Education & Economy

Skills & jobs

London’s diverse economy and status as one of the most important global cities calls for a highly skilled workforce. We want all young Londoners to have access to the education and training they need to move into the world of work - and for businesses to find the skills they need to succeed.

There is a drive to encourage apprenticeships in the capital. Through on the job training like this many young people have developed the skills needed for the working world. 

Do you think there are enough opportunities for young Londoners? How can we make sure the future workforce has the skills the capital needs?

We’d love you to join in or start a discussion of your own.

Skills & jobs discussions

Creative Adult Learning Centres in each area of of London

Skills & jobs

We need Local Adult Creative Learning Centres in all the London Boroughs, that would be able to offer people of all ages a wide variety of Creative Skills courses with acknowledged certificates.

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COSMA
Community member
Last commented: 5th Apr 2017

Your views on apprenticeships

Skills & jobs

Do you see apprenticeships as an ideal option for those looking to get into a particular area of work?

Are they a viable alternative to further education and other routes?

In which areas do you think we should be encouraging more of them?

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Talk London
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Last commented: 2nd Apr 2017

Opportunities for older unemployed

Skills & jobs

Back in January of this year I was made redundant at the age of 50 after 19 years with the same company. Despite some interviews, all of which have come from applying direct, I still find myself out of work.

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PaulaJGriffin
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Last commented: 13th Mar 2017

Volunteering and not immigration the biggest problem with job oppertunities

Skills & jobs

Whilst volunteers are kind hearted and probably thinking that they are doing the world of good, its not always the case. London is a diverse community with immigrants from around the globe. Too often we must hear that immigrants are taking jobs that could be available to British born workers.

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Anonymous
Last commented: 30th Oct 2016

Confidence about job prospects

Skills & jobs

Despite falling unemployment in the capital. Londoners are not confident about their job prospects. Only 42% (in our London Survey, 2014) think they could find a similar job quickly if they lost their current role.

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Talk London
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Last commented: 3rd Mar 2015

Workforce of the future

Skills & jobs

What skills and subjects should be made available to young people to help make them ready for the future jobs market?

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Talk London
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Last commented: 3rd Mar 2015

Should interns be paid?

Skills & jobs

Today the London Assembly Economy Committee sent a letter to the Mayor encouraging him to promote good quality internships in London. In particular they want to see all internships become paid opportunities so that they're accessible for Londoners from all backgrounds.

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Talk London
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Last commented: 20th Dec 2014

Why am I left out?

Skills & jobs

I am white, over 55 sadley, now single and have just been made redundant. Why are all public services geared for people not like me. I am out of range for re traing course both age and qualification wise, There appears to be no help in setting up my own business which is what i am advised to do.

Posted by
westlake
Community member
Last commented: 22nd May 2014

What is Confidence and Why is it Crucial?

Skills & jobs

We all speak of confidence as something essential to life quality but few people really know what it is. Confidence is also hard to quantify, and equally hard to describe in detail, but it is real enough.

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MsCyprah
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Last commented: 28th Nov 2012

Unemployed Graduates Need Employment As Well

Skills & jobs

Is there a reason why unemployed graduates (recently graduated in the last 3 years), who are over 24 years of age are not been offered employment apprenticeship like the young unemployed 16 - 24 years old?

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Adebalogun
Community member
Last commented: 15th Nov 2012

THE JOB CENTRE

Skills & jobs

the london riots happend becasuse of the lack of jobs , also people with a criminal records have nothing to lose oppertunatis , people with criminal records hang around jobless around the local essates , they portay their thinking and up bringing to the younger kids , ( rob this or sell that the

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t_1
Community member
Last commented: 27th Sep 2012

skills and jobs

Skills & jobs

More apprenticeships, work placements hands on in different fields of work required
I will give example of the catering industry, so many young people from deprived families have never had an opportunity to learn the etiquette eg seating a dining table eating and serving manners

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Daisy Byaruhanga
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Last commented: 20th Jul 2012