Ealing Projects

We deliver various projects around Ealing to help young people to prepare for the world of work and gain essential skills and experience. Here is a list of some of the projects that the Connexions team deliver and support. 


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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?




Work West

Work West

WORK 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.

Who’s eligible?

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 8486 or email workwestadmin@ealing.gov.uk

Ealing Council Apprenticeships

Ealing Apprenticeship Programme recruits enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals who live, or have studied in Ealing within the last 3 years

Ealing Council Apprenticeships

Ealing Council’s apprenticeship programme are 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 apprenticeships@ealing.gov.uk

Pre-employment Programmes:

Ealing Council also runs a series of work preparation programmes for 16-24 year olds:

  • Pathways: a six month traineeship programme, including a paid work placement and functional skills training
  • Ealing Adult Learning: courses for young adults aged 19+.
Skills Escalator

Skills Escalator

Skills Escalator – Supporting People (Aged 25+) in low paid work, who would like to improve and learn new skills, progress in their current 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. To find out more, please contact on: skillsescalator@ealing.gov.uk or phone 020 8825 7855 or 079576 58194