We deliver various projects around Ealing to help young people to prepare for the world of work and gain esential skills and experience. Here is a list of some of the projects that the Connexions team deliver and support.
Eco-Talent is a 6 month volunteering programme for young adults between 16-24 who are intersted in contributing to their local community and environment.
Our program is recruiting now!
Read on for more information
EcoTalent is for young people who are NEET (unemployed) 16 – 24 and are interested in volunteering to gain new skills and contribute to their local community and environment.
Volunteers will need to be ready to commit to up to 6 months for up to 4 days per week. Attendance will be for 2 - 4 sessions per week between Mon – Fri. (Timetables agreed with individuals based on their circumstances)
We are running this cohort with a ‘Built Environment’ theme; this means that we are looking for volunteers who have an interest in the construction and multi-skill industry and horticulture and landscaping industry.
The programme will be structured as follows:
September 18th 2017 – Start Date
- 6 Week Induction and Training
- 12 Week Volunteering and Social Action Team projects
- 6 weeks Progression and training
Training outline is:
- CSCS card
- Level 1 Health and Safety
- Manual Handling
- First Aid
- Safeguarding (Basic CP, substance misuse education, managing anger)
- Green Champions
- Equality and Diversity
- Employability – CV, Applications, Interviews
Social action outline is:-
- Risk Assessing
- Project planning
- Complete cashpoint application (funding for project)
- Gunnersbury park support (Horticulture and general park work)
Application deadline 1st September
We have 15 places left on the programme, but we will be filling them on a first come first served basis – so please encourage applications soon to ensure a space is secured.
All volunteers will need to show proof of ID: Valid Passport, birth certificate or driving licence. Declaring volunteering should not affect your benefits.
For more information please resgister your interest at Beinspired@ealing.gov.uk Call: 0208 825 8573 / 07702954477
Ealing Pathways is a five month programme that helps you prepare for employment, apprenticeships or other opportunities. The Pathways Programme is aimed at 16-24 year olds, who are ready to commit to a 5-day-per-week timetable. The Pathways programme lasts up to 20 weeks (five months) and is designed for young people who are ready to take the next step, but would benefit from some additional support and guidance. You get work experience, guidance and training to help you achieve your goal.
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Employment Training and Paid Work Experience
Are you 16 – 24 years old?
Are you ready to take the next step towards an apprenticeship, job or further training?
Could you do with some support and guidance to help you take this step?
Are you a resident of Ealing or did you study in Ealing in the last 3 years?
Do you have qualifications lower than Level 3?
THEN PATHWAYS COULD BE FOR YOU!
The Pathways programme lasts up to 20 weeks (five months) and is designed for young people who are ready to take the next step into employment, but would benefit from some additional support and guidance.
You will gain work experience, guidance and training to help you achieve your goal.
Attendance on the programme is 5 days per week and The Programme comprises of the following:
- Paid Work placement: for two days per week
- Training:Level 1 Employability qualification and functional skills in English and Maths,
- New work skills: The Pathways Technical Certificate, which includes First Aid; Health and Safety; Green Champions (environment and sustainability); Equality and Diversity; Safeguarding
- Personal/Team Development and Community Action Sessions
- Progression: Planning for your future and Mentoring Sessions
An example timetable would be:
Personal Development / Progression
It is important that you feel ready to take the next step as commitment to your own development will mean you succeed on the programme and into your future. We are here to support you to achieve.
We currently have job roles available in:
Do I get paid?
You will be paid National Minimum Wage (£7.05 per hour) for the 13 hours per week worked in the placement. This will be paid into your bank account monthly up to £366.60. You will not get paid if you do not attend your placement. You are expected to attend all parts of the programme in order to remain in your placement.
If you are interested please email us at email@example.com or completed our application form.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when we are recruiting!
Contacting the Pathways Team
Pathways Programme Mentor
Pathways Programme Coordinator
07595 792 738 OR 0208 825 9476
Pathways Programme Mentor
email@example.com / 02088256704
You can also contact the whole team on our NEW email address:
WEST is a project that is run by the Council to help support residents over the age of 18 who are unemployed into work and training. WEST can provide support with many different things such as:
- FREE accredited training
- Confidence building
- Creating or updating an existing CV
- Job searching
- Preparation for interviews
- Help with completing applications
What is WEST?
Work Education Support & Training (WEST). We are a new service, offering support to residents of Ealing who are interested in FREE advice and guidance with employment and training.
What’s on offer?
WEST understand that not all people feel ready to walk into a job tomorrow and some may not even know what they’d like to do. In previous instances, we’ve also found that many people don’t realise the skills that they already possess, most gained from managing their day to day lives.
To assist them on their journey, our team of dedicated employment advisers are offering 121 support to help you secure work and training.
WEST will assist them with their goals by creating an action plan that is personal to them. We will also stay in regular contact to keep them up to date with the ‘hot off the press’ local jobs in the area.
If they are unemployed, over the age of 18 and living in the borough of Ealing, then this service is for you!
We will be working in and around the area in various locations. To book an appointment with an advisor, please contact us on: 020 8825 9894 or email WEST@EALING.GOV.UK
Ealing Council Appprenticeships
Ealing Apprenticeship Programme recruits enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals who live, or have studied in Ealing within the last 3 years
Ealing Council’s apprenticeship programme is open to people who live or have studied in Ealing within the last three years and who meet the other criteria for Ealing Council apprenticeship applicants.
Vacancies are advertised in April and September each year. Apply now!
We positively welcome applications from people with disabilities who are under represented in all areas of the council.
Find out about current Ealing Council apprenticeship vacancies.
Ealing Apprenticeship Programme is recruiting enthusiastic and highly motivated 16 to 23 year olds who live, or have studied in Ealing within the last 3 years, to fill apprenticeship vacancies across Ealing Council.
Applicants should be committed to working in the council and striving to meet the needs of a diverse community, and be willing to undertake training in a range of skills. You will work in one of the council's service areas and be expected to work towards a qualification at level 2 in your first year (equivalent of key stage 4).
You can apply for up to three vacancies on one application form. Please ensure you read the role profiles before making your choices.
Who can apply?
Applicants must fulfil one of the following:
a) you are resident of the London Borough of Ealing (proof of residency will be checked)
b) you currently attend a school in the London Borough of Ealing, or have valid GCSEs obtained at an ealing school (certificates are valid for three years and will be checked)
c) you currently attend a college in the London Borough of Ealing. You may apply if you have obtained A-levels, but not if you have a qualification at level 4 and above (including degrees). College registration will be checked.
If you have any questions you can contact the apprenticeship team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ealing Council also runs a series of work preparation programmes for 16-24 year olds:
- Eco-Talent: a six month volunteering programme, including a structured work placement, social action project and mentoring support, next recruiting this Autumn
- Pathways: a six month traineeship programme, including a paid work placement and functional skills training, next recruiting in November 2016
- Ealing Adult Learning: courses for young adults aged 19+.
Skills Escalator - Supporting People (Aged 25+) in low paid work, who would like to improve and learn new skills, progress in their currently job or change career. The aims of the Skills Escalator project are to provide Ealing residents with the skills to progress into better paid work and reduce dependency on benefits. If you join the project you will receive one to one advice and support from a qualified careers adviser, who will work with you to develop an action plan, help you to identify suitable training courses and qualifications and opportunities to progress in your career and increase your income. In most cases we will also be able to support you with the cost of training as well up to level 3 qualfications. This is open to Ealing residents who: Aged 25 + In part-time work Living in council, privately rented or temporary accommodation Receiving part-Housing Benefit For more information contact Vicky Simpson 02088256911/07702954486 email@example.comLess ˄