Live or study in Hackney and want to learn a good trade? Apply for our apprenticeship scheme today


We have extended the deadline for applications for housing service trades in carpentry, electrical, gas, multi-trade and plumbing.

Candidates must:

  • Be 16 to 18 years old
  • Live or study in Hackney
  • Have achieved A-C grade GCSE in maths and English, or equivalent

If you are eligible, search here

Our apprentices will earn money, learn new skills and gain a good qualification on completion of their structure training programme - and those aged 18 and over will be paid the London Living Wage of £9.40 per hour.

The programme includes onsite training, working alongside qualified tradespeople, and attending college to gain an industry-recognised qualification. The apprenticeships are between two and four years, depending on the trade.

Lucy Ransom, 18, a first year apprentice electrician, said: “The apprentice scheme has really opened doors for me - I get to learn in an interesting hands-on way alongside qualified professionals. I also get a proper wage and I feel like I have a lot more opportunities now, I have an education I feel like I can use."

Cllr Philip Glanville, Deputy Mayor
Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity. Recruits will earn as they learn, and at the end of their course, they will leave equipped with industry-recognised qualifications. This scheme is a great opportunity for young people to not only help build a better future for themselves but for the borough too.
Cllr Philip Glanville, Deputy Mayor

Apprentices are able to gain qualifications in NVQ Levels 2/3 or equivalent in their chosen trade.

Since 2002 83 apprentices have been employed through the scheme, with 86 of per cent of those gaining permanent jobs in the Council, and previously Hackney Homes, on completion of their apprenticeship.

Young people who want to know more about or apprenticeship scheme should visit here.

Applications close on Sunday, 7 August