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Getting back into work

Advice and support into employment

Hackney Works can help residents navigate the job market by providing one to one advice from a specialist advisor. They can help you explore your transferable skills, careers, progression into work, and link you to specialist services.

We also recommend looking on:

  • JETS – Job Entry Targeted Support service: If you’ve been left jobless for three months or more due to Covid-19, JETS could give you support to get back into work. They provide dedicated support for six months with an employment coach. For more information click the link or ask your Jobcentre Plus work coach.

Employment opportunities 

Hackney Council is well connected to a range of employers in the borough, you can find current job openings  on our board that are regularly updated.

If you are interested in working at Hackney Council, you can find out how to access support to apply here

Keep updated on live opportunities: Subscribe to the Hackney Jobs newsletter

Volunteer to develop your skills and experience

Through volunteering, you can gain experience that is specific to the field you’re interested in, as well as building up transferrable skills like confidence and communication. Volunteering roles are available in all different areas, from healthcare to gardening.

To browse current volunteering opportunities or for support finding the right one for you, contact Volunteer Centre Hackney.

Workshops to help you prepare and explore

We provide workshops and sessions to help you prepare for job applications, interviews and explore career paths.

View current workshops

Build on your skills and training

Building on your skills will help keep them up to date and provide you with a competitive advantage. Hackney Council offers various courses and vocational training:

View current courses and training

We also recommend looking on:

  • New City College for a wide range of courses at all levels
  • Free2learn offer free courses for those aged 19+ and are receiving benefits.
  • VSS provides pre-employment vocational training courses across a range of industries
  • Ixion provides training and qualifications for a wide range of industries, for example, construction, care and hospitality services.

Benefits & additional support

Changes in your employment status will have varied impacts on other areas, if you need support, here are some places to start:

Page last reviewed: February 14, 2022

Do you need employment support?

If you need some employment guidance, you can sign up to talk with a personal employment advisor.

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