This page contains information on opportunities available to support young people in their participation and progress in education, training and employment and also to achieve their aspirations.
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Southwark Young Advisors
Positive Action Scheme - Disability 2018
About The Positive Action Scheme
The Guardian believes there should be a better representation of our diverse society in the media, and each summer runs a two-week work-experience scheme for those considering a career in journalism.
This year our London office is running a scheme for applicants with disabilities.
Successful applicants will learn about different aspects of the profession, gaining an insight into the workings of a number of sections across the newspaper and website, such as Features, Society and Multimedia. You’ll also have an experienced journalist as a mentor to offer advice on careers in journalism.
Deadline: Monday 26th March 2018
For more information on how to apply please click here.
K10 Apprenticeship Opportunities
K10 offer construction apprenticeship opportunities all over London.
Current vacancies include roles within:
- Construction Operative
- Business Administration
- Dry lining
The Camden Society charity is recruiting
The Camden Society, which runs our Unity Café, is recruiting to its Relief Bank, looking for people with personality to front its cafes and creative cooks to work in its kitchens.
The Camden Society runs services for people with disabilities across London and Oxfordshire. With a reputation for creativity, innovation and enterprise it generates new opportunities for people with disabilities to achieve greater equality.
Its Relief Bank workers provide support for the charity’s services users in various projects. Relief work is suitable for people looking for flexible work as it offers the opportunity to work in a variety of settings as and when cover is required. Relief workers are free to accept or decline work.
If you are interested in flexible and paid catering and hospitality job opportunities, send your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com or contact them on 02074858177 for more information.
Alternatively, visit www.unitykitchen.co.uk to find out more
BBC: Extend Hub
Extend Hub: The BBC’s new talent disability recruitment portal
We are committed to increasing the number of people with disabilities working at the BBC. We understand that for many the BBC can seem an impenetrable organisation, so we created the Extend Hub as the BBC’s new talent disability recruitment portal.
How it works
We encourage you to apply for any of our new talent schemes via our regular recruitment portal. As soon as you declare you have a disability in your application, it gets moved to the Extend Hub.
For more information please visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/trainee-schemes-and-apprenticeships/extend/extend
Fast Track Apprenticeship and the Civil Service
- a two-year level 4 apprenticeship
- a rewarding alternative to university, without the fees and debt at the end of it
- a fast track programme that brings you into the Civil Service and gives you the skills to develop your career
For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-fast-track-apprenticeship
Evenbreak, a not-for-profit social enterprise, was formed to achieve three aims:
- To help inclusive employers attract more talented disabled people;
- To help disabled jobseekers find work with employers who will value their skills;
- To promote the business benefits of employing disabled people.
With Evenbreak, inclusive employers can be confident that they will attract additional disabled candidates that they may not find through any other recruitment channels. Disabled jobseekers can be confident that employers who have chosen to place their vacancies on this site are serious about looking beyond their disabilities to identify what skills they have to offer.
For more information please visit: http://www.evenbreak.co.uk/
Young Theatre Makers
Part time training for young people aged 16+
Since 2011, 41 young people have completed the Young Theatre Makers programme and 37 (92%) have moved on from being NEET (not in employment, education and training) to ETE (in employment, training and education). Additionally, 12 young people left the programme for further work, education.
Following intensive training, the young participants deliver stimulating pieces of drama in educational and corporate settings to audiences of young people and professionals. Over the three years, over 2000 young people have accessed a Young Theatre Makers' outreach activity in their setting, and 14 commissions have been delivered to the private and public sector.
For more information please visit the London Bubble Theatre Company Website.
In-Spire: Employer Mentors Project
In Spire deliver an exciting scheme to help you launch your career through their Employer Mentors Project. The project includes:
- 4 week work placement in your chosen industry
- A professional mentor from the same industry
- Employability and skills training
For more information please contact Bolaji Abioye via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 020 7740 6868