Sarah's Update: Education, Employment and Training Opportunities!

4th November 2020



For up to the minute information follow @JCPinSthLondonon Twitter, this is updated with relevant news/ workshops / jobs etc. throughout the day every day. 


Orline has shared these opportunities:  

Job Fest on the 5th November

Between 11am – 12.30 pm

Blue Lights and Armed Forces



Home-based Job Fest

Every Wednesday 12pm-1.30pm on



Ambulance Service Virtual Job Fair

6th November

10 am -11.30 am (999 call handlers and 111 training health advisor)

3 pm – 4.30pm (Assistant Ambulance and Non-Emergency Transport)



Virtual courses start on the 9th November


Strive Training Civil Service SWAP

Various courses run across the 9th/16th/23rd and 30th November

Supporting young people with the application process for the Civil Service

Which will support with the next wave of recruitment


Lakeshore Care LTD

Sutton and Carshalton

5 Healthcare Assistants Roles Available

Closes 6th November 2020


Network Rail Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship

Applications on a first come first served basis


Chelsea Football Club Construction course

16th November @11am

Level 1 Health and Safety and CSCS card

Virtual Work Experience with the British Army 

The British Army are offering our young people the opportunity to take part in a virtual work experience event on 12th November 2020. The event will run from 10.30am until 2.30pm including a 45 minute break for lunch.

The programme which will be delivered over Adobe Connect will be:

  • Welcome
  • Army careers briefing
  • My Story – a serving soldier’s experiences
  • A physical training instructor demonstration of fitness standards
  • Lunch
  • Military lessons including, Camouflage and Concealment, why things are seen, shelter (known as a basher) building, Bergen packing and an introduction to field rations packs.
  • Recruiter Brief – pay, benefits, welfare and how to apply if interested.

Customers wishing to attend should register their interest with  Once registered they will be sent a link to the event.


This offer is particularly suited to 18-25 year olds


If you need more information about this offer please contact Senior Account Manager for the Armed Forces


Princes Trust

Explore (16-25)

Explore is a 5-week personal development programme which offers young people group activities and one-to-one support to help build confidence, get motivated, meet new people and identify and achieve their goals. We also develop employability and independent living skills. Personal development qualifications are available in Interpersonal & Self-management Skills, Participating in Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle, Career Planning, Money Management, and Presentation Skills.


Group Induction: Monday 16th NovemberWhere: Microsoft Teams

How to refer: Email Pippa – 


Get Started with Product Design (16-25)

Hear from industry experts, create your own conceptual mood board for a design product and work as part of a small team to research and collaborate on design ideas. Build skills in presenting, concept ideas, sketching, 3D printing, glove patternmaking, hand-sewing, product photography and editing. And finally, you will have the opportunity to build your very own PPE prototype!


Taster Day: Monday 16th November, 11am – 1pm

Main Programme: Tuesday 24th November – Friday 4th December, 11am – 1pm

Where: Microsoft Teams



Get Started in Digital Marketing (16-24) – CROYDON

Looking to build up your skills for a career in Digital Marketing? This course covers Content Marketing, Native Advertising, Pay Per Click (PPC), Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, and Metrics & Analytics.


Taster Day: Wednesday 18th NovemberMain Programme: 

Monday 23rd November – Tuesday 1st December

Where: Microsoft Teams

How to refer: Email Katie – 


Get Started in Afro-Caribbean Hair (16-30)

This programme will help young people understand all about curls and coils and provide them with information and resources to achieve healthy natural hair. This includes the opportunity to discuss with a panel of industry professionals, understanding of building a hair routine and taking part in practical session learning techniques and creating styles with mannequins. This will be a face-to-face delivery in our South London Centre, following Covid-19 guidance.


Taster Days: Tuesday 24th November & Thursday 26th November

Main Programme: Monday 30th November – Friday 4th December

Where: South London Centre 


Get Started with the London Ambulance Service (18-30)

This 3-day virtual employability programme will support young people aged 18-30 through the application process to become an Assistant Ambulance Practitioner. We’ll get you ready for the assessment centre and interviews, with lots of mock interview practice and discovering your unique strengths. On the final day the job goes live and we’ll guide you through the application form!


Taster Days: Tuesday 24th & Friday 27th November

Main Programme: Tuesday 1st December – Thursday 3rd December, 10am – 1pm

Where: Zoom

How to refer: Click here to register on Eventbrite 


Get Started in Web Design (16-30)

Learn how to create a website using WordPress!

Taster Day: Tuesday 1st December

Main Programme: Monday 7th December – Friday 11th December

Where: Microsoft Teams 


Development Awards (16-30)

Our Development Awards can cover the cost of course fees, tools or equipment up to £160 in order to help young people achieve their goals and move into education, training or employment. For more information, visit our website here. 


