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Going to school, college and university

  • Colleges, primary (reception onwards) and secondary schools will remain open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term.
  • Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.


The government does not think it is possible for all exams in the summer to go ahead as planned. They will accordingly be working with Ofqual to consult rapidly to put in place alternative arrangements that will allow students to progress fairly.

Public exams and vocational assessments scheduled to take place in January will go ahead as planned.

Kickstart Scheme

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Lambeth Council plan to participate in the Kickstart Scheme, along with other local partners, to provide paid work placements for 16-24 year olds in the borough.

We’re keen to find as many placements with local employers as possible. Employers will receive funding to cover the cost of wages and support.

Could you offer a young person a six-month paid work placement through Kickstart?

Kickstart placements should be a minimum of 25 hours per week, last for six months, and provide valuable experience and support for young people to start or progress in their career.

Employers who can offer 30 or more placements can submit a direct bid for Kickstart funding to the government. We know most local employers won’t be able to offer such a high number of placements, so Lambeth Council is co-ordinating a bid for Lambeth employers with 1 to 29 placements to offer.

Word from the cabinet

Councillor Jacqui Dyer, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Community Safety, said: “Young people in Lambeth have been severely affected by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will provide an opportunity for our young people to gain the skills, experience and confidence they will need to succeed in their future careers.”

“I encourage all local employers to consider whether they can offer even one placement within their organisation and demonstrate that Lambeth is a borough that cares about the future of our young people.”

How to get involved

  • We’re inviting employers with the potential to offer a high quality, six month work placement(s) for young Lambeth residents to be a part of our bid to the Kickstart Scheme. We’re happy to work with employers from any sector – private, public or voluntary and community sector.
  • We’ll be working locally to ensure there is support available to young people when applying for the placements, during their placement, and as they move on at the end of their placement.
  • To register your interest in being a placement host and for more information on our Kickstart proposals, employers are asked to complete this expression of interest survey.
  • If you have any questions about the Kickstart Scheme in Lambeth please email

Hustle Hard

Hustle Hard

Hustle Hard is now live and taking registrations.

Hustle hard is a 10-week online programme aimed at young entrepreneurs (budding and existing), who have a desire to create a business and supporting website. This south London wide programme aims to support young people aged 16-30, who live, work or study in the boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth and Wandsworth.

Throughout the programme you will develop business skills, learn how to pitch, learn how to network (and the value of it) and build a website for your product and/or services. You will also have the opportunity to pitch for up to 1K for your business.

Week 1 - Get into the right mindset (2-3 Degrees)
Week 2-9 - Create your side hustle, build your own website, learn how to pitch (Business Launchpad,, Motivez, 2-3 Degrees)
Week 10 - Pitch event and celebration event

Two sessions are held every week on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Session begin on Monday 12th October and end on Wednesday 16th December. The celebration event will take place on Wednesday 16th December, so please mark the date in your calendar.

Get more information and register for Hustle Hard through Eventbrite.

It's time to HUSTLE HARD!

Training for work

Microsoft apprenticeships

If you have a passion for tech, you might want to check this out. Microsoft are offering to help you grow and develop new skills. You can get a nationally recognised qualification and you'll get an employment contract. Check it out

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Production Assistant Apprentice

Light Projects, in Bermondsey, need a hard-working and proactive person to be their new Production Assistant. You’ll earn £15,000 per year and in 18 months you’ll have a Level 3 Business administrator qualification. You need 5 GCSEs at C/4 plus, including English and Maths. Find out more

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Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Croydon College are working with St. Nicholas School, Croydon to offer this training post. You’ll work with teaching staff to support learners in the classroom. You’ll earn £160.00 per week and complete a Level 2 Certificate in Support Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification. You need GCSE C/4 or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths. Find out more

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Apprentice Sales Support Coordinator

Training to providing support to a successful sales team. You need energy, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, ability to take feedback and to be ready to take action, with Maths and English GCSE C/4 and above. Training starts end July and lasts for 13 months. LDN Apprenticeships is where you go to find out more

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Event Management and Digital Marketing

Want to learn how to organise events and use social media to promote them? Want to learn from industry experts;how to write copy and use industry software? This course is for Lambeth residents aged 19 plus. Two students will get a paid placement and all benefit from the Iconic Steps alumni network and find out about job opportunities from partners like Disney, ITV and more, a get an industry mentor plus life skills support. Email Sa-Ra or call her on 07960 896910 to apply.

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Digital and innovation apprenticeships

NatWest Group wants 16 to 24-year-olds who want to develop digital and customer service skills into a great career. Find out more and apply. Successful candidates will go on a 3-week virtual Innovation Bootcamp during July or August.

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Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship

This 3 year apprenticeship programme leads to a degree in Professional Policing Practice. You get paid £23,330 per year and don't pay tuition fees. You need to be 18, have GCSE or Level 2 functional skills Maths and English, plus one A Level Grade A*-C or an equivalent Level 3 qualification. Find out more and apply.

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New jobs for young people

Kickstart Scheme

The Government has announced a job creation scheme for 16 to 24-year-old at risk of unemployment. They are funding employers to create new jobs, at a minimum of 25 hours per week paid at least at the National Minimum Wage. That means £8.20 per hour for 21 to 24 year olds, £6.45 for 18 to 20 year olds and £4.55 for under 18s. The jobs must last at least six months. Employers must provide training and support to find a permanent job. The first ‘Kickstarter’ jobs will be in place this autumn.

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Careers support

Go think big!

Go think big is a website that can help you get a foot on the career ladder. They can help get the skills and experience you need to help land your dream first job. Helpful tips, online tools and work placement opportunities. Register onsite and sign up for their weekly opportunity newsletter.

British Latino Network - mentoring programme open

If you're of Latin American origin and want to study biology, BLN would love to enrol you on a free mentoring programme. You can get academic and professional support to help enhance your career and life prospects. If you're interested direct message them via Instagram or email⠀⠀

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Iconic Steps towards the creative industries

'Resilience, Entrepreneurship and Media', an online course for Lambeth residents aged 19 plus. It's for you if you're an aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to work in the creative industries. Find out more by emailing or calling 07960 896910.

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Opportunity Lambeth

Need help finding jobs, apprenticeships, training, volunteering opportunities? Back on Track offer practical advice and guidance if you want help getting back into education, employment or training:

  • Defining career goals and ways to achieving them
  • CV writing and interview technique support
  • Using online employment and training resources
  • Access to employability programmes, work placements and trials

Email them on or call them on 020 7926 3381

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If you're worried about money, maybe you're not getting paid because of the lockdown, this is another good starting place.

The Lambeth Larder helps connect people to emergency food and other support. They have a list of organisations in Lambeth supplying cheap or free food and meals.

Coronavirus and money: An expert financial guide from MyBnk - The Mix have teamed up with MyBnk to answer questions about money, work, housing and more