Skills London 2015

13 – 14 November 2015 - London’s biggest jobs and careers event

Taking place on 13 & 14 November, London’s biggest jobs and careers event, Skills London 2015 will offer students, teachers, parents and carers an opportunity to meet a vast range of prestigious employers, top universities and colleges, award-winning training providers and expert advisers offering career opportunities and guidance.

London Councils is sponsoring the Careers and Enterprise Zone for the second year. We will be there to help young people become aware of what their local council does and what it is like to work for local government. We will be promoting the wide range of employment and training opportunities available from marketing officers, to heads of finance, through to apprentice sports coaches and legal apprentices.

London Councils is committed to bringing together schools, colleges and businesses to ensure all young Londoners have the best chance of getting in and getting on in work. That’s why this year we have published London Ambitions: Shaping a successful careers offer for all young Londoners.

Together with the London Enterprise Panel and the Mayor of London, we are will be championing the London Ambitions Careers Offer and promoting the recommendation that all young people should have at least 100 hours of experiences of the world of work by the age of 16.

Exhibitors that offer work-related activities, knowledge and experiences will be giving out London Ambitions stickers that young people can collect in the Skills London event guide so they can keep track of relevant experiences at the event.

Organised groups of students, teachers and career advisers from London’s colleges and schools, individuals and families, are encouraged to attend.  

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The interactive map is designed to help you discover more about apprenticeship opportunities in your home borough.  Just click on your borough to be taken through to your local authority’s apprenticeship vacancies page or specific details about how to find an apprenticeship opportunity.

Your local authority welcomes and encourages interest and application from its residents so even if an apprenticeship isn't right for you, please regularly check for other vacancies. 

The report, 'London Ambitions: Shaping a Successful Careers Offer for all Young Londoners', sets out seven recommendations to transform the landscape of careers and employment support for young people across London, regardless of the particular school or college they attend. 

The recommendation is included in an eighty-page report produced through London Councils, the London Enterprise Panel (LEP) and the Mayor of London's Office

The report's recommendation includes access to personalised careers advice, at least 100 hours' experience of the world of work by the age of 16 and comprehensive, up-to-date information on the jobs market in the capital. It also recommends a 'London Ambitions Careers Curriculum', to help young people think about the learning experiences they have during schooling from a workplace perspective, and provide a toolkit for schools and colleges.