The Hackney Youth Parliament elections take place 6 - 14 October. Vote at your school or local youth club. Find out more.
Black History Month at Young Hackney Forest Road - debates and dilemmas! Click here for details
To download the latest list of vacancies from Central London Connexions click here (week beginning 8 September 2014).
Part time work in exciting companies in Hackney for 16 and 17 year old Hackney residents. Each job will be for 6 months, working 4 hours a week either after school or at weekends and will be paid the London Living Wage of £8.80 per hour. Young people get to be a part of the team in a real workplace, get a business mentor from the company to work with and make the most of the opportunity. Visit www.hackney.gov.uk/hackney100 to find out more about the project and how to apply.
If you are 16-25, not currently in employment, education or training, you can sign up to the Princes Trust Football programme with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.
Dates taster day – 9 September; main programme 15 – 19 September; reunion date – 25/26 September.
Lunch and travel expenses will be provided during the programme. Contact Rebekah Duncan on 07786375955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Twenty-week course for young people aged 16 – 18. You'll study from 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday and will gain up to six qualifications, take part in a variety of sports as well as learning valuable life skills and finding out about careers within the sporting industry. For course information and to apply, contact Danny: email@example.com
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:
Search for 'East London Learning App '
If you have a QR reader, the code here should take you straight to the app.
For details, see: www.future-unlimited.co.uk/vacancies
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.
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.
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
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 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:
Dalston Centre, 52 – 58 Arcola Street, London- E8 2DJ. For information call: 020 7241 7100
DV8 has limited spaces on their Fashion and Styling Foundation Level 1 course.
The course will give you the skills to:
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:
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.
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.
For more information see: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b7PM8pWvXQ
For details on how to apply contact Joanna on 0208 509 6070 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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