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Good Work Camden Job Hub

Good Work Camden is a free service to help anyone who lives in Camden find a new or better-paid job or training opportunity. Appointments are available in-person at our community Job Hubs or via a phone or video call. If you're disabled and/or neuro-diverse, targeted support is available via our Disability Job Hub.

Whether you’re ready to work, need a little guidance, or just don’t know where to start we are here to listen and work with you. Our friendly team will make sure that you get the support that you need. 

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
  • support for disabled residents*
  • advice on employment law 
  • support for people with mental health issues 
  • access to training opportunities

*please register with our Disability Job Hub

We will do our best to support you in addressing anything that is preventing you from finding or staying in work. Please get in touch and we will work with you to achieve your goals.

Our Job Hubs also run regular workshops and events which are free to join, and cover all the essentials such as CV building, interview techniques and practical advice and support if you’re looking for a job.

Register with our Job Hub today

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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 [email protected]

Your Future

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

Your Future has been set up 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 [email protected] 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.

Other free training opportunities

  • Google Career Certificates are free online courses in different subjects. No degree or experience needed. Sign up for free 
  • LIFT (Leading Inclusive Futures through Technology) provides free courses and events to help residents gain skills in tech, digital, sciences, and creative production. Find out more about LIFT

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 on an ongoing, first-come first-serve basis. 

  • Digital Marketing: Digital Marketing experts focus their attention on driving brand awareness and lead generation through all the digital channels. By using paid, free and owned ads, digital marketers focus on each digital channel's key performance indicators (KPIs) to properly measure performance. You will learn how to use tools and platforms like Canva, Google Ad and Google Analytics. You will have a chance to build your own portfolio with projects like customer personas and social media calendars to show potential employers. You will also be able to build e-commerce stores, analyse online performance and grow customer loyalty.
  • 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 [email protected] or by calling 0207 974 1666.

Support to start a business - Rebel Business School

Camden Council and Good Work Camden has partnered with the Rebel Business School to help want-to-be business owners and existing start-ups get their ideas off the ground and support business growth in Camden.  

Rebel Business School offers an alternative to traditional business start-up courses and aims to work direct with communities to give people the information and skills they need to start a business - all without borrowing money and without a formal business plan. 

The free training courses are designed to inspire and help you to find the confidence to develop your business ideas. The course is free and open to all residents, no previous business experience or plan required.  

What you learn on the course:

  • Marketing: Promoting your business
  • How to build a website
  • Identifying your customers and building loyalty 
  • Legal aspect to running a business
  • How to stay motivated and build 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

Download the course outline two week schedule 
The majority of the course will be run online. However, to help combat the digital divide and ensure the course is accessible to everyone some sessions may be held in-person. Contact the Rebel Business School course organiser via the sign-up link above for more information. 

Free pop-up market stall space

Camden Council has a partnership with LabTech to provide pop-up market stall.

Market stalls will be situated on Buck Street and Camden Market between July and August 2022, in the heart of Camden and London.  

Buck Street is formed of vibrantly coloured recycled shipping containers, and sits at the centre of Camden's bustling high street. Just a short walk from Camden Market, Buck Street reflects sustainable and eco-conscious future. 

The LabTech offer includes:

  • Market stall at Buck Street or Camden Market 
  • Funding contribution to purchase initial stall equipment 
  • Access to enterprise support training 

The opportunity is open to Camden residents and/or businesses located in Camden. Please be advised retail goods would be preferable for Camden Market and Buck Street. Buck Street has a no plastic, real fur, silver policy. Due to food safety restrictions, food products are not permitted for both markets. 

Contact the following email to arrange a call to find out more about the opportunity and application process: [email protected]

Next Steps:

  • Checks will be undertaken relating to Camden residency status and business activity
  • The deadline for applications is Friday 8th July 2022


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