Good Work Camden Job Hub

Free employment support

Many Camden residents are struggling in an unstable job market right now, with Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis causing additional stress. Whether you are experiencing insecure work, need some financial support, or are out of work and don’t know where to start – Good Work Camden is here to help.

What the Job Hub is

The Job Hub provides support to anyone that needs it, whether you’re ready to work, need a little guidance on work and money or just don’t know where to start.

We know that many Camden residents are finding it difficult to find and stay in good work. And we know that Coronavirus and the measures put in place to help address it are impacting residents in many ways, including around work and money. 

We are here to listen and work with you. Residents that register with the Job Hub are supported by a welcoming and friendly Job Hub Advisor, who will ensure that you get the support that you need. 

What the Job Hub offers

We work with a range of local services to offer: 

  • Employment information, advice and guidance 
  • Help with CVs and job applications
  • Access to apprenticeships and work experience 
  • Careers guidance 
  • Advice on benefits, debt and other money-related matters 
  • Advice on employment law 
  • Specialist support for disabled residents 
  • Specialist support for people with mental health conditions 
  • Access to training.

We will support you in addressing anything that is preventing you finding or staying in work 

Please get in touch and we will help you to achieve the things that matter to you.

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Get started

To get started with accessing the range of support services available through Good Work Camden, you first need to register. The easiest way to do this is online. Register with Job Hub here.
You can also register by sending an email to: jobhub@camden.gov.uk

Register with Job Hub 

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Jobs, apprenticeships, volunteering and work experience

The services below can help you search and apply for jobs.

  • Find a job - the UK Government’s online tool allows you to search and apply for jobs in a range of sectors
  • King’s Cross Recruit – A service that aims to get Camden residents into local jobs created by the King’s Cross Central development
  • Timewise Jobs - Supports residents to find part time jobs and flexible working options
  • Proud to Care North London - Live in north London and looking for flexible and rewarding work or training in the care sector?

Search jobs with Camden Council

If you are interested in working for Camden Council, browse our current job vacancies:

Apprenticeships

Find out and browse through our current Apprenticeships opportunities.

Volunteer to get more experience

There are many local volunteering opportunities to choose from and it is easy to get involved. Visit Volunteer Centre Camden where you can search their online database of volunteering opportunities.

Further information is available from:

Work experience

Work experience placements allow you to explore careers options, experience a working environment and develop important skills such as communication and time management.

If you live in or attend a school or college in Camden and are interested in a Camden Council work experience opportunity, email us at workexperience@camden.gov.uk

Your Future

As a young person looking for work, it can often be difficult to know where to start. 

Your Future has been setup to help make it easier to navigate the services available, provide one to one advice and signpost you to the right support based on your needs. 

If you’re 16-24 looking for work or job advice, Your Future is here to help.

To speak to the Your future team email yourfuture@camden.gov.uk or call 020 7974 8778.

Training to prepare for employment

If you need a little extra support to get the skills needed for a job, a range of services in Camden can support you.

Support within your community

Local colleges

A range of courses are provided by colleges based within the borough.

Support for young people

  • Camden Apprenticeships - Works to support Camden residents into apprenticeships within a range of sectors
  • Camden Careers and Connexions - The Council’s careers, information and guidance service for young people aged 13-19 (up to 25 for residents with learning difficulties or disabilities).
  • New Horizon Youth Centre - A support network for 16-21 year olds, providing a range of support, including helping residents to find accommodation, training and employment.
  • The Winch - Provides a range of services for young residents of all ages, including The Company business start-up programme that supports those aged 18-25 to develop a business idea and progress towards trading.
  • Axis@ The Hive - Supports young people aged 16-24 with education, employment, housing, sexual health, substance misuse and health and wellbeing.

Flexible working at Camden Council

In March 2014, Camden Council became the country’s first ever Timewise Council, which means there are a number of flexible employment options on offer across the organisation.

To find a flexible or part-time role at Camden Council, please visit the Camden Council Jobs website.

Flexible roles at Camden Council and a range of other local and national employers are listed on the Timewise Jobs website.

Google Career Certificates

Free Google Career Certificates for Camden residents 

Camden Council is working with Google to provide residents with online professional skills training in specialisms such as IT support, data analytics, project management and user experience design. Camden is the first council in the UK to join Google’s Career Certificates programme

The career certificates can take between a few weeks to six months to complete and will be offered free of charge to learners in Camden with aspirations to work in technology and IT. 

The programme officially launched on 11th March 2021, with over 500 enrolled so far. The self-learning course will be welcoming applicants until December 2022. 

  • IT Support: IT support professionals use troubleshooting and problem solving to help computers and networks run smoothly, while providing great customer service. You’ll learn about building computers, networking, cloud computing, Windows, Linux command line, systems administration, encryption algorithms and techniques and more.
  • Data Analytics: Data analysts prepare, process and analyse data to discover trends, make predictions and help inform business decisions. They create visualisations to share their findings and provide recommendations. Through this programme you will learn how to do this using common tools such as presentations, spreadsheets, SQL, Tableau and R.
  • Project Management: Project managers are responsible for planning, organising and running projects so they are delivered on time and on budget. This programme will  teach you how to initiate, plan and run traditional and Agile projects, learning as you go how to manage a schedule, budget and team. 
  • UX Design: UX designers make products and tools that are useful, accessible and enjoyable to use. You’ll learn how to complete the process from beginning to end, empathising with users, creating prototypes and using feedback to develop your product. You will also learn how to use Sigma and Adobe XD, creating a portfolio of three projects to show employers.

Google Career Certificate leaflet

Google Career Certificate course outline

Get started 

To get started with Google Career Certificates, you first need to register. You can register by completing our registration form:

Register for Google Career Certificates
 

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Need support?

If you need support to participate in Google Career Certificates, we are here to help. The easiest way to access support is to register with a Job Hub
You can also access help by sending an email to jobhub@camden.gov.uk or by calling 0207 974 1666.

Support to start a business - Rebel Business School

Good Work Camden has partnered with the popular Rebel Business School to help would-be and existing start-ups in Camden to get their ideas off the ground and encourage business growth.  

Rebel Business School is an alternative to traditional business start-up support and aims to work in specific communities to teach people how to start a business without borrowing money and without a formal business plan. 

The training course will be designed to inspire and help you to find the confidence to develop your business ideas. The course will be aimed at all residents, from those with no cash and no business experience to fledging start-ups that need guidance to keep on track. 

The course will involve:

  • Marketing: Promoting your business
  • How to build a website
  • Where are your customers online?
  • Legal aspect to running a business
  • Staying motivated and building confidence 
  • How to pitch and present your business 
  • How to drive traffic to your business
  • How to network effectively
  • Negotiation: How to get what you want

Sign up

Marketing material: Two week schedule 
Although the courses will be held virtually, it is also intended to arrange socially distanced in-person meetings in the community, once it is safe to do so, to help combat the digital divide and the challenges that can come from home learning experienced by residents.

Get employment support: visit the Good Work Camden website