Opportunities and Resources
Below are some of the partners we work with to help young people get into employment or training.
Speak to a Connexions Careers Advisor to explore the full range of current opportunities locally and across London
Hitz Learning Academy - Harlequin Hitz Programme
Education and employability programmes for young people to gain qualifications in Maths and English, as well as BTECs in Sport and Active Leisure. They use core values of rugby alongside other sporting and extracurricular opportunities to increase resilience, self-confidence and long-term employability.
Website: Harlequin Hitz Programme
Springboard Hospitality UK
Offers a range of programmes for young people over 16 to gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to work in hospitality, leisure and tourism.
Website: Springboard Programmes
The Spear Programme
The Spear Programme will equip you with the confidence, mindset, and skills you need to secure and succeed in work. It is a free 4-6 weeks programme for 16-24 year olds not in employment, education, or training (NEET) which includes, CV building, interview practice and up to 12 months of follow up career support.
Website: The Spear Programme
The Prince’s Trust
Programmes for young people to develop skills and confidence to find a job or start a business.
Website: The Prince’s Trust Programmes
Catch22 – Digital Edge
Employability skills and training to support access to a digital apprenticeship or entry-level job with a local employer within Microsoft’s network of customers and partners.
DFN Project SEARCH
An international supported internship programme for young adults with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism, which supports their transition from education to full time, paid employment.
Website: DFN Project SEARCH
Our Barn is a community-based organisation that provides learning, life skills, and social interaction for people aged 16-35 with learning or other disabilities including carers. They offer upskilling opportunities through various volunteering opportunities, digital skills workshops and employability and well-being programmes.
Website: Our Barn
A Hounslow Skills and Employment team that supports residents who are unemployed as well as those who are in low-paid work and those wishing to either re-skill or up-skill, including those who are self-employed.
Website: Work Hounslow
Careers Coach is a skills and employability platform which can help you explore local employment opportunities in Hounslow. Careers coach can help you find careers that match your interests, discover jobs, and support you to build a CV tailored for your desired job. Careers Coach can also provide information on average salaries and the education levels of people already in your preferred career.
Website: Careers Coach
Hounslow Connect is an online information, advice and guidance hub for residents to find local services and support.
Website: Hounslow Connect