Getting a job
Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a recognised qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.
Anyone living in England, over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply to be an apprentice (external link).
Traineeships provide a mixture of learning and work experience for young people aged 16-25 who may not be sure what they want to do, or whether they have the skills and understanding that employers might be asking for. Many colleges and training providers offer a range of traineeships or supported internships and mentoring.
Young people with special educational needs or disabilities who need information, advice and guidance on a range of issues including careers can visit:
- Mencap: Bell Brewery, 676 High Road, Tottenham - email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 020 8365 0251
- Tottenham Hotspur: contact - email: email@example.com or tel 020 8365 5138
- Action for Kidz: Ability House, 15A Tottenham Lane, Hornsey N8 9DJ - call on 020 8347 8111 or text on 07949 245 131
You can call or contact them directly. If you have an education health and care plan, you can ask your SEN officer to send on your plan to the organisation to help them understand your needs better, and show your strengths and areas you might find challenging.
Further information for young people in Haringey is available on the Youth Space website.
The council also has a team of Adult Employment and Learning Advisers who are professionally qualified to:
- Help adults at any stage in their lives, to make the right choices about skills, careers, and qualifications
- Support all learners on a Haringey Adult Learning Service (HALS) course to help them get the best out of their course, and plan what they want to do after their course
There is more information on the HALS pages.
The Jobcentre Plus network (external link) can also help young people and adults of all ages find work as well as advice on what benefits are available while job search is taking. Jobcentre Plus Disability Employment Advisers can offer additional advice and guidance for people with learning difficulties or disabilities.
- help to decide what type of work or training suits you best
- specialist assessment with a work psychologist to help you prepare to find and stay in work
- a job-matching and referral service
You can contact Jobcentre Plus on 0845 604 3719 or by textphone on 0845 608 8551.
The National Careers Service provides face to face, online and telephone advice and guidance to support your career planning. See the National Careers Service website (external link) for more information and a range of online tools and support.
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