Opportunity Knocks

Our projects

Opportunity Knocks offers employment support for 18-30 year old BAMER people.

We target and support Hackney residents – particularity those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds – into happy and fulfilling employment. The project partners are Hackney CVS, Skyway and Immediate Theatre:

  • Hackney CVS gets the participants on youth leadership programme, engages them with youth team work and exposes them to jobs
  • SkyWay gets young people into work
  • Immediate Theatre provides job workshops.

At the takeover event we got the job seekers to think and learn about career paths and job interviews using motivational speakers, group activities and games, and curated mock, high-pressure interviews (some even on camera!), all theatrically orchestrated by the skilled professionals from Immediate Theatre.

Since the event, we’ve had numerous successes with job starts, trainee and apprenticeships and new career moves. What’s been most striking is the level of engagement from those who attended. – Alex Whitton, Lead Youth Worker at SkyWay Charity