Jobs & Training

There are lots of ways to discover a career that suits you, gain some experience and access the right training. We are here to help you navigate these options!

If you’re looking for part-time or full-time work, an apprenticeship or placement visit the Hackney Online Youth Employment Hub website to get support with planning your next steps, information about training, placements, volunteering, apprenticeships and jobs as well as information about benefits and support around mental health.

Next Steps Drop-In

Are you a Hackney young person aged 11 – 19 (up to 25 with SEND) planning for your future? Talking to a specialist advisor at Prospects about your aspirations is a great way to explore your next steps. The team can help you to find suitable training, volunteering, work placements, apprenticeships and job opportunities.

Every Wednesday and Thursday at the Hackney Service Centre between 1pm and 5pm! No appointment needed, just drop in.

Spark Change

Spark Change is Prospects’ new programme of support for 16 – 24 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Participants in Spark Change will have access to:

  • work placements
  • accredited qualifications
  • CV & interview tips
  • self-employment bootcamps
  • health, wellbeing & resilience support
  • access to a dedicated job broker

If you are aged 16-24 and you are not in education or employment, contact Prospects (part of Shaw Trust) on 0208 356 7866 or email for more information.


An apprenticeship is a paid full-time or part-time job with at least 20% of your time spent studying. Apprenticeships last from one to five years, depending on the qualification you’re taking.

Apprenticeships with Hackney Council

To apply for the Hackney Apprenticeship Programme you must be over the age of 16 and have at least one of the following local links to the borough:

1) Current Hackney resident

2) Attended school/ college in Hackney within the last 5 years

3) Received support from Hackney’s Leaving Care services

If you think that you fit our eligibility criteria – check out the website to express an interest and see what vacancies we have available now.

Find an apprenticeship anywhere in the UK

If you are flexible on your search, then have a look at the National Apprenticeship Search page for vacancies.

Make sure you check each Apprenticeship Summary page for eligibility criteria.

More information about apprenticeships:

If you would like to find out a bit more about what an apprenticeship is – you can access support here  and have a look at the Apprenticeship Guide here

Work Placements

Hackney Council works with employers and partners across the borough to create exciting, paid and unpaid work placements for people living in or educated in Hackney.

Click here to see work placement vacancies in Hackney.

Useful websites



Apprenticeship Guide


Apprenticeship Guide

The Apprenticeship Guide gives you all the information you need to know; including what they are, if they are for you and how you can get one.

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