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Youth Employment Hub

Are you a Hackney young person planning for your future? Here you will find information about a wide range of support including help with planning your next steps, where to find information about training, placements, volunteering, apprenticeships, and jobs as well as how to access information about benefits and support around mental health.

For more information please call 020 8356 5700 or email

Seeking job opportunities?

Find local jobs on the Hackney Opportunities page here or use the government’s ‘Find a job’ service

Hackney Works is a free employment support service for Hackney residents. Whether you’re looking for your first job, you want to progress further, explore your career options or you’ve been out of work for a while, our advisors can help you to achieve your goals.

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Looking for employment and have concerns relating to your health/mental health or a disability? 

Our Supported Employment Team can help you.

Hackney Quest aims to give young people, families and members of the community the practical and emotional support they need to develop and pursue their aspirations and deal positively with life’s challenges.

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XLP runs an employability programme aimed at getting young people aged 16-24, to raise self-awareness and help young people to take responsibility, whilst also developing soft skills such as patience, resilience and confidence.

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SkyWay works with young people to access the opportunities, skills and confidence to build a better future for themselves, through employment support, skills development, mental wellbeing sessions, and mentoring.

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Looking for opportunities in the creative sector?

Immediate Theatre work with young people and communities in Hackney and East London to ensure access for all to arts activities that break down barriers and engage people in debate.

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The Yard Theatre The Yard is an award-winning theatre and music venue in Hackney Wick. The Yard runs two community centres, Hub67 and The Hall, from which they run Yard Young Artists, their theatre-making, creating and exploring groups for young people.

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Mediorite offer training and coaching to help diverse young people get a head start on their careers in the film industry all while delivering exciting, impactful content.

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Apprenticeships, earn while you learn

An apprenticeship combines paid work with study towards an accredited qualification. It’s a good option if you want to get started in the working world, as many don’t require you to have any prior experience. 

Apprenticeships are available at the council and with other employers:

Page last reviewed: March 12, 2024

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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