There are lots of services available to help young people in Islington plan their futures and get into work.
Apprenticeships are a great way to try a real job, gain experience and work towards a nationally recognised qualification.
The council offers a high quality apprenticeship programme that combines work experience, training and a competitive London Living Wage salary.
You can also find out about apprenticeships available across the UK:
National Careers Service
LIFT (Leading Inclusive Futures through Technology)
LIFT aims to help residents into good local jobs in the knowledge economy including tech, digital, sciences, and creative production, and to support businesses and start-ups in these sectors.
Kickstart helps young people to gain work experience through paid work placements — and develop skills such as teamwork, communication and organisational skills.
If you are aged between 16 & 24, and currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment, you could be eligible to apply for a Kickstart placement.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the scheme and the vacancies available.
Family Works Programme
It has been designed to support local people who are part of a family with complex barriers to gain employment, 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+, with many free entry-level and short courses available to help students into the workplace or further higher education.