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Life Skills

Life skills run by Barnado’s -Earn while you learn, courses in retail, business administration or hairdressing. Apprenticeships and Train to Gain funding in many areas including Retail skills, Customer Service and Business Administration.

Who for?
16- 18 year olds. For those working but wanting to further their career.

Visit:  www.learnaliving.co.uk
Contact
0800 62 26 587 or 0800 62 26 493

Connexions Careers Advice

Connexions Careers Advice- provides careers advice and guidance for young people in Tower hamlets. Details of vacancies, qualifications and courses, help with job hunting and the support of a personal advisor if you need it, Qualified careers advisors available. Organisation also linked to secondary schools to help students up and till 19.

Who for?
It is for the Young people in Tower Hamlets 16-19.

Contact
Call 020 7364 1401

City Gateway

City Gateway- accredited courses for young people in ICT, multimedia, sports and creative arts. Also provide ESOL short courses entry level 1, 2 and 3

Who for? Young people aged 16-19 in Tower hamlets
Adult women

Visit:  www.citygateway.org.uk
Contact
020 7515 7878

Ocean Job Shop

Ocean Job Shop - training courses for young people

Who for?
Young people aged 16 and over

Contact
020 7423 9670
email:  nassarmiah@oceanndc.co.uk

Pan London Project

A pan London project aimed at 14-19 year olds who are not in Education, employment or training. The project gives practical taster sessions in a range of employment areas. Each taster session is complemented by 2 hours of employment training. The areas covered are; sports training, plumbing, electrical, construction, broadcasting, journalism and film making.

Who for?
Young People aged 14-19 who are not working or studying.

Contact
Richard Griffith - Project coordinator on richard.griffith@peabody.org.uk mob: 07947 299 539 or Surjit Power- Special Projects Manager on Surjit.power@peabody.org.uk mob 07717 336 167

Futureversity

Futureversity - A project called Job Ready to support young people into careers in the City. The project provides specialist training over 9 weeks participants take part in workshops, mentoring and a two week work placement.

Who for?
Young people living in Tower Hamlets who are not in work or education.

Visit: 
www.futureversity.org or call 020 7247 7900

The rooted forum

The rooted forum – road to work project is an employment advice via one to one mentoring programme.

Who for?
Tower hamlets residents aged 16-25 who are not in education or employment.

Contact
Sessions are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. 0207 7423 9146 email: info@therootedforum.org

Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus - is a government agency supporting people of working age from welfare to work. Gives help and advice on job hunting.

Who for?
Unemployed people living in Tower Hamlets

Contact
Call 0845 6060 234 to find your local office

Access2work

Access2work - They offer access to hundreds of jobs, one to one advice, CV and application support, training courses and debt advice.

Who for?
Anyone who is out of work, lives in Tower hamlets and has access to public funds

Contact
020 7377 4190 to find your nearest site or to book an appointment
info@accesstowork.co.uk

Employment project at Arbour

Employment project at the Arbour - The project aims to help people of all ages and backgrounds to take their first steps to getting employment, Provides accredited (NVQ level 2) pre employment training and drop in sessions for residents of Tower Hamlets.

Who for?
Those who have the right to work are unemployed or out of education, live in Tower Hamlets and are willing to commit to 30 hours of training.

Contact
Contact: Masadur on 020 7790 6578 or 07508019102 or masadur@thearbour.org.uk

Stepney Community Trust

Stepney Community Trust- provides IT training, job brokerage and advice and ESOL classes. Two separate projects provided one is the Employment and Guidance and the other is a Female Development Project.

Who for?
It is for Tower Hamlets Residents. ESOL and IT classes provided separately for men and women.

Contact
Stepney Community Trust 020 7377 5482 or info@Stepney.org.uk
Employment and Guidance- Ambia Rahman
Female Development Project- Reshma Hafiz & Lutfa Nessa

East London Small Business Centre

East London Small Business Centre - provides advice on starting up a small business, start up premises, business training seminars and business counselling and information.

Who for?
This is for those who are starting New or have existing small businesses in East London.

Contact
East London Business Centre on 020 7377 8821 or info@smallbusinesscentre.org.uk

Tower Hamlets Employment Service

Tower Hamlets Employment Service provides advice, CV preparation, job brokerage and is a training provider for Tower Hamlets. 

