. Also a chance to present your demo to leading UK A&R. Leads to NCFE Level 1 Award.

For more information see: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b7PM8pWvXQ

For details on how to apply contact Joanna on  0208 509 6070  joanna@dv8training.com


* Training in Customer Services and Retail

  • Are you 16 - 18 years old?
  • Looking for a programme of study to suit your learning needs?
  • Want to develop your employability skills/increase your career opportunities?

Kick start your career in Customer Services and Retail. Course leads to a nationally recognised qualification and progress into employment, education or an apprenticeship. For more information and one-to-one interview contact KIS Training:

KiS also offer Foundation Learning courses for 16 - 18 year olds, for details contact 020 8275 4230. 


* Apprenticeships through London Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship vacancies available across London in various sectors including: business administration, construction and hospitality.  Visit www.londonapprenticeship.co.uk for an up-to-date list of apprenticeships available across the capital.


* Volunteer for Lea Valley Rowing Club

A range of volunteering opportunities with Lea Valley Rowing club, probably most suited for school/college-leavers. For details click here or contact Community Sports Coach, London Youth Rowing, 07847 441 152. 


* City Year Volunteering

Are you looking for an experience that can enhance your employability, give you an exceptional CV and change lives in the process?

Why not sign up for a year of full-time volunteering, giving you the skills and opportunities to change the world? Working in primary schools as a mentor, tutor and role model, you will make a difference by delivering in-school and after-school programmes and community projects.

Benefits include:

  • Support with professional networking and  personal development
  • Citizen Service Award of up to £1000*
  • In-depth experience working with children
  • Free travel card
  • One day every week dedicated to leadership training
  • Up to £100 per week for expenses and subsistence costs

Volunteers should be aged 18-25, City Year is particularly interested in people from the south of Hackney, and those who are not graduates (although graduates can apply). For info, see contact details below. 


* City Year Give a Year

City Year brings together young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors and role models, their diverse young leaders make a difference in the lives of children and transform schools and communities. They are recruiting volunteers now. Contact: Janderson@cityyear.org.uk or visit their website for more information www.cityyear.org.uk


* Immediate Theatre

Immediate Theatre offers an exciting range of courses for 16-25 year olds who are not in education, employment and training and who would like to get in to arts adminstration . This could be the first step on the path to your career in Theatre. Download more details here, and visit Immediate Theatre's website for other opportunities.


* St Christopher's Training in Hackney

Ever thought about a career in construction? What about business and administration?

St Christopher’s Training in Hackney helps young people from the age of 16 into working life. St Christopher’s gives the chance of real progression routes through qualifications and practical work placements, offering you:

  • Training/travel & lunch allowance
  • Full time support
  • A named advisor
  • Child care support
  • £100 achievement bonus
  • Work placements
  • Qualifications

Even if you need to improve your numeric and literacy skills we can help. Find out more by getting in contact:

Address: St Christopher’s Training, Room 205, The Colour Works, 2 Abbot Street, Hackney, London, E8 3DP

Telephone: Meena: 0207 249 2911 / Joe: 07894 386 365

Website: http://www.stchris.org.uk


* Youth watersports training

Age 16 to 25 years? Ever thought of becoming a Watersports Instructor?. Why not try your hand at: canoeing, sailing, powerboating, dragonboating, narrowboating, first aid, life-saving.

Join Laburnum Boat club's ongoing Youth Leadership programme. Runs every Wednesday 1.30 - 5.30pm. No experience necessary and all absolutely free.

Contact: 020 7729 2915 or visit www.laburnum.org

 

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