Help to get a job

If you’re looking for work and live in Lambeth, Opportunity Lambeth could help.

Opportunity Lambeth is a Lambeth Council initiative that sees the council joining together with local organisations to offer local people access to jobs, and provide employment and business support services to Lambeth citizens and businesses.

Please contact the Opportunity Lambeth for more jobs team at to find out about the latest vacancies and training opportunities available for Lambeth residents.

Supporting you into work

Looking for a job can be confusing and you might not know where to start. What kind of job are you looking for? Are you ready to apply now or do you need some advice and support?

Opportunity Lambeth has been set up to help match out-of-work Lambeth residents with a range of vacancies in office, retail, catering, construction and many other sectors and works with employers in and around the borough.

Get job-ready

Opportunity Lambeth will also provide help and advice if you’re not ready to apply for work yet. You might just be starting out on your journey into work. There might be a number of steps you need to take before you’re ready for your first day in paid work. There are organisations that can help you in Lambeth whatever stage you’re at with:

  • Careers Advice and Guidance
  • Employability Skills
  • Help with Job Applications
  • Work Experience

Jobs in regeneration or construction

Within Lambeth, there is currently a lot of development activity, particularly in the north of the borough, where thousands of jobs will be created. It is estimated that the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Regeneration, which spans Lambeth and Wandsworth boroughs and is the biggest regeneration area in Europe, will lead to the creation of more than 20,000 jobs over 20 developments during the next 15 years.

Opportunity Lambeth works with developers building major new schemes in the borough to agree how they can offer jobs, apprenticeships and training within the construction industry. It helps residents looking to work in the construction sector get ready to take advantage of job opportunities, including careers advice and employment support such as CV writing, matching to vacancies and interview preparation. It also delivers and makes referrals to sector-specific training courses such as CSCS and CPCS cards.

For more information, you can contact Opportunity Lambeth

Lambeth and Wandsworth Joint Coordination Unit has also been set up to make sure that local residents can take advantage of these opportunities, which will also include work experience and apprenticeships.

For updates on job opportunities within the Regeneration Project, visit Nine Elms.

For updates on jobs and homes in Vauxhall, please visit

Jobs for young people


Apprenticeships are real jobs with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up valuable and recognised qualifications.

If you’re 16+ and not in full-time education, an apprenticeship can offer you:

  • a salary from day one
  • paid holidays
  • training and qualifications
  • job-specific skills

Opportunity Lambeth’s Apprenticeship Coordinator can help you access local apprenticeship opportunities, please call us on 020 7926 5966 or email us on

14-25 education and careers

From 2014, students who left year 11 in summer 2014 or beyond need to continue education or training until at least their 18th birthday on a compulsory basis. Lambeth Council remains committed to continuously improving and delivering the best educational and career opportunities so that young people can achieve their full potential through education as they progress to the World of Work Education and training can be summarised as:

  • full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider
  • full-time work or volunteering (20 hours or more) combined with part-time education or training
  • an apprenticeship or traineeships

For more information and to find out what help and support is available to 14-25-year-olds, please visit young adults, 14 to 25.

Information for employers

Opportunity Lambeth can work with you to find the best local candidates to fill your vacancies. Opportunity Lambeth is the place to promote vacancies, apprenticeship and work placement opportunities.

Opportunity Lambeth’s Brokerage Team:

  • works with you to understand what you’re looking for
  • helps your organisation benefit from apprenticeships
  • can match local people to your construction-related vacancies
  • helps you to reduce your recruitment costs
  • works with employers committed to giving people another chance
  • can support the training needs of candidates to make the transition into employment easier
  • enables employers to engage with specialist providers in the borough
  • provides in-job support for Lambeth residents recruited through Opportunity Lambeth

Please contact the Opportunity Lambeth to find out more.

Information for training providers

Opportunity Lambeth is undertaking a mapping exercise and review of the Provider Network, to produce a comprehensive picture of the provision in the borough, identify opportunities for joined-up working, and where there may be gaps in service provision.

If you are a training provider and are not registered on the Opportunity Lambeth Providers’ Network, please email your details to