Education, Employment and Training

Southwark Works

Specialist employment advisers who can provide personal, confidential, one-to-one support for unemployed residents who are experiencing challenges or difficulties in securing a job.

For more information, contact Matthew Izekor (Specialist Employment Advisor, Southwark Care Service) on 020 7525 0652

InSpired to Work at InSpire

Getting Ready for Work and SEEDS2 - Southwark funded schemes to help young residents who are finding it difficult to get into, and stay -in, the right jobs. They help young people aged 18-24 into employment, work experience and training opportunities, as well as providing in-work support and personal development training. InSpired to Work also works with Southwark's SME employers to create partially funded job for young Southwark residents. Call Tarina on 020 7740 6868 or email to find out more.

Southwark’s Part Time Employment Project

Helps young people aged 16-24 find part time employment while in education and when facing major personal challenges that make it difficult to get full time employment.

Call Dee or Fabiana on 0207 708 8040  or email Dee for more information.

Tomorrow’s People

Tomorrow’s People run a range of programmes that help young people who are out of work and out of school or college to get back into employment, education or training.

Visit out website for more information:

St Giles Trust

Supported by HSBC, Choices helps young people aged 16 – 24 who face barriers to education and employment. Through one-to-one and group work sessions, Choices provides advice and support to stay motivated and help to find a work placement, training course, apprenticeship or job.

Princes Trust

Range of different short courses, taster days and programmes where you learn to work as part of a team for unemployed young people aged 16-25.

To view our full range of courses, visit our website on

National Careers Service

Free online service to help out with job seeking and career advice.


Visit our website to see apprenticeships all over the UK.


UCAS gives advice on where to find support for getting into higher education. For information tailored to Care Leavers, visit


Created by the Who Cares Trust to advise care leavers wanting to get into higher education. Visit our website for more information

Drive Forward

Runs a six week job coaching programme for care leavers aged 16-25 in the afternoon and provides one to one sessions with employment advisors. Visit our website for more information