Get Hired Jobs

The Prince’s Trust is advertising current vacancies to help support young people into work at this time. We will be supporting them to apply for these roles via our Live Chat. Visit If you are a young person, you can contact us from 9am – 9pm every day:

Call us for free on 0800 842 842  

Live chat with us online here


Young People’s provision launching this November


Our first course that starts on 24th November 2020 is the Get Into Games Development Programme for ages 16-19 (up to the age of 25 with an EHCP).

What is Get Into Games Development? It's a full-time Study Programme running from November 2020 to July 2021. By the end of the course our students will

  • Understand career routes into the Games Industry
  • Learn the core skills needed to move towards a career in Games Development including 2D & 3D asset creation, narrative and game design
  • Organise and take part in their own Games Jams
  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification in the games industry
  • Work towards achieving Functional Skills or GCSE in English & Maths
  • Build a portfolio of their work to showcase to potential employers
  • Undertake a high-quality work placement of at least 70 hours experience and friendly tutors who really know how to get the best out of young people.


There is no prior achievement required for young people to apply for this course. We will assess each young person’s suitability for the programme through their interest in Games Development and commitment to completing the course.

London Learning Consortium

Study Programmes


Nov 24th – Get Into Games Development – Level 2


Jan 2020 – My Future – Lifeskills & Employability

- Entry 3 / Level 1


Feb 2020 – Get into Media Production – Level 1


Head 2 Work

Head 2 Work is a social action and employability programme offered to young individuals between the ages of 18-24 (not in education, employment or training), who are currently looking for the opportunity to work in teams designing and delivering social action projects within their own communities. This will be building on their skills and confidence with the aim to get them back into education, employment or training. The project will provide them with a tailored personal plan establishing their individual needs. In that regard, we seek to work with them in a structured but fun manner, providing the skills to support them (including but not limited to completing application forms; CV and resume writing; coaching and mentoring.


The main thing that separates Head2Work from other programmes are our unique and engaging social actions that really help to prepare a young person for work, they are youth led and fun and help young people to transition into work, education or training they help to build transferrable skills and can offer experience to put on their CV. We are currently working on a short film and soundtrack in Groundworks recording studio to highlight the impact covid-19 has had on young people and society in general 


We build fantastic relationships with our clients and offer a 360 support service through our specially selected business mentors who work one2one with our clients offering their expertise in CV writing, guidance, job searching etc .


Social actions are designed to benefit the community, must be led by young people, must be challenging and they must offer progression for the young person participating. 


Some examples of social action:  

  • Upgrading local community and hospital green spaces
  • Community radio 
  • Assisting with a tapestry highlighting Covid-19
  • Bargain hunt style upcycling challenges 
  • Creating video and social media content
  • Dragons den type scenarios where young people can create their own social actions


We are also open to hear from young people to see what they would like to do and we will do our best to facilitate it 


We are currently running our first social action from Groundwork London recording studio we are working with our young people to create a short movie and soundtrack to highlight how Covid-19 and the lockdown has affected young people.


The Head 2 Work project is offered to young people living in the Boroughs of Croydon, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Kingston.  


CAYSH Ambassador

  1. Fast Track- Moving on!
  2.  Able to work 16 hours a week
  3. Do you want to help other young people?

APPLYContact your support worker or HR on 02086830227


Runway Training

Young people must have a NI number to meet funding criteria and currently be NEET

  • Functional Skills English and Maths EL1- L
  • Distance Learning L2 courses 40 courses all online 
  • CSCS distance learning course with funded test and card


Positive Directions


Training and careers advice for 16-24 year-olds

Positive Directions is a careers programme designed for NEET young people

aged 16-24 in South London.

After an initial assessment, we can help you with a bespoke training programme to meet your individual needs and help you progress into a job, further education, a Traineeship or an Apprenticeship.

Get in touch

If you or someone you know could benefit from the Positive Directions programme, contact Anna Wise at Skills Training UK.

Call today!

07792 793 859 

or visit 


Brand New Courses Starting November 2020 - Croydon College


Are you looking to kick-start your Construction and Engineering or Motor Vehicle career? Our brand new courses starting this November could be the perfect option for you. See below for more information and how to apply.


Level 1 Introduction to Transport and Vehicl

  • Level: 1
  • Duration: 31 week
  • Awarding body: BTEC

Find out about the motor vehicle industry, explore the light vehicle industry, carry out routine mechanical services, develop customer relationships, work with others and prepare to progress into the industry.You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work. There are no exams.


Entry requirements for the course is at least Entry 3 Maths and English.


Level 1 Construction and Engineerin

  • Level: 1
  • Duration: 31 weeks
  • Awarding body: BTEC

This course provides an introduction to the construction and engineering sectors including bricklaying, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, engineering, machining and mechanical skills.You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work. There are no exams.Entry requirements for the course is at least Entry 3 Maths and English. How to applyIf you are interested in either of these courses and wish to apply, please visit our Admissions team at the College or contact them on 020 8760 5934 to find out more.