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Southwark’s employment figures at highest level this century

Published on 9 September 2016

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More people are employed in Southwark in 2016 than at any other time this century, and the borough has overtaken the London and national employment rates, according to new data.

Southwark apprentice wins award

Eriksa Grudinskyte

Published on 29 September 2015

A former Southwark Council apprentice, who now manages a team of eight in the council, has won the ‘Best progression’ award at the 2015 London Borough Apprenticeship Awards.

South London boroughs join forces to invest £1.3m helping residents find jobs

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Published on 10 March 2015

Three south London boroughs have joined forces in an innovative new project to help local people find jobs – with £1.3m funding from central government.

Southwark Council leads the way on high apprenticeship standards


Published on 9 March 2015

Businesses are being encouraged to sign up to Southwark Council’s new innovative apprenticeship standard, which will benefit job seekers and businesses alike at this time when they need it most.

Council calls on thousands of local SMEs to support youth employment project

Southwark Council

Published on 13 November 2014

Southwark Council is reaching out to the borough's local small and medium businesses to tell them about its unique, new project to help young people find employment.

Southwark Council urges other employers to follow their example and support Living Wage increase

L to R Cllr Ian Wingfield Bridget Wilson from MiHomeCare and Southwark apprentice Shawn Alfred

Published on 5 November 2014

Southwark welcomed the move this week to increase the Living Wage nationally by 20 pence an hour to £7.85, and in London by 35 pence an hour to £9.15.

Council initiative celebrates decade of helping people into work

Mayor of Southwark Cllr Sunil Chopra, Southwark works manager Jayne Couchman and cabinet member Cllr Ian Wingfield

Published on 31 October 2014

A council initiative that supports local people to find work celebrated its tenth anniversary this week with a special event for clients past and present.

Council set to streamline employment support

Southwark Council

Published on 15 September 2014

Southwark Council is improving the way it works with partners to provide the best support for local people looking for employment.

Councils to use £150,000 grant on pilot project to help residents back to work

Southwark Council

Published on 15 September 2014

Southwark is set to offer specialised employment support to those facing specific challenges in finding work, as part of a pilot project funded by a government grant.

Council introduces Digital Champions as part of plans to get more people online

Southwark Council

Published on 29 July 2014

With an estimated 50,000 people in the borough lacking internet skills like opening emails or searching online, the council is working with partners to improve digital access to jobs and services.

Southwark first council in country to commit to care worker contracts

Southwark Council

Published on 22 July 2014

Tackling the negative impact of zero hour contracts and introducing occupational sick pay are just some of the measures Southwark Council is planning to introduce through its own Ethical Care Charter.

Southwark apprentice reaches final of National Awards

Nick D'Cruze

Published on 20 September 2013

A former Southwark Council apprentice has beaten off thousands of other entrants to be named as one of London’s best in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2013.

Free summer taster sessions available for young jobseekers in Southwark

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Published on 18 July 2013

Sixteen to eighteen-year-olds in Southwark invited to summer introductory classes to try taster classes, get qualifications, and build their CVs.

Southwark Council marks National Apprenticeship Week with its annual graduation and award ceremony


Published on 15 March 2013

Southwark Council has rounded off National Apprenticeship Week (March 11-15) with a special graduation and award ceremony for 38 of its current apprentices.

Southwark tops tables for most young people in employment, education and training


Published on 8 March 2013

Young people in Southwark are less likely to be out of work, education or training than those in other central London boroughs according to new national figures from Connexions.

Council placements offer step on job ladder for people with learning disabilities


Published on 7 March 2013

Six people with learning disabilities from Southwark have been given an opportunity to "earn and learn" within the council to gain valuable work experience.

Council opens £50,000 'Dragon’s Den' challenge to local young entrepreneurs

Lightbulb moment

Published on 7 November 2012

Southwark Council has launched a new £50,000 business start-up fund for the borough’s young, would-be entrepreneurs.

Southwark Council says ‘You’re Hired’ to wave of new apprentices


Published on 10 October 2012

Southwark Council has welcomed nearly 40 new members of staff this month as part of its successful apprenticeship scheme.

Council funded 'pop up' shop project set to re-energise East Street Market

The Lane SE17

Published on 1 October 2012

A group of local budding entrepreneurs is re-energising East Street Market by injecting fresh vibes and cutting edge fashion with one of the latest of Creation Trust’s pop-up shops.

Council apprentice shortlisted for major award

Published on 20 September 2012

A Southwark Council apprentice has beaten hundreds of entrants to be short-listed for the London regional final of the prestigious National Apprenticeship Awards and National Training Awards 2012.

Southwark Council to offer wide ranging apprenticeship jobs


Published on 24 April 2012

Southwark Council will provide 36 apprenticeship opportunities to start this September.

Two hundred people pass through pop up shop on final day

Spark pop up shop

Published on 28 March 2012

The Spark 'pop up' shop run by local young people on East Street saw 200 visitors on its last day of trading.

Young trainees' shop to receive official opening

Sparks pop up shop

Published on 7 March 2012

A group of unemployed people are to open a brand new 'pop up' clothing shop in Southwark to help them gain customer service and retail skills.

Southwark youth employment scheme receives official launch

Southwark Employment Training Scheme launch

Published on 21 December 2011

Young people have praised a pioneering Southwark Council scheme which is helping them into jobs and training.

New training facilities for The Shard open in Southwark

View of the Shard

Published on 17 June 2011

A cutting edge training initiative to help local people access jobs in the Shard officially opened its doors to the public on Friday 17 June

Employment joy for Southwark's young apprentices

Published on 2 February 2010

Southwark Council today awarded certificates to 15 fully qualified apprentices at its Tooley Street headquarters near London Bridge, to celebrate National Apprentice Week.

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