Pre employment courses are for young people who need to improve their skills, or explore what sort of jobs interest them, before they apply for work or an apprenticeship. Most courses do not ask for any qualifications or experience. Courses in and around Westminster are listed below.
This 6-week course at Hackney Community College prepares young people for an apprenticeship programme with fashion manufacturing companies. Read more about the Work Ready programme.
This 3-day course for 16 to 24 year-olds includes Level 1 Business and Customer Awareness qualification. Lunch is provided and you get your travel costs are reimbursed. Read more about the route into work programme.
Hospitality jobs for unemployed Westminster residents including job-specific pre-employment training with guaranteed interviews, followed by 6 months support in work.
Meet new people and gain practical experience in room service, housekeeping, concierge, events and food services and get support from mentors.
For 16 to 25-year-olds not in employment, education or training. Travel costs and lunch are provided and benefits will not be affected. From 6 February to 3 March with a taster day on 2 February, based near Hyde Park Corner. More details at the Prince's Trust website.
Meet new people and improve your skills by creating your own computer game as part of a group challenge. Get support from mentors to take your next step. For 16-25 year-olds who are not in employment, education or training.
Travel costs and lunch provided and benefits will not be affected. Course runs from 27 to 31 March with a taster day on 21 March, based near Devon’s Road DLR station. More details at the Prince's Trust website.
Retail jobs for unemployed Westminster residents including job-specific pre-employment training with guaranteed interviews, followed by 6 months support in work.
7 week employability and mentoring programme led by athletes focusing on physical activity and nutrition. The course runs for 2 days per week, taster session on 21 March, course starts on 27 March at YMCA Tottenham Court Road.
Street league employability programme uses football to help 16 to 24-year-olds develop employability skills. It includes football training every day, a free training kit, 10-week personal development academy, 14 week progression academy with maths, English and work preparation and work placement. Based near Russell Square.
The LBA will be documenting basketball league games on a weekly basis and need a camera crew to help. They are looking for 6 enthusiastic people with an interest in media.
The project will involve filming and streaming entire games, photographing the events, carrying out interviews, and post-production editing.
Meet new people and improve your skills by working on a group challenge like learning how to deliver a coaching session to a group.
Get support from mentors to take your next step. For 16-25 year-olds who are not in employment, education or training. Travel costs and lunch provided and benefits will not be affected.
Course runs from 24 to 28 April with a taster day on 19 April, based near White City station.
The Prince's Trust offers many courses to help you develop new skills and build your confidence.
2-week course including reading and writing, speaking and listening, jobsearch support and work placement opportunities. Aimed at EU nations. For further information or to apply, call 020 7258 2711.
Spear Course offers 6-week courses including help with job applications and customer service qualification in centres across London including Camden, Chelsea and Shepherds Bush. The course is for 16 to 24 year-olds with start dates throughout the year.
This 12-week course for Westminster residents aims to improve confidence and provide volunteering opportunities while improving employability skills. It runs on Tuesday to Thursday in Ladbroke Grove. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8960 5599.
Pre-employment training for 18 to 24 year old Londoners who are of black, mixed, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Arab, Gypsy or Irish Traveller ethnicity or have experienced issues with mental health, drugs and alcohol, or homelessness. Trainees have their own adviser, a personal training and support plan and receive financial support for travel, work clothes and childcare.