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Employment Pathways Apprentice

At a glance

Hackney Council
£24,279-£25,614 a year
Closing date
36 hours a week

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to become an apprentice in the Employment, Skills, and Adult Learning Service. You will work within the Employment Pathways Team on the Apprenticeship Programme project design, delivery, and evaluation tasks.

Every day is different! You will learn project management skills whilst making a real difference to people’s lives. Projects may include learning about procurement and contracts, data management, events management, stakeholder engagement, training design, and recruitment.

You will represent the Apprenticeship Team and will act as an ambassador for the programme. You will take a lead in supporting the facilitation of workshops with apprentices and residents. This role will be well suited to anyone interested in learning about project management within a learning and development, career, or learner engagement context.

Associate Project Managers need very good planning, organisation, and communication skills.

You will spend at least 20% of your employed time completing training & learning activities to complete the Associate Project Manager L4 Apprenticeship, Standard. You will also have access to the apprenticeship development, networking & progression workshops that we run regularly.


Eligibility for this apprenticeship:

For this position, you must already have both of the following:

  • Already hold at least a Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE A*-C / 4-9 in Maths and English AND
  • Have at least two A-Level passes OR another Level 3 qualification e.g. apprenticeship, NVQ, BTEC Extended Diploma OR 2+ years work experience in a relevant field.

You must also meet at least one of the additional set criteria for eligibility for our apprenticeship positions:

  • You are a current resident of the London Borough of Hackney
  • You are a current student at a Hackney education institution (school, college, university, PRU/alternative provision, Adult Learning provision)
  • You are a former student at a Hackney secondary education institution and completed at least one GCSE or equivalent Level 2 qualification there
  • You are a current or former recipient of Hackney leaving care services.

To access Apprenticeship training funding you must also:

  • Hold a British/EEA passport or have permission from the UK government to live in the UK AND
  • Have been resident in the UK or EEA for at least the last three years.

You must be able to evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria. Please ensure that you have read the eligibility criteria in the Job Description & Person Specification. You will not be eligible if you cannot provide this evidence.

Please note, an Enhanced DBS is required for this Apprenticeship.

Hackney Council’s Apprenticeship Programme is designed to create quality opportunities for Hackney residents and Hackney school leavers. All of our programmes combine work and study towards a mandatory recognised qualification. As an apprentice with us, you will receive a competitive salary, holiday entitlement, and a package of support.

About You

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

  • A commitment to undertake a qualification.
  • Passion and enthusiasm.
  • Reliability.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • A desire to deliver a high-quality service to Hackney residents.
  • The ability to form good working relationships with others.

There are more than 100 apprentices at the Council. To find out more about what it is like to be an apprentice at Hackney Council – check out our Apprentice Blog.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact


There will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge, and experience, and relate them to the job description. Please take your time and answer these questions as fully as you can. This may make the difference between getting an interview or not.


All eligible applicants will be invited to attend an assessment session where you will be asked to participate in group activities. This will allow the team to assess your suitability for the role and decide if you are shortlisted for the next stage.

You must be able to attend this session, to progress to the next stage of interviews.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under-represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available:

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