Hackney Council is Britain’s ‘best school leavers employer’

In 2019 Hackney Council was named ‘best school leavers employer’ in a national prize for school leaver employment in the public sector for a second year in a row.

Based on direct feedback from apprentices employed by the Council, the award was announced at the seventh annual School Leaver Awards 2019 held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane.

The Hackney Apprentices programme which was launched in 2016 and currently has over 100 young people employed through its apprenticeship programme, beat six other public sector organisations to receive the top prize.

The Council, which is playing a leading role in providing residents the opportunity to earn while they learn, has launched part-time vacancies for the first time and are keen to receive applications from people who are unable to work full-time because of childcare responsibilities or disabilities

Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources

“Winning this award for the second time is a testament to our determination to provide a nurturing and successful apprenticeship programme, and I am delighted we have won as it continues to give the scheme the national recognition it truly deserves.

I want Hackney to be ambitious about what we can do to support residents to succeed. We are committed to creating more inclusive apprenticeship and training opportunities for local people in the borough through part-time vacancies.

Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources
To find out more email apprenticeships@hackney.gov.uk.