Hackney Council is recruiting 30 new apprentices

Hackney Council is looking for 30 young people to take on apprenticeships across a range of services including business and administration, youth work, customer services, housing, building trades, revenues and communications.

Anyone aged 16-24 year who lives in Hackney or is educated in the borough can apply for the vacancies before 16 July.

All apprentices aged over 18 are paid at least the London Living Wage of £9.75 per hour. Everyone will receive accredited training as well as mentoring, social activities and support to help progress into a permanent job.

The Council is also supporting businesses and other employers in the borough to create high quality apprenticeships, and working closely with other public sector employers to support their own apprenticeship programmes.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
We are committed to creating employment and training opportunities for local people in the borough, helping to ensure that they have the skills, experience and qualifications to succeed not only here in Hackney, but across London, the UK or wherever their ambition, determination and career takes them.

We want businesses, big and small, to follow our example and give a young person a career kick-start, help them to gain qualifications while earning a fair wage. The Council will work with businesses if they need support to take on an apprentice and we will provide advice and guidance to other organisations wanting to support our young people with employment and training.
Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
Janet Nkasaah, a Youth Work apprentice with the Council
I felt pressured into going to uni. I went for a year but I had to drop out because I felt that formal sort of education wasn’t for me. I moved back to Hackney and found an apprenticeship role with the council, working with young people. I feel really comfortable in the apprenticeship because I’m gaining qualifications at the same time as working in a paid job which really suits my skills and interests.
Janet Nkasaah, a Youth Work apprentice with the Council
Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources
With the Council’s Apprenticeship Programme, we are helping to show that University, although a fantastic way to receive further educational training, isn’t the only option out there for local people. Apprenticeships can open up a host of career options while also providing the opportunity to gain a qualification, receive a wage and help to gain the necessary experience for the next step up. The Council has already employed a number of apprentices who have completed their qualifications and are now employed with the Council - a fantastic outcome for local people who are making a difference to lives of residents every day! I would encourage local people to find out more about becoming an apprentice here at the Council or at another Hackney business.
Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources

For more information or to apply visit: hackney.gov.uk/apprenticeships. Closing date for applications is 16 July 2017.

You can also hear from Hackney apprentices by watching our new video, visit the Hackney YouTube channel.

If a resident is unsuccessful in gaining an apprenticeship position, the Council can provide support to help with employment or training.