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World of Work - Free experiences of workplaces for young people in Islington

Islington is a borough that is rich with opportunity, offering some of the best jobs in the world on our doorstep across virtually all sectors. The world of work is changing rapidly, driven by emerging technologies and an increase in automation. A ‘job for life’ has been replaced by a more agile, dynamic career path.

Children and young people will be the future leaders, employers and employees driving London’s economy and many will be working in jobs that do not currently exist. Despite the many advantages that Islington offers to young people, barriers like child poverty, overcrowding at home and unemployment prevent many of them from benefitting from the opportunities around them.
Our challenge is to help all young people in Islington prepare for the future world of work, and the role of employers is crucial in providing opportunities to inspire them and equip them with the right skills and knowledge. We are fortunate to have an offer of support from a wide range of businesses across all of our key industry sectors, and we will work with all schools to enable these opportunities.
Raising and broadening career aspirations must start early; many young people’s career ambitions are already limited by age seven. This programme ensures that young people across the borough will have enough encounters with the world of work by the time they leave school to make informed decisions about their next steps in life.
Experiences can include career insights, work tasters, mentoring, part-time work, careers events, work experience placements and other activities. Click on the links below to see what our partner employers are currently offering young people, or email WorldofWork@islington.gov.uk to find out how you can get involved.

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