Support Services

National Careers Service

Provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

The Princes Trust

Their financial awards remove the financial barriers preventing you from taking the next step into work, education or training.

Fastlaners

UpRising’s Fastlaners is a 2 week employability support programme for 18-25 year olds in Birmingham, London and Manchester.

The Brokerage Citylink

The Brokerage Citylink has been building links between the employers in London's financial districts and the local communities surrounding them for 20 years. They support young Londoners to access careers in the City.

Graduate Talent Pool

Graduate Talent Pool is a government initiative designed to help new and recent graduates gain real work experience.

Notgoingtouni

Notgoingtouni is a website dedicated to helping school & college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs.

Tomorrow’s People

Tomorrow’s People work with those who have become detached from the world of work, and who face apparently overwhelming barriers to getting a job. Support is tailored to individuals to ensure they develop the skills, self-belief and resilience they need to get and keep a job.

Rare

Rare help brilliant BAME people fulfil their promise through one on one career guidance and multi award winning longitudinal development programmes.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)London provides superior educational support and career access to young people from under-represented and under-served backgrounds to help maximise their opportunities for university and career success.

Smart Works

Smart Works is a UK charity that provides high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to women in need. We give women the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools they require to succeed at interview and start a new chapter of their life.

Premier Parents

Created specifically for skilled parents, they connect them with forward- thinking employers to overcome employment barriers or to find a more rewarding role. They represent hundreds of talented parents within our exclusive talent pool across various sectors, such as hospitality, finance, admin and social care.

Gingerbread

If you’re trying to get back into work, are keen to learn something new, develop your existing skills for the workplace or just want a bit of support to help you prepare for employment, their courses could really help you find your feet. They offer training on a variety of work-relevant skills, from CV production and interview techniques to first aid and customer care, and many of courses lead to a recognised qualification.

Progressive Careers

Progressive Careers is a resource base, a community and a place to turn for advice. They facilitate a mentoring scheme to increase knowledge of, and accessibility to, social impact careers. 

theInformationHub

Self-help information for people with convictions, run by Unlock. theInformationHub is the country's most comprehensive source of online self-help information on a wide range of issues that criminal convictions can affect, including looking for employment

Aspiring Solicitors

Aspiring Solicitors is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession by providing free access, opportunity and assistance to students from underrepresented groups. 

Creative Skillset

Creative Skillset are the UK-wide strategic skills body that works with employers, individuals, trade associations, unions, learning and training providers, Government and its public agencies and other key organisations to ensure that the UK's Creative Industries have continued access now, and in the future, to the skills and talent they require.

Steps Ahead Mentoring

A free voluntary programme that matches you with local employers who have experience of recruitment. Over approximately six meet ups your mentor can help you with CV writing, job applications, job hunting and interview preparation.

Life Skills

Barclay's Life Skills Inspires and supports young people to develop their employability online and in person. 

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Aims to raise the career aspirations of young people and provide them with the resources and tools to act upon their career goals. Benefits include; increased confidence to pursue careers, access to professionals, improvement of skills and greater knowledge of the careers market.