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Training and Employment Opportunities

Training

Immediate Theatre: Community arts organisation creating pathways into employment through drama. Weekly sessions, with food and travel provided:

  • Learn to express your ideas and build your confidence

  • Access vocational training, volunteering and employment

  • Contact with local arts employment networks.

E: chloe@immediate-theatre.com | T: 0207 923 8180

Off Centre: A counselling, therapy, and advice service for young people aged between 11 and 25. Help with emotional and practical issues:

  • Including bereavement, depression, anger, 
self-harm, homelessness, sexuality, identity, 
neglect, violence, family breakdown, abuse,

  • Access into education or employment.

E: elizabeth.ladipo@offcentre.org.uk | 
T: 0208 986 4016

Prince’s Trust: National Charity working with young people for over 35 years in a programme of personal and social development:

  • Outdoor activities and residentials

  • Youth-work based programme to develop skills 
and gain qualifications

  • Employability training & Enterprise Workshops.

E: nick.godden@princes-trust.org.uk | T: 0203 2225 901

St Giles Trust: Supports young people into training and employment, and to overcome complex barriers like homelessness and criminal convictions:

  • Take part in employability workshops

  • Specialist support with disclosure for young people with convictions

  • Get guidance and support in setting up your own business.

E: daniel.chapman@stgilestrust.org.uk | T: 0207 923 9163

Skyway: Working with young people to achieve their potential and contribute to their communities:

  • Take part in sports activities such as gym, football and basketball

  • Be mentored and get one to one support

  • Take part in employability workshops, work placements and job search

E: daniel@skyway.uk.com | T: 0207 729 6970

Street League: Structured football and employability programme developing skills towards long-term education, employment and independence:

  • Personal and social development

  • Training and employability support

  • Confidence building workshops. 

E: nathan.persaud@streetleague.co.uk | T: 0208 536 5330

 

Employment

Ways into Work: Hackney Council’s Ways into Work team supports unemployed residents into jobs, apprenticeships and training: 

  • 1-2-1 support delivered by experienced advisors

  • Linking young people to local Hackney jobs

E: waysintowork@hackney.gov.uk | T: 0208 356 5700

East London Business Alliance: ELBA provides one to one support to young people in East London:

  • Employability Training and Mentoring 

  • Support to obtain work placements, jobs or apprenticeships.

E: cordel.fraser@elba-1.org.uk | T: 020 7068 6960

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