Online Opportunities Board for Young People: February 2021: Part Two


Online Opportunities Board for Young People: February 2021: Part Two

We’ve gathered together all the latest opportunities out there to give you skills, enhance your CV and keep you busy during lockdown:


Apprentice roles – Careers ( TFL are opening 10 apprenticeship schemes in roles across TfL including engineering, procurement and management. They are looking to hire around 45 apprentices to start in September 2021. Their level 4, 5 and 6 Apprenticeships are open now.

Caramel Rock are looking for young people interested in fashion & design to get involved in their learning program. The students will learn; pattern cutting, sewing, understanding garment techniques and how to function on industrial machine. The unit is an overall well-rounded sandwich of different elements of fashion techniques at a BTEC Level 1,2 and 3. There is no cost if you are under 18 or 19+ and currently unemployed.

Now in its third year, the Young Artists’ Summer Show is a free, open submission exhibition for students aged 5 – 19 studying in the UK and British schools overseas. Artworks are judged by artists and arts professionals with selected artworks displayed online and on-site at the Royal Academy of Arts. Register here: Young Artists’ Summer Show | Royal Academy

The Inverse Apprentice is a creative entrepreneurship programme provoked by the TV show ‘The Apprentice’. Our format, in contrast to the TV programme, is led entirely by the participants – Tower Hamlets residents. The apprenticeship aims to raise aspirations of the participants by helping them to gain practical tools to become local leaders of change responding to their community’s needs. If you are interested in joining the project as a participant, aged 18 or over and based in Tower Hamlets – apply here: The Inverse Apprentice – The People Speak

TogetherintheUK have launched a Creative Writing Competition open to first and second generation migrants to the UK. They want to hear YOUR stories about migrating to the UK, it can be a poem or a short story/essay. They have fantastic prizes and some high-profile judges. Enter your submission stating your name, and category from the choices before 30th April 2021 – to find out more click here

Credit: Mark Lukas

Credit: Mark Lukas

The Skills Toolkit | Find a course | National Careers Service Why not improve or learn new skills during this third and hopefully final lockdown? The National Careers Service has given access to FREE courses to help individuals to learn new skills, such as Practical Maths, Computer Essentials, Coding, and more.

This survey is for young people aged 16-25 living in London. Run by Partnership for Young London, the survey looks at how young people living in London feel about issues including the pandemic, employment, housing and the media. There are over 50 prizes available, and winners will be announced in April. Complete it here: The Future of London (

ELOP & Tower Hamlets LGBT+ Forum presents LGBT+ History Month Events, a series of free online events across History Month 2021. There will be panel discussions, dance tutorials, writing workshops and historical social media posts every day. For info email

Training and Jobs in Cloud Computing: Would you like 12 weeks FREE training in cloud computing and jobs afterwards? If you are aged 18-29 and NEET(Not currently in education, training, or stable employment), available for 12 weeks, and ready to start a full time job straight after the course, able to travel into central London each day,  and excited to launch a tech career then this is for you! Starting average salary is £25k-30k.  Register your interest for the Spring 2021 programme here: AWS re/Start | Generation United Kingdom

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