Weekly Opportunities Bulletin

List of opportunities available including education, training and employment

This page will contain information on opportunities available to support young people in their participation and progress in education, training and employment and also to achieve their aspirations.

For the latest apprenticeships and job opportunities, download the Weekly Opportunities Bulletin on the left

The Weekly Opportunities Bulletin will be updated regularly, please ensure you check the closing date for each opportunity you are interested in.

Walworth Garden needs you!

Walworth Garden is 30 years old this year and to celebrate this we are hosting a series of free events over the last weekend in July.

We are looking for volunteers to help us out during the celebration weekend, between Friday 28th July and Sunday 30th July.

If you are available on the above dates and you would like to be involved please send Nicola an email. As we receive your confirmation we will invite you to our coffee morning held on Saturday 17th July at 10:30am.
This will be a chance for all our lovely volunteers to meet each other, have a drink and get some information about the 30th birthday party and how to get involved.

If you're interested in attending or know of anyone who is please email us at nicola@walworthgarden.org.uk or give us a call on 020 7582 2652.

Get Started in Film

Are you 16-25? Interested in Filmmaking?

Taster Day: Wednesday 12 July 2017
Main Programme: 17 - 21 July 2017
Location: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
The Prince’s Trust & Iconic Steps have teamed up to offer a FREE one-week course:
Work alongside industry professionals to explore the process of filmmaking
Screen your film at an end of programme Celebration Event at the British Film Institute (BFI)
An opportunity to exhibit your work at a public filmmakers showcase in August
Not only will it help you discover new talents and develop new skills, but you’ll also benefit from support from our staff or one of our mentors to help you uncover your next steps.
Travel expenses paid on programme
To join the course or find out more: Search ‘Prince’s Trust’
Text ‘Call me’ to 07983 385 418 Call for free on 0800 842 842

For additional help please contact Izzy Islam on 0207 525 3096 or email Localoffer@southwark.gov.uk

Reach Employment Project

CareTrade Charitable Trust is launching an employment project for people aged 25 years or over, who are on the autistic spectrum and who have been unemployed for 6 months or longer.
We are looking for 24 candidates to take part in this two year project, with the aim that the majority of candidates will gain employment of choice by the end of the two years. http://localoffer.southwark.gov.uk/youth-offer/employment/employment-self-employment/reach-employment-project/

Supported Internships (Hospitality and Leisure)

We (The Bosco Centre) are working in partnership with Southwark Council to help provide supported internships for students with EHCP’s.
The Bosco Centre and Southwark Council are hosting an Information day on
Wednesday 7th June 2017 from 3.00pm-5.00pm at The Bosco Centre (281 Jamaica Road, SE16 4RS).Come along to find out more and speak to the employers, tutors and job coaches directly. For more information please click here.

Skills London 2017

Skills London is London’s biggest jobs and careers event for young people. Last year's event took place at ExCeL, London 9-10 December 2016. Aimed at 15-24 year olds, this two day event attracted over 30,000 visitors and provided young people and their families with a rare chance to discover careers through interactive, inspirational activities and demonstrations, and helped young people visually bridge the gap between what they enjoy doing and what they could potentially do as a career. Skills London 2017 will take place on 24-25 November 2017 at ExCeL, London.

For more information please click here: http://www.skillslondon.co.uk/Home.aspx

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 bolaji@in-spire.org.uk or by telephone 020 7740 6868