Young WorkPath update - October 2021

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Young WorkPath update - October 2021

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What have we been up to?

Welcome to the autumn term edition of our e-newsletter.  

We hope everyone had a lovely summer and that it has been a good start to the new academic year for those in schools and colleges. It has been good to visit schools again and see young people and staff as we venture out, still adjusting to a post-Covid life.  Careers Young WorkPath also continues to offer virtual and telephone interviews for those young people not in education, employment or training.

While the pandemic has brought lots of ongoing challenges to us all, the move to remote working has created an opportunity to change the world of work. This can be seen within the working opportunities available, including apprenticeship and traineeship roles.

Our service continues to adapt and continue to successfully find employment for the young people in our community. It's always good to receive feedback from those that use our service. Here are two recent examples:

"I believe Young WorkPath do an amazing job. I was in a position after college where I didn't know what I wanted to do but that changed as soon as I found Young Workpath. I was partnered up my Adviser and within 2 years I was able to find two jobs. One job provided me 4 months experience and knowledge therefore when I applied for the second job, I had better chances of finding another job. Young Workpath make sure you are heading the right way and they can be trusted 100%. They have kind and respectful staff who only want nothing but best for you, so I would recommend this to anyone".

"My Adviser has supported my journey of finding work and running a business from A - Z. Started off with working on my communication in interviews, to then my CV and finally applying for roles. I am now currently working in a job as a B2B Lead Generation Consultant at Driven Consultants Group, whilst running a Marketing Agency on the side. Honestly can’t thank my Adviser enough for the time and effort she has put into supporting my journey".

Latest news


New £2m project to turbo-charge careers education for disadvantaged young people in England

A project has been launched by JPMorgan Chase and The Careers & Enterprise Company to support disadvantaged young people to prepare for the world of work. The project will work with secondary school pupils facing significant barriers, including those young people from low-income families, on free school meals, those living in areas of high deprivation, and those who have been excluded from school.

Find out more >

Case studies on post-16 guidance

DfE has published best practice examples that have been developed to help those in alternative provision settings to support their year 11 students as they transition into post-16 destinations and avoid becoming not in education, employment, or training (NEET).

Read the case studies >

Traineeships: framework for delivery 2021 to 2022

This Education & Skills Funding Agency framework has a new section of the publication. This version of the framework provides details of how employers and training providers can design and deliver occupational traineeships.

Read the full publication >

Calls for urgent investment into careers provision

A recent report by EngineeringUK and career organisations calls on the government to invest in improving access to careers provision for students in schools and colleges in England.  The report identifies how this would provide more young people to understand the opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers.

Find out more >

Skills shortages in the UK economy

This bulletin from Youth Employment UK has contributions from Resolution Foundation, Youth Employment UK, City & Guilds, Oxford University, Centre for Progressive Policy, 01Founders and makes for interesting reading. It focuses on skills in the digital, green and creative sectors.

Read the full bulletin >

Opportunities and support


The National Apprenticeship Show

Went live on 10 November and is on-demand and available to access for 30 days. The event highlights apprenticeship opportunities and offers information from top employers and training providers.

Register here >


Their research and career development model aligns with the Gatsby Benchmarks so that all young people can enjoy the advantages of effective early career development. It delivers impactful support through training and resource development that builds confidence and opportunities for young people in schools and special schools. 

Find out more >

Undergraduate open events

The University of East London is providing an opportunity to explore different aspects of university life on 26 February 2022 between 12pm and 4pm. Find out more about our courses, fees and finance, accommodation, student life and the support on offer to help graduate with an internationally recognised degree.

To book a place >

Employability and enterprise workshops

Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership are a leading education charity with over 25 years experience in delivering successful business supported programmes in London and beyond. Their vision is to help current and former students of Tower Hamlets develop the skills and connections required for successful careers

Find out more >

Serious about youth

Are a youth-focused social enterprise based in London (UK). Set-up in 2008, they work to inspire, guide and support young people to gain the life and social skills they need to live fulfilling lives and successfully progress in the ‘real world’. Their work includes addressing the skills shortage in the Engineering and Construction sectors by helping young people enter the industry through their project, Construkt.

Find out more >

Peabody online jobs and apprenticeships fair

Peabody especially welcomes Tower Hamlets' young people in supporting them to find jobs and to gain skills during this challenging time. For those looking for work or want to find out about apprenticeships and different career options the upcoming Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair is the opportunity to do so. 

To register >

Youth Sport Trust programmes

A wide variety of programmes are being offered by Youth Sport Trust and available for schools to access. These programmes are developed in partnership with young people and educators and support in improving health and wellbeing and promoting inclusion and empathy. In this blog, the Chair of the Youth Sport Trust Youth Board describes how sport can empower and drive change.

Read the blog >

Letting young people thrive

Kooth is an anonymous site that helps young people to feel safe and confident in exploring their concerns and seeking professional support.

Find out more >



Young people can also continue to engage in a range of careers, personal development and fun activities including:

  • Tower Hamlets Youth Service provides a range of fun and personal development activities for young people who live, work or study in the borough.
  • National Citizenship Service exists to engage, unite and empower young people with life skills.
  • Not going to Uni NGTU is a website for school and college leavers. Search for thousands of jobs, opportunities and apprenticeships in the UK.
  • Uptree a network connecting young people and employers.
  • Global Bridge is for students in years 7 to 13. Once students have registered they are on their way to creating a multimedia digital profile that reflects their personality and competencies both academic and non-academic.
  • Future Learn and Open Learn offer various online courses with universities and industry experts worldwide (mostly free).
  • Microsoft ongoing virtual workshops or training.
  • UniTasterDays various university events for students and school staff.
  • Qdos is a careers app targeted at young people 14-18 years old. Includes Labour Market Information features, 'Career Finder' and Trending Jobs'.
  • Fledglink is aimed at young people from 16-24. On the homepage, users are greeted with a quiz encouraging them to find out if university or an apprenticeship is best for them.
  • The Skillsbuilder Partnership shows how to build essential skills at every stage of life. Start using it today, for free.

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There are 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 for NEET young people.

Careers Advisers and Brokerage and Tracking Officers are continuing to support school/college leavers and NEET young people who are unsure of their next steps and need help to find a place in education, employment or training. 

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.

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