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Hackney Council is named Britain’s best school leavers employer for the second time

Hackney Council at School Leaver Awards

Hackney Council has won a national prize for school leaver employment in the public sector for a second year in a row.

Based on direct feedback from apprentices employed by the Council, the award was announced at the seventh annual School Leaver Awards 2019 held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane.

In the lead up to the award, young people on Hackney’s apprenticeship programme were asked anonymously to complete a survey, giving feedback on every aspect of their working lives, from career progression and job satisfaction, to company culture and work/life balance.

Councillor Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and HR attended the ceremony along with members of the Council’s apprenticeship team who deliver the programme and support apprentices, and representatives from the Council’s lead training provider, Hawk.

The Hackney Apprentices programme which was launched in 2016 and currently has over 100 young people employed through its apprenticeship programme, beat six other public sector organisations to receive the top prize.

The Council, which is playing a leading role in providing residents the opportunity to earn while they learn, has launched part-time vacancies for the first time and are keen to receive applications from people who are unable to work full-time because of childcare responsibilities or disabilities.

The current recruitment drive - for over 20 apprentices in areas including business administration, finance, adult social care, ICT plumbing and multi-trade includes part-time vacancies for the first time and will close on Sunday 2 June 2019.

Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources
Winning this award for the second time is a testament to our determination to provide a nurturing and successful apprenticeship programme, and I am delighted we have won as it continues to give the scheme the national recognition it truly deserves.  

I want Hackney to be ambitious about what we can do to support residents to succeed. We are committed to creating more inclusive apprenticeship and training opportunities for local people in the borough through part-time vacancies.

Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources

To find out more about Hackney Apprentices visit: hackneyworks.hackney.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsor email apprenticeships@hackney.gov.uk.

For more opportunities visit: https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/jobs/apprenticeships