Who for?
Tower Hamlets residents with recourse to public funds that are unemployed. You mustn’t be on a student or dependency visa and you must be a holder of a valid national insurance number.

Contact
Tower Hamlets Employment Service has drop-in sessions all over the borough. For your nearest session call 020 7364 3727
email: skillsmatch@ towerhamlets.gov.uk

St Luke's Job shop

St Luke's Job shop - free friendly advice on getting back into work, finding suitable training courses, CV courses and much more

Who for?
Tower Hamlets residents.

Contact
Address: St Luke’s Community House, Saunders Ness Road, E14 3EB

St Peter’s Community and Advice

St Peter’s Community and Advice Centre – is an Employment, training and work placement advice and signposting, Signposting to NVQ’s and Higher Education courses.

Who for?
Women aged 20 plus living in Tower Hamlets

Contact
Advice sessions Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-1pm and telephone advice 2-3pm for everyone.
Tel: 020 7739 8024, Email: stpetersadvice@fsmail.net
Address: St Peter’s North Community Centre, 1 Marian Place, Bethnal Green, London E2 9AX.

Employment first

Employment first – Employment and careers advice is provided and also links with employers.

Who for?
All Tower Hamlets Residents

Contact
Advice sessions are provided from, Wodeham Gardens Community Room, Wodeham Gardens, E1 5BN.
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Tel: 0207 377 6944

Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus - is a government agency supporting people of working age from welfare to work. Gives help and advice on job hunting.

Who for?
Unemployed people living in Tower Hamlets

Contact
Call 0845 6060 234 to find your local office

Stepney Community Trust

Stepney Community Trust- provides IT training, job brokerage and advice and ESOL classes. Two separate projects provided one is the Employment and Guidance and the other is a Female Development Project.

Who for?
It is for Tower Hamlets Residents. ESOL and IT classes provided separately for men and women.

Contact
Stepney Community Trust 020 7377 5482 or info@Stepney.org.uk
Employment and Guidance- Ambia Rahman
Female Development Project- Reshma Hafiz & Lutfa Nessa

The Limehouse Project

The Limehouse Project – it is a community-led charity they offer advice, information and guidance from expert, trained advisers as part of their core services to the community. They also offer Education, training and opportunities for supported volunteering geared towards helping women gain the confidence and skills they need.

Who for?
It is for Women, all peoples of ethnic minority origin and those for whom English is not a first language; Residents of the local community.

Contact
020 7538 0075
020 7790 9699

Account 3

Account 3 - is a training and development company, which aims to support the development of local people through the provision of advice and guidance, training, enterprise support and access to resources within a vibrant environment.

Who for?
It is for those who are unemployed and out of education.

Contact
020 7739 7720 email: admin@account3.org.uk
3 Birkbeck Street London E2 6JY

TBG Learning

TBG Learning - The employability and training opportunities TBG Learning offers are focused upon the needs of socially disadvantaged groups in the communities they serve, particularly long-term unemployed people with multiple barriers to employment, including low skills, poor self-esteem and lack of self-confidence.

Who for?
This is for young people from 16-19 that are out of education and employment and adults that are claiming some form of benefits.

Contact
There are many branches all over London. The one in Tower hamlets is Truman Building 91-95 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL 0207 2470036. Centre manager - Riona Athisegaran

Gateway STEP Youth Employment Project

Gateway STEP Youth Employment Project - aimed at helping young people gain practical work experience and skills to build their confidence. The scheme highlights how communities can create life changing opportunities for individuals to grow and prosper.

Who for?
Targeting NEETs; young people who are ‘Not in education, employment or training.

Contact
Neda Haghshenas, Employability and Engagement Coordinator
Gateway STEP, Gateway Housing Association, 409-413 Mile End Road
London, E3 4PB
Tel: 0208 709 4499
Email: neda.haghshenas@gatewayhousing.org.uk

Capital Talent

Capital Talent - Capital Talent is a free interactive five week employability course the project has successfully progressed past learners into employment, apprenticeships, work placements and further training.

Who for?
This is for 16 – 35 year olds looking for work

Contact
0208 709 9706 / 07958 274 095
email: capital.talent@bbbc.org.uk

info@employment-first.co.uk