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Hackney 100

Could you be one of the Hackney 100?

Are you aged 16 or 17? Are you passionate about success? Do you want work experience in an exciting Hackney company? Are you interested in technology, fashion, media, financial services, hospitality? Do you want to earn money outside school hours, whilst building up your CV?
We have 100 work experience placements to provide opportunities for young people aged 16 and 17, starting in September 2014. Based in high-profile local Hackney companies, these placements will run alongside your school work, and you will be paid for the work you do. The placements will last for a minimum of six months.

How much will I be expected  to work?

The Hackney 100 placements are for 4 hours a week, outside school hours, either after school or at weekends. 

How much will I be paid?

You will be paid the London Living Wage of £8.80 per hour. That's money that you can use to enjoy yourself or save for your future.

What will I be doing?

Whatever your  employer asks you to do! You'll be expected to pitch in as part of the team in the workplace, and you'll be given a business mentor from the company to work with, to help you get the most out of the opportunity. You'll be expected to be reliable, punctual and professional.

How will the Hackney 100 be chosen?

All applications will be looked at by Hackney's Ways into Work team, who are very experienced at matching people with job opportunities. The successful candidates will be those who do the best job of convincing the team that they have what it takes to make the most  of this opportunity.    

How do I apply?

The first stage of the application is an expression of interest and a formal application process will follow.

Send an email to stating your name, school and the areas of work that you are interested in. Do some research into local companies that you are interested in, and think about how working there would help you reach your career goals. You should write up to 300 words saying why you would like to be one of  the Hackney 100, what you want to get out of the opportunity and why you think you should be selected.  
You should get your application in by Friday 22 August. You will be contacted directly about the next steps.

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Page updated: 3 Jul 2014 

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