Young WorkPath update - February 2022

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Young WorkPath update - February 2022

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What have we been up to?

Welcome to the February 2022 Careers Young WorkPath E-newsletter.  

This year marks 100 years of career services in the UK and since the National Association of Juvenile Employment and Welfare Officers was formed. The Department for Education states that 'High-quality careers education and guidance (...) is critical to young people's futures' (DfE 2021). This recognition to determining a person's future and economic success is evident throughout the Services' history. 

Careers Young WorkPath has welcomed the opportunity to visit schools again and see young people and staff as we continue to adjust to post-Covid life. We also offer face to face appointments and continue to offer virtual and telephone interviews for those young people not in education, employment or training.

We are now working from the WorkPath Careers office, 55 Upper Bank St, London E14 5GR on Monday, Wednesday and Friday every week by appointment only. 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.


Latest news

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What a difference a century makes                                                 

This briefing paper highlights the contribution of career development to public
policy objectives. As we move onto the next hundred years, Governments recognise career development is of benefit not just to individuals but to wider society.

Further reading >

Careers in chemistry

From the moment we are born we're surrounded by chemistry - the air we breathe, the food we eat and the clothes we wear - they're all chemistry. Chemical scientists are developing solutions to society’s biggest challenges. A qualification in chemistry opens doors to a wide range of careers.  You’re the catalyst booklet will help you discover a future in chemistry. 

What do graduates do 2021/22?

A recent report from the UK's largest higher education survey includes insights from careers experts as well as detailed subject overviews revealing the destinations of graduates in business and administration, creative arts, humanities, science, social science, technology, engineering and maths. It also includes an overview of the graduate labour market.

Read the report >

Reforms to post-16 qualifications at Level 3 

It has been argued that the level 3 qualifications landscape is about to undergo the biggest change to technical education since the introduction of BTECs in 1974. This policy statement sets out changes to level 3 qualifications following the review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below in England.

Read the full publication >

What influences the choices school leavers make?

A report from a new UCAS survey shows that two in five students believe that more information and advice would have led to them making better choices. Over 50% of students report that high graduate employment rates have become more important to them since the start of the pandemic.

Find out more >

Opportunities and support

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UK university & apprenticeship Search virtual fair

Following the success of their virtual events during lockdown, this popular fair is back in March 2022 for even more students to experience, with a wide range of universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers joining them.

Register now >

UK's leading job resource

RateMyApprenticeship is the UK's leading job resource for young people searching for apprenticeships and school/college leaver schemes. They also have reviews and advice for young people starting their career, and a list of the top apprenticeship employers. 

Find out more >

Undergraduate open events

Queen Mary University of London's next undergraduate open event will take place in June 2022This is an opportunity to find out more about the courses they offer, chat with their students and staff, take a campus tour, discover London and learn all about becoming a student.

To book a place >

Transforming employment

The Spear Programme helps young people facing barriers get into work or education. Helping to change what they believe about themselves by equipping them with confidence, motivation and the vital skills they need to succeed in long-term employment. 

Find out more >

Apprenticeship opportunities

Skanska has a variety of exciting opportunities available for school and college leavers, interns and graduates. Skanska, established in 1887, is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups. Operating around the world in selected markets in Europe and the US, Skanska is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange and headquartered in Sweden’s capital city.

Find out more >

Women into construction employment programme

There is a four-week programme which has been designed for women seeking to discover employment opportunities in construction. Those on the programme can gain a Level 1 certificate in health and safety, the CSCS card, which is a passport to working in construction, and completion of a two-week work placement.

To register >

Traineeships with Step22 - Catch 22

From gaining new skills and qualifications, to getting hands-on experience within the hospitality industry, traineeships have lots of benefits. All candidates who complete the traineeship programme are guaranteed an interview with a network of hospitality businesses, as well as a City & Guilds Customer Service qualification, functional skills English and Maths (if required).

Learn more >

Putting care into developing and progressing careers

Ixion is a national, not-for-profit, Ofsted 'Outstanding' training provider of skills and education. They are offering ongoing fully-funded 3-day Construction Health and Safety with CSCS card in East London.

Find out more >

International women & girls week 6-12 March 2022

Tower Hamlets Council with partners is proud to host a week long programme of community activities to celebrate the cultural wellbeing and togetherness for Girls & Women. For more information please contact the Sport and Physical Activities Team

To register >




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.
  • Amazing Apprenticeships a leading organisation in the education sector, founded to tackle misconceptions about apprenticeships and promote the benefits. Stay informed with the latest news and information.
  • 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.
  • National Careers Service provide careers information, advice and guidance. They can help with making decisions on learning, training and work.
  • Globalbridge 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.
  • Prince's Trust Now in its fifth decade, they help 11 to 30 year-olds to find the tools and confidence to try free courses and start careers. 

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McLaren currently has some exciting apprenticeship opportunities available for a start in summer 2022. They have recently started works on a project adjacent to Aldgate east station in the heart of London. All roles will be London based and they welcome applications from Tower Hamlets residents. Closing date is 25 March 2022. 

There are lots of 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:

Also you can view New City College's virtual sessions from National Apprenticeship Week 2022. 



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.


Careers Young WorkPath is now working from WorkPath Career office, 55 Upper Bank St, London E14 5GR on Monday, Wednesday and Friday every week by appointment only. 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.

Our team is continuing to provide careers interviews face to face, over the phone and by video for NEET young people. Careers Advisers and Brokerage and Tracking Officers can 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. 

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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