Employment and training

There are a growing number of people in London who either cannot find work or are unable to earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Young adult unemployment is at its highest rate since 1993. One young Londoner in four is unable to find work, compared with one in ten young adults in the UK as a whole. And the number of people in part-time work who are unable to find a full-time job is three times as high as it was ten years ago.

Being out of work can have devastating effects on individuals and their families. Long-term unemployment is linked with physical and mental health problems, the breakdown of relationships and debt.

We support hundreds of local people each year with training and employment advice. We provide workshops, drop-in sessions, one-to-one support, volunteering opportunities, work placements and apprenticeships.