Open Day held at Hoxton Opportunity Hub

Employment prospects from catering courses to carpentry apprenticeships were promoted to local residents at an Open Day held at the Hoxton Opportunity Hub.

The event was attended by more than 70 people, who were able to speak to employers from a range of industries, such as carpentry, technology and education, receive valuable interview tips and career advice.

The Opportunity Hubs are Council run spaces which connect Hackney’s business community with local residents looking for opportunities including training, volunteering and paid employment.

On a daily basis a variety of workshops, training and recruitment sessions are held for residents across the three Opportunity Hubs, in Hoxton, Woodberry Down and Lee House.


Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources
I am pleased that residents can benefit from the opportunities available through Hackney Opportunity Hubs. Taking the first step can be daunting but Open Days and one-to-one sessions with future employers can help to ease the process.
Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources
It is easy to become overwhelmed embarking on a career without guidance or a structured career path. The Hackney Opportunity Hub re-installs a level of confidence as it provides the information to set a path for you in this world.

The Open Day is a good idea because it allows people to see the opportunities in Hackney that not many people know exist and people can then use these to develop their future careers.
Darrell Young, Open Day attendee

For more information regarding the Opportunity Hubs and to sign up with an advisor for interview support, cv writing tips and access to jobs, visit: https://hackneyworks.hackney.gov.uk/