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Employment is a valid and achievable outcome for every young person regardless of the special educational need or disability

When looking for work experience, an apprenticeship, or a job, there are lots of places you can look and find out information from. The information below should help.


Current opportunities

  • GO! Into Employment! - If you are between the ages of 18 and 25 with learning difficulties, and interested in learning to do a job that could lead to full-time employment then GO! Into Employment! might be the thing for you! Find out more by clicking here.
  • Camden Work & Wellbeing - An 18-month pilot jointly commissioned by the Council and Job Centre Plus which will run until late 2017. The pilot is trialling an Individual Placement and Support (IPS)-based approach to supporting people with common mental health conditions (such as anxiety or depression) into employment, working in partnership with Camden’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) teams and Jobcentre Plus. Referrals can only be made through these services. Find out more about this project by clicking here.
  • The Camden Society supports people with learning disabilities around job opportunities, preparing for interviews and settle into new roles. Visit their website or call them on 020 7485 8177 to find out more.

Further opportunities will be updated here soon...

Useful contacts when looking for a job

There are useful websites you can visit and helpful contacts to find out more.

  • Your school careers advisor or Connexions workers can provide specialist advice on career options.
  • West Euston Partnership provide information, advice and guidance around employment, health and signposting to other specialist service within the borough. Visit their website or call 020 7388 7932 to find out more.

Job opportunity websites

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

  • The UnityWorks Apprenticeships Scheme (in partnerhsip with the Camden Society) is an 12-month training programme. It offers fully accredited training, NVQ qualifications and practical work experience in all aspects of catering and hospitality to people with disabilities. To find out more visit their website, or contact Glen Sillet by calling 020 7485 8177 or email Read some case studies here about young people who have completed the apprenticeship.

Supported internships

  • Are you between the ages of 18 and 25 with learning difficulties? If so, then GO! Into Employment!, the Project Search Programme at Great Ormond Street Hospital with City and Islington College might be the thing for you! Find out more by clicking here or contact, the Project Search Co-ordinator.


Not In Education Employment or Training (NEET)

If you are not in education, employment or training (NEET), then New Horizons might be able to help by providing employment support around job searching, further training and one-to-one coaching.

Visit their website or call them on 0207 388 5560 to find out more.


Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop new skills and become part of the community.

There are lots of places in Camden where you can volunteer. Below are some useful website and contact where you can search for volunteering opportunities that suit you.

  • Vinspired is an online database for 16-25 year olds looking for volunteering opportunities

Employment rights

When applying for a job, having an interview or if you're in a job already it's important to be aware of your legal rights as an employee.

The links below have some information about your rights as an employee, particularly so if you have a disability.

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