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Support finding work for 16–24s

If you are aged 16–24 then Islington is a good place to be looking for work. There are lots of employers here and lots of different career options to choose from. Deciding what path to take can be difficult – but the services below can help you.


Our iWork service can help match your skills to local job or help you find the right training and apprenticeships for your career path.

Visit the Islington Working job site, call 020 7527 2706 or email

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides high quality, free and impartial careers advice, information and guidance. The service is available to anyone aged 13+, no matter what stage of the careers journey you’re at.


The Spear programme helps young people who face disadvantage into work or education by giving them the confidence, motivation and the vital skills they need to succeed in long-term employment.

Find Your Islington directory

The Find Your Islington directory is packed with information and advice, details of local youth organisations, plus things to do and places to go.


Apprenticeships are a mix of paid work and training. You’re doing a real job, gaining experience and working towards a nationally recognised qualification.

The council offers a high quality apprenticeship programme that combines work experience, training and a good starting salary salary.

You can also find out about apprenticeships available across the UK.

Leading Inclusive Futures through Technology (LIFT)

LIFT aims to help residents into good local jobs in what is called "the knowledge economy". This includes technology, digital, sciences, and creative production,. LIFT also supports businesses and start-ups in these sectors. Find out more about LIFT.

Family Works Programme

The Family Works Programme supports local people who are part of a family with complex barriers to get a job, improving life for the whole family.

City and Islington College

City and Islington College has a large variety of vocational courses developed specifically for school leavers and young adults. There is also help and support for adults aged 19 and over, with many free entry-level and short courses available to help students into the workplace or further higher education.

More information

See more services available to help young people in Islington plan their futures and get into work.

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