Finding a job or developing your skills

If you are out of work or looking for a change of direction there's a lot of advice and in some cases assistance with the costs of job hunting.

Hackney Job Centre Plus

Job Centre Plus provides advice and support for job seekers, including assistance with the costs of job hunting.

  • 020 8218 8166  

Learn Direct

Learn Direct can help to boost your skills or change career path by providing a range of training.

  • free: 0800 101 901 from 7am to 11pm 7 days a week  

Hackney Voluntary Action

Volunteer Centre Hackney continues to successfully place people across the borough of Hackney into a vast range of exciting and interesting volunteering roles. Ultimately this can lead people back into part or full time work, or can be a way to just spend time benefiting the community.

  • 020 7241 4443 

Hackney Community College

Hackney Community College offers full and part time courses for school leavers and adults.

  • 020 7613 9000  

Hackney Citizen's Advice Bureau

Hackney Citizen's Advice Bureau offers free advice on a range of issues including benefits, consumer problems, employment issues, housing problems, legal issues, debt advice, relationship, family and personal problems as well as tax and utility related topics.

  • 0844 499 1195

Hackney Works

If you live in Hackney and are looking for a job or an apprenticeship, are just starting out or haven't worked for years, Hackney Works, our free recruitment service can help you find the most suitable training and apply for the jobs that you want.

Childcare and schools

If your family's employment circumstances have changed you may need to adjust your childcare. There are a range of services available. 

Hackney Learning Trust 

Hackney Learning Trust is responsible for Hackney schools, day nurseries, play services and adult education. They also provide advice and assistance on the costs associated with education such as free school meals and clothing grants. 

National minimum wage - working for a fair pay borough

The national minimum wage is a legal requirement and all employers must pay this to staff over school leaving age. The rate per hour depends on your age and whether or not you are an apprentice.

London living wage

The Council is working towards making Hackney a fair pay borough where no one gets paid less than they can reasonably live on. We already pay all directly employed staff the London living wage, currently £10.20 per hour and are working towards paying all contracted staff at least the London living wage.

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