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Work placements

Find high-quality work experience

Hackney Council works with employers and partners across the borough to create exciting, paid and unpaid work placements for people living in or educated in Hackney.

Watch the video below to see examples of some of the work placements we have offered:

Supported Internship Programmes In Hackney

Supported internships are for people aged 16 to 24 with learning disabilities and/or autism who need extra help to gain employment. It supports ONLY young people with SEND (special educational needs and disability) to develop real work skills, in a real work environment.

An insight into Hackney Council’s Supported Internship placements

We have 2 placements where YOU can gain experience.

Homerton University Hospital various roles such as,

  • Front of house in the hospital restaurant
  • Outpatients reception staff
  • Human resources
  • Maternity ward
  • Diabetic eye screening department
  • Children’s ward
  • Ward hostess
  • Porter in A&E and other departments
  • Many other clinical roles

Hackney Town Hall placement

  • Maintenance department
  • Facilities department
  • Human resources
  • Hackney Museum
  • Hackney Education department
  • Multiple IT roles
  • Postal room with the Elections teams
  • Communications team/event planning
  • Many other opportunities

It is a unique, business-led, one-year college-to-work programme that takes place entirely in the workplace.

For more information please visit the Supported Internships Page.

To apply please complete our online application form

If you need any assistance please contact us at:

Telephone: 020 8356 5700


Volunteer to develop your skills and experience

Experience your chosen sector first-hand by volunteering for a local organisation. Whether you want to mentor young people or develop administration and social media skills, there is a volunteering role in Hackney for you.

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

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Find out more about how your business can get involved.

Page last reviewed: June 30, 2022

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