We know that young people have had a difficult 12 months as a result of the pandemic, and for those trying to get their first job, times are incredibly tough. As one of Lewisham’s biggest employers, we want to make sure that we’re doing our part to help young people in these challenging times, so we’ve put together some FAQs about what we offer below. If you think we could be doing more to support young people in Lewisham, share your ideas with us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
What employment options are there for young people in Lewisham Homes?
We currently host a range of apprenticeships, we run a graduate scheme and we have a work experience programme which will resume when it is feasible to run it in person.
Where can young people access support from Lewisham Homes in getting a job and learning new skills?
We have a variety of online training resources via the Lewisham Homes Academy – from courses in business start-up to nationally-recognised Level 2 Qualifications in topics ranging from Dementia Care to Customer Service. Visit: https://www.lewishamhomes.org.uk/your-community/lh-academy/online-training/ to find out more.
What else does Lewisham Homes do to help young people?
We work with a number of different organisations to offer young people activities and support. For example, we work with The Albany to put on free programmes that teach young people how to code, we have funded community stores that ensure children and young people have access to food, and we have funded a free forest school programme that will be delivered later in the year.
I’m a young person and a Lewisham Homes resident – how can I find out what is out there for me?
Keep an eye on the Lewisham Homes social media accounts. We regularly post about our community work and that is where we share information about new programmes. If you don’t see anything on there that interests you and you’d like to suggest something to us, get in touch with the Community Relations team via email: email@example.com
I watched Margaret Dodwell’s “Chill’n’Chat” with Youth First about youth employment and I would like to claim my free gift.
Please complete our short youth survey here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/2EFZ3J