Hackney Council,

Hackney Council launches this year’s biggest apprenticeship recruitment drive

Hackney Council is looking for more than 30 local people of all ages to join its award winning apprenticeship scheme this summer.

The programme, which is designed to give people a chance to start their career within different Council departments, has a particular focus on ICT this year, as well as roles in youth work, plumbing, electrics, and administration.

Apprenticeships allow you to combine work with training, meaning you can earn up to £22,000 while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

The scheme recently won Best School Leaver Programme in the Public Sector at the annual School Leaver Awards, based on direct feedback from Hackney apprentices.

I’m the only person who does this apprenticeship at Hackney and I’m the only woman on my course. I’ve learnt a lot about how to manoeuvre the digital world and I’m excited to see where I can go with it.
Digital Marketing apprentice, La Braya Buffong
Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources
After the incredible success of last summer’s apprenticeship programme, I am delighted that we are recruiting for a further round of apprentices.

This year we are showcasing even more career options than we did last year, and are recruiting over 15 apprentices to IT placements. I am particularly keen to encourage young women with an interest in a STEM career get in touch and submit an application.

All of our apprentices over the age of 18 receive at least the London Living Wage because we want to make sure the scheme is accessible to local people, regardless of their financial situation.
Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources

The 2018 summer apprenticeship campaign is now live click here for more information.The Council is also holding an Open Evening for prospective candidates at Hackney Town Hall at 4:30pm on 20 June, sign up here to attend.