Skills London is a unique opportunity to find out about the immense variety of jobs available in London at an incredibly important time in your lives.
The stands will be packed to the rafters with information about how to access jobs and apprenticeships in technology, media, culture, construction, finance and professional business services and many more.
There are some wonderful opportunities to get hands on and have a go at trying out new skills for yourselves.
And you get the chance to talk to employers, recruiters and careers advisers, meet apprentices and students, as well as hear some truly inspirational stories that I hope will help you choose a path to a successful career.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
There’s never been a better time for a young person to choose an apprenticeship, with 1,500 different job roles in a range of sectors, from engineering to veterinary nursing, they can earn while they learn in a real job, gaining real qualifications. There are up to 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies across England available on www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship now!
The National Careers Service supports and inspires people to take the next step. It provides the right tools, support and advice online, via webchat or telephone with careers advisers.
Go to https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk or call free on 0800 100 900
A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets young people aged 16-24 ready for work or an apprenticeship. Traineeships can last up to 6 months.
For more information on traineeships visit: https://www.gov.uk/find-traineeship.
The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new sewer, urgently needed to protect the tidal River Thames from increasing pollution. London’s Victorian sewerage system is no longer fit for purpose and spills millions of tonnes of sewage into the tidal section of the river every year.
This 25km long tunnel, wide enough to contain three double-decker buses side-by-side and up to 70m below ground, will be built between 2016 and 2023. The project’s construction at 24 locations across the capital will create around 4,000 direct jobs and hundreds of apprenticeships in the process.
At Lambeth College – The Careers College, our focus is to ensure you become career ready by gaining the skills, qualifications and confidence to take charge and transform your future.
Our learners have the opportunity to develop their technical and academic skills within industry standard, state-of-the-art facilities, which include:
- Professional restaurant and training kitchen
- Hair and beauty salon and spa
- Sports hall and gym
- Nursery facilities
- Building and construction centre
- The first ever learning street - a purpose built retail and service sector space
Through our careers focused provision and strong links with employers, our learners will be better placed to achieve their career goals.
Many young people may not be aware of what their local council does, let alone what it might be like to work for local government. We want to promote the wide range of employment and training opportunities available from marketing officers, to heads of finance, through to apprentice sports coaches and legal apprentices. Together, the councils across London employ over 95,000 people. Since 2009 London’s councils have created over 7,000 apprenticeships*, as well as offering other training opportunities and employment support.
London Councils is committed to bringing together schools, colleges and businesses to ensure all young Londoners have the best chance of getting in and getting on in work. That’s why this year we have published London Ambitions: Shaping a successful careers offer for all young Londoners. Together with the London Enterprise Panel and the Mayor of London, we are promoting and championing the London Ambitions Careers Offer to transform careers and employment support for all young people in London.
London Councils represents London’s 32 borough councils and the City of London. It is a cross-party organisation that works on behalf of all of its member authorities and makes the case to government, the Mayor and others to get the best deal for Londoners.
*includes apprenticeships in councils, direct suppliers and apprenticeship training agencies
The Association of Colleges (AoC) is a membership organisation promoting, representing and supporting colleges across the country. Our 50 member colleges in London contribute substantially to the economic and social prosperity of the capital and help meet the skills needs of Londoners. For more information, visit our website.