Hackney Council,

Hackney Council’s apprenticeship summer recruitment campaign is now live

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Hackney Council is looking for more than 20 local people of all ages to join its award winning apprenticeship scheme this summer.

The programme, designed to give people a chance to start their career within different Council services, includes part-time vacancies for the first time, to allow residents who may otherwise not be able to work to apply.

With various roles available including in business administration, plumbing, electrical, multi-trade, social care, ICT and finance, a Hackney Council apprenticeship allows candidates to combine work with training, meaning you can earn up to £22,000 while you gain a nationally recognised qualification.

The programme has been a great success with current and former apprentices with over 75 per cent choosing to stay with the Council either through permanent employment or a higher apprenticeship.

Patience Quarcoo is a Resident Engagement Apprentice for the Council. Her role involves organising events and working with residents to make positive changes in the borough.

I would recommend doing an apprenticeship at Hackney Council to all my friends, I really enjoy the balance of real responsibilities and the ability to keep on learning.
Patience Quarcoo

The Council’s scheme won Best School Leaver Programme in the Public Sector in 2018 at the annual School Leaver Awards and has been nominated for the same award this year, based on direct feedback from Hackney apprentices.

Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources
Hackney Council’s award winning and highly competitive apprenticeship scheme is going from strength to strength.

This year we are continuing to demonstrate our commitment to being an inclusive employer by delivering part-time apprenticeships aimed at residents who may otherwise be unable to work full-time due to caring responsibilities, long-term health conditions, or because they are disabled.

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 Hackney residents who would like additional support to get the experience they need to secure quality jobs in a rapidly changing labour market.

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

To apply for a Council apprenticeship you must be over the age of 16 plus one of the following: 

  • live in Hackney
  • attend a Hackney school or college
  • or are receiving Hackney leaving care services.

To apply and find out more visit: https://recruitment.hackney.gov.uk/job-search/

The Council is also holding an Open Evening for prospective candidates at Hackney Town Hall at 3pm - 7pm on Wednesday 15 May.