As a young person looking for work, it can often be difficult to know where to start.
Your Future has been setup to help make it easier to navigate the services available, provide one to one advice and signpost you to the right support based on your needs.
If you’re 16-24 looking for work or job advice, Your Future is here to help.
To speak to the Your future team email [email protected] or call 020 7974 8778.
Further employment support from Camden Council
As well as Your Future, there are a range of partners in Camden Council that provide bespoke employment and training advice to Camden residents.
Employment support and apprenticeships
- Good Work Camden – free employment support service for Camden residents.
- Camden Apprenticeships – gain experience and a nationally recognised qualification while earning a salary.
- Kings Cross Construction Skills Centre – training, apprenticeships, advice and opportunities in the construction industry local to King’s Cross.
- Mayor’s Construction Academy Hub – access to training and employment opportunities to support you into a rewarding career in construction.
- Careers and Connexions Service – information, advice and guidance on education, work and training. Call them on 020 7974 7252. Email them at [email protected]
- Supported Internships – intensive on-the-job support and structured study programme for people with a learning disability and / or a disability, with an education, health and care plan and who are in their final year of school or college. Call: 020 7974 4358 / 3061. Email them at [email protected]
Education and Training
- Camden Scholarships – opportunities for Camden residents of all ages to realise their potential through scholarship opportunities with Hult International Business School, and Birkbeck, University of London.
- STEAM programme – Camden STEAM (which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) offering a variety of initiatives, such as a school/employer brokerage programme; a girls mentoring programme with Facebook; a computer science programme for schools with Google; a work experience programme; and summer Camden Challenges for young people at employers. Talk to your school career lead to explore what opportunities are available to you.
- Community learning – access to free online learning courses and resources and to find local colleges. For people aged 19 and over.
- ESOL advice service – support for residents to help improve their English language skills.
Work experience placements allow you to explore careers options, experience a working environment and develop important skills such as communication and time management.
There are many local volunteering opportunities to choose from and it is easy to get involved. Visit Volunteer Centre Camden where you can search their online database of volunteering opportunities. Further information is available from:
- Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) supports voluntary and community action in Camden
- Greater London Volunteering (GLV) is the regional umbrella organisation for volunteering in London
Support from local partners
There is also employment and training support available locally for young people. See below for a list of trusted local partners.
- Somers Town Job Hub – tailored employment support to help find a job, overcome barriers to employment and build up your experience and skills.
- Kentish Town Job Centre – provides job vacancies, advice on work, training and benefits, and support with claiming benefits.
- KX Recruit – job opportunities with a range of employers in King’s Cross.
- The Winch - provides services for young residents of all ages, including The Company business start-up programme that supports those aged 18-25 to develop a business idea and progress towards trading.
- Central London Works – service to help central London residents who have been unemployed for a long time, and people with health conditions, into work.
- The Hive - Support young people aged 16-24 with education, employment, housing, sexual health, substance misuse and health and wellbeing.
- New Horizon Youth Centre - support network for 16-21 year olds, providing a range of support, including helping residents to find accommodation, training and employment.
- Fitzrovia Youth in Action – youth charity that works with local businesses to provide mentoring and work experience, and support local young people to develop projects that address the issues they care about.
- Spear Programme, Resurgo - charity helping young people facing disadvantage into work or education. They equip young adults with confidence, motivation and the vital skills they need to succeed in long-term employment.
National job support and apprenticeships
There is support available from national organisations and the UK government to help people find jobs and apprenticeships, and search for further education and training opportunities.
Job and apprenticeship search tools
- Find a job – UK Government search tool to help you find a job in England, Scotland and Wales.
- Find an apprenticeship – UK Government search tool to help you find an apprenticeship in your local area.
Further education, training and advice
- National Careers Service – information, advice and guidance from UK Government to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.
- Find a course – information from UK Government on courses and financial help available.
- Youth Employment UK – CV and interview tips, and job guidance from a UK social enterprise helping to tackle youth unemployment.
- Scope Support to Work – free online and telephone support programme for disabled people in England and Wales.