Young WorkPath update – December 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.


Young WorkPath newsletter banner

Young WorkPath update – December 2020

Woman smiling in front of a laptop

What have we been up to?

We continue to provide careers guidance and employability support to young people in schools, colleges and those who are currently NEET. Our advisers are working hard to ensure young people are applying for appropriate courses, apprenticeships, jobs and training.

One young person who recently secured an apprenticeship made the following comment:

"I would just like to say a massive thank you to Amin! He was extremely supportive and helpful. He went beyond his ways to help me and make sure that I secured my apprenticeship. It was a very tough journey as I was new to the apprenticeship field and other career options other than university. However, Amin was so encouraging and very reassuring I wouldn’t have done it without his help. The application process for the apprenticeship that I got was very different, from having to do an essay to completing some research and then finally doing an interview! But I can wholeheartedly say that the constant support that I got from Aminul was outstanding. Even after having secured my apprenticeship, when I need any advice and reassurance I always reach out to Amin because I know his very honest, direct and encouraging. Thank you once again, very much appreciated!"

FREE UniTasterDays Teachers' Guide to University brochure 2020-2021

Latest news

Teachers' Guide to University 2021

UniTasterDays in collaboration with HELOA have released the brochure to support with university guidance, which is free to access by registering or logging into your UniTasterDays account. 

See further details > 

Careers Education in England’s schools and colleges 2020

This study produced by The Careers & Enterprise Company contains the latest evidence and data on the performance and impact of careers education nationally with a particular focus on the 4,000 schools and colleges that are part of the Careers & Enterprise Company’s careers education network.

Download the report >

The Kickstart Scheme 

The Scheme has now begun, for which the Treasury reports over 19,000 placements have been created. The scheme aims to get young people aged 16 - 24 years old, who are currently claiming universal credit onto work placements, which last for a period of up to six months.

Read more online >

Young workers hit hardest 

A recent briefing from TUC reports that young workers have been hit the hardest during the decline in the job market with 59,000 workers aged 16-24 experienced redundancy in July -September 2020, compared to 56,000 across 2019.

See further details >

Laptop keyboard with a pen and paper on top which reads 'new opportunities'

Opportunities and support

College and sixth form providers

For 2021 start many applications have now opened. Events such as taster and open days have started but due to the pandemic, many will be held online or virtually. For details, check the website or social media accounts of the relevant provider/s. You can also access a list from our webpage. 

College/sixth form provider list >

Rate My Apprenticeship's virtual event 

On the 3rd and 4th February 2021, RateMyApprenticeship are bringing together apprenticeship employers, Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 students, parents and careers professionals for a virtual event. This virtual event is an opportunity for students to:

  • Meet companies offering apprenticeships, including Aldi, BDO, Dyson, Lloyds Banking Group, Vodafone (and so many more!)
  • Find out more about the apprenticeships these employers offer
  • And learn tips, tricks and insights into how to apply

Limited space is available… so register now!

Register now >

University applications 

For the majority of UK undergraduate applications, the next deadline to apply is 15 January 2021. There are currently 35,087 courses from 342 providers, which UCAS have various resources and events to support with different options and completing the application form. 


Tower Hamlets local offer

The Local Offer is an online resource that is available to everyone. The website outlines information and events on services for children, young people and families in Tower Hamlets in one central place.

Local offer > 

Free guide for parents and carers 

A new parents' guide to careers is being launched by Success at School containing information on mental health, guest articles on university, T-levels and more. 

Sign up > 


Young people can also continue to engage in a range of careers related activities, including:

Follow us on social media

We have some great opportunities and information on our Twitter page, so please do follow us @LBTHCareers Twitter page

Join us on Twitter >



There are still lots of great apprenticeship vacancies around at the moment. We've listed some of our top picks in London, please note that vacancies can close before the listed closing date:

You can find more vacancies by searching on these websites, as well as the company and/or university websites:



You can find more vacancies by searching on the Find A Traineeship website. 

Also remember that NEET young people can get help with applications and interview preparation from our team.

Coronavirus update

The Young WorkPath office in Watney Market remains closed to the public until further notice.

Our team is continuing to provide careers interviews over the phone and by video.

Careers Advisers are working closely with Careers Coordinators and Special Educational Needs Coordinators to identify pupils who are at risk of becoming NEET to ensure they know their options after year 11/12/13 and to support them with their next steps.

For young people, parents or carers wishing to book a telephone appointment, please contact us at or on 0800 3581 2410 (free phone) or 0207 364 1401.

Local advice

The council is continuing to work with partner organisations across the borough to tackle Covid-19 and to make sure that our residents, particularly those most vulnerable, are supported.

We are regularly publishing advice for residents, local businesses, community groups and more at 

We are also sharing updates with our subscribers in regular emails, and publishing stories on social media using #TowerHamletsTogether and #KeepTowerHamletsSafe.

Sign up to our 'health and wellbeing - coronavirus' newsletter to get regular updates delivered to your inbox.

 Sign up for updates >

We hope you've enjoyed reading our Young WorkPath bulletin, please find further information on our webpageWe would love to hear from you. If you have any feedback or suggestions of what we should cover, simply email us. Do also forward this newsletter and encourage others to subscribe.

Tower Hamlets Council offers a range of e-newsletters to keep you up to date on a variety of topics