Jobs and careers

Employment and training

Employment, training and apprenticeships advice and opportunities for young people leaving school and employees whose job has been affected by the Covid-19 crisis


Employment opportunities

Census 2021 – temporary jobs
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) are hiring thousands of people in a range of exciting temporary roles to make Census 2021 a success. The census is a survey about all of us that is carried out every 10 years. It provides a picture of communities, which helps to plan and fund public services. The ONS are looking for enthusiastic people who want to make a real difference to their community. Find out more here.

Islington Council jobs
Search the latest job Islington Council job vacancies here.

Employment support and advice

Get Back on Track
If you’re an Islington resident and your job has been affected by the Covid-19 crisis then Shaw Trust’s Get Back on Track service can offer you advice and support on issues including furlough, annual leave, redundancy, changes to terms and conditions (pay, hours, etc.), managing mental health, working from home. Find out more here.

Job help from Jobcentre Plus
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) have launched an online support site for job-seekers that lists full-time and part-time vacancies as well as hints and tips on applying for jobs, how to use your transferable skills, staying motivated and support with redundancy. Find out more here

The Spear Programme helps young people facing disadvantage into work or education by equipping them with confidence, motivation and the vital skills they need to succeed in long-term employment. Find out more here.


Further education

Islington’s Adult and Community Learning (ACL) service offer free courses for Islington residents aged 19 and over or parents with children in Islington schools. Courses include digital skills, Maths, English, ESOL, vocational and employment skills, family learning and community learning. Find out more here.

Kings Cross Construction course (in partnership with College of North West London), starting September 2020. Priority given to Camden and Islington residents aged 16 upwards

L2 Diploma in Electrical Installation
L1 Diploma in Plumbing
L2 Diploma in Plumbing
L2 Diploma in Carpentry
L1 Certificate in General Construction – Multi Trades for 16-18 year olds.

To express your interest, email or call 0207 974 5161. You must also register online stating which course you wish to do and that you wish to study at King's Cross.

Gateway Qualifications are a not-for-profit organisation offering qualifications, Access to HE Diplomas, ESOL and new Essential Digital Skills Qualifications. Find out more here.

Capital City College Group and its three colleges – City and Islington College, Westminster Kingsway College, and the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London – are offering hundreds of free online courses in response to the social and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more here.

City and Islington College is one of the largest further education colleges in London, with five specialist centres across North London. Located across Angel, Holloway Road, Finsbury Park and Camden Road, they offer an extensive range of academic and vocational courses for all ages. Find out more here.

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) have a variety of options to give you the skills you need for your future, including vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education courses. Find out more here.


Islington Council apprenticeships in a variety of areas that include work experience and training, and offer an attractive salary. Find out more here

WhiteHat are a talent accelerator helping to create a diverse group of future leaders. Find out more hereJoin them on 10 September for a virtual open day, for a collection of talks and roundtable discussions where you will have the chance to hear from apprentices at Google, Bloomberg, Sky, Starling Bank and more. Register for the morning session here, or the evening session here. 

The Department for Education provide advice on becoming an apprentice and guidance on finding an apprenticeships. Find out more here.

DiVA Apprenticeships specialise in training young people in Business Administration, Digital and Creative Apprenticeships. Find out more here

LDN Apprenticeships provide opportunities to people of all ages, Whether you are making the transition from education to employment, switching careers or looking to take a step up in your current role. Find out more here.

Let Me Play offer a wide range of apprenticeships including marketing, I.T., business, early years and sport. Find out more here.

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