L&Q works to improve access to a range of skills, training and employment opportunities for our residents. On this page you can find information on the latest schemes and initiatives which we are running.
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Digital champions are people who help others understand the benefits of being online and can show them how to do a range of simple things that can make a huge difference to those who cant or don't use the internet. Find out how to apply for our digital champions training programme.
What's your big idea?
L&Q is working in partnership with Fixers to support young
people aged 16 to 25 to help them tackle any issue that matters to
Fixers are young people who are motivated by personal experience to make positive change for themselves and those around them.
Issues that Fixers have worked on before include:
- self-harm and suicide
- random acts of kindness
Fixers have created short films, websites, posters, leaflets,
events and flash-mobs.
If you are 16-25, you have something you care about and want to change for the better, then find out how you can work with Fixers.
Taking part wont cost you anything and you will receive help,
support and access to resources so you can turn your idea into
For more information or to register your interest please email your details to:
Wisdom Works is an employability programme to help residents get back into work. The programme is open to all L&Q residents aged 50 or over who want to find work and who live in the boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton, Croydon, Richmond, Kingston or Lambeth.
This free service offers:
- Access to a personal advisor
- Help to find a job and apply
- The chance to gain relevant qualifications
- Support in preparing for a work placement or interview
- The chance to join employer-led training opportunities leading to guaranteed interviews
For more information or to join the programme, please text Maud Gambier-Ellis today and quote Wisdom Works on 07500 101659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, email address and phone number.
Start with the Job
Start with the Job is an employability project to help residents get back into work. It's open to L&Q residents aged 50 or older who want to find work and who live in the borough of Lewisham.
The project will help residents access jobs in hospitality, catering, facilities management, stewarding and cleaning. This free service will offer:
- Job shadowing
- Work placements
- Work trials
- Mock interview with employers
- An accompanied interview
- One-to-one support (personal advisor)
- Progression workshops
For more information or to join the programme, please text Maud Gambier-Ellis on 07500 101659 with your name, address, email address and phone number.You can also email her on email@example.com with the subject Start with the Job.
ASE Remote Working
ASE Remote Working is a six-month programme for L&Q residents in Brent or Ealing who are interested in working from home using their office skills.
The program consists of five days of training over two weeks. You'll also get six months of one-to-one support, mentoring and training.
The course is aimed at:
- Parents, anyone with accessibility issues, carers or people aged over 50
- Anyone considering self-employment
- Anyone who cant work typical office hours of 9 to 5 from Monday to Friday
- People with skills in admin, customer service, data entry, legal work, accountancy, IT, design, writing, translation, marketing, social media, sales and project management
After the course, you will learn:
- Your own skills and how to sell yourself
- How to create your own remote working profile and start winning freelance jobs
- How to run your own business and be more organised
- About building a lifelong network of colleagues and buddies to
keep you motivated and supported
For more information, please contact Maud Gambier-Ellis by texting your name, address and email to 07500 101659 and quoting Remote Working. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking for work but feeling stuck? Do you feel
depressed, anxious or stressed? L&Q have commissioned two
specialist providers to deliver a personalised employment service
helping you gain confidence and to support you in your job search
and after you've found work.
To find out more please call 020 8045 4011 and ask for the JobReady team or email email@example.com
Quote Certitude if you live in Lambeth, Southwark or Lewisham or Rethink if you live in Bexley, Greenwich, Newham, Waltham Forest or Haringey.
Are aged 18-24 and interested in working in live events and festivals? Do get in touch with us if you are a young person or know of a young person interested in working in the arts, in communications, marketing, design, journalism and music industry roles.
All participants that complete the 4 to 6 weeks of training and
work experience will be guaranteed interviews. Recruitment sessions
are happening in the 3rd and 4th weeks of May 2016. For more
information please quote Creativity Works when getting in touch
with the JobReady team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling 020 8045 4011 and asking to speak to the JobReady