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There are a number of providers and initiatives being run in the borough that help our residents get new skills and gain employment.

This section provides links to information, advice and support to training, apprenticeships and employment.

Working for the Council

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 The benefits of working for H&F:

  • very competitive pay rates
  • access to the Local Government Pensions Scheme
  • generous annual leave entitlement
  • cycle to work scheme
  • childcare voucher scheme
  • employee discount scheme
  • flexible working options including flexi time, job sharing, compressed hours and term-time working
  • employee volunteering scheme
  • employee assistance programme
  • excellent learning & development opportunities
  • performance management and career progression support.

 Our aim is to make you feel welcome as part of an organisation that works together to make life better for residents. If you enjoy coming to work for the right reasons then our service will benefit from your hard work and loyalty.

 Teacher recruitment

Information about teacher recruitment including newly qualified teachers (NQTs)

 Equal opportunities statement

Read our equal opportunities statement

 Contact us

If you have any questions, please call us:

0345 600 3916

Redeployment

We give people on our redeployment list priority for vacant posts during the recruitment process and before any other applicant. This does not breach any employment law. All organisations have a duty to offset any compulsory redundancies as a result of reorganisation or restructure of the workforce.

Help getting into work

Work Zone – A National Skills Academy, is a recruitment, training, and employment support centre in Shepherds Bush Library on the south side of Westfield London. It helps retailers recruit staff and job seekers find jobs, training and childcare and can help individuals with the application process.

 

FACES – Is a team of work coaches and specialist caseworkers who work closely with individuals and families who have struggled to get into work and may be facing other problems in their lives.

 

The Urban Partnership Group (UPG) – A local regeneration agency, offers free information and advice about learning and work for adults aged 20 and over. For more information, visit http://www.masbrocentre.org.uk/ or call 020 7605 0800

Action on Disability – Skills and employment advice for disabled people and supporting disabled people into employment. The project covers all disabilities and provides services to disabled job-seekers and employers in the borough. If you are a disabled job-seeker, Action on Disability can provide advice and guidance on job hunting, information about your rights under the Disability Discrimination Act and practical support with job search.

 

H&F Adult Learning and Skills Service  – We offer more than 500 part-time courses for adults at venues and community groups across the borough. We can help you develop new skills, gain a qualification, further your career, find employment, share an interest, or attend for health and well being.

 

Specialist support – This is available to help ex-offenders, people who are homeless and people with substance abuse problems to look for work.  

  • Homeseekers – people who are homeless can contact Andy Shields at St Mungo’s on 020 3856 6000
  • People with substance abuse problems can contact Andy Shields at St Mungo’s
  • Housing options offers information and employment support for homeseekers, including lone parents about training and employment.

Apprenticeships

Earn while you learn as an apprentice with a wide range of positions supported by H&F Council.

Watch the Apprenticeships in H&F video

Are you looking for some quality work experience and the chance to gain a qualification? Perhaps you have recently left school or college or are unemployed? An apprenticeship with us could be just the thing to get your career moving.

Apprentices come from all walks of life and are all ages. Our programme offers apprentices work experience five days a week as part of a friendly and supportive team, including some outside workshops and wider study.

We support apprenticeship roles including:

  • health and social care
  • customer service
  • IT
  • business administration
  • catering
  • retail
  • construction
  • hospitality

Previous apprentices have a high success rate of finding full-time work after they finish the programme. We are always on the lookout for new apprentices and recruit several times a year.

 

Current apprenticeship vacancies

Live apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on the following websites.  

www.workzoneonline.co.uk  

National Apprenticeships website  

Call Clare Edgson on 020 8753 4053 or email clare.edgson@lbhf.gov.uk.

Volunteering

Our Volunteer Work Placement scheme opens up opportunities to residents who are disabled, long-term unemployed or returning to work after childcare to develop their skills and work experience.

We welcome applications from unemployed Hammersmith & Fulham residents who:

  • need basic work experience to improve confidence and motivation
  • need to develop workplace skills and experience to enable them to progress onto further training leading towards employment goals
  • have shown a commitment to finding work but need practical work experience to back up training and/or qualifications
  • have recently been made redundant and want to keep their experience and skills up-to-date while applying for new employment
  • are aged 16+ (there is no maximum age limit to participate in the scheme).

 

How to apply

You must:

  • live in Hammersmith & Fulham
  • fill in the volunteer application form. We only accept CVs if accompanied by a completed application form
  • show how a work placement can support you to meet your employment or personal goals. We will match you to work placements which match your skills.

 To apply for the volunteer work placement scheme contact Volunteering@lbhf.gov.uk.

Advice Centres

H&F Citizens Advice – Provides free, independent, and confidential advice to people who live, work or study in Hammersmith and Fulham

Crosslight Debt Advice – Independent charity dedicated to helping local people manage and avoid money and debt problems.

H&F Advice Hub – One-to-One advice sessions offering a range of services for borough residents looking for work and training courses. Call: 020 8753 1587.

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