Hackney Works

Hackney Works is a free employment support service run by the Council that supports local residents to find employment as well as providing a bespoke recruitment service for employers.  

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Employment support for residents

If you live in Hackney and are out of work or on a low income, we can help you to find a job or an apprenticeship. Whether you're just starting out, haven't worked for years or you want to change careers, our advisors can help you apply for the jobs that you want and support you to find suitable training where required.  

Our service is open to anyone who meets all of the following criteria:

  • you are a Hackney resident with the right to work in the UK
  • you have a national insurance number 
  • you are unemployed, working less than 16 hours a week or on a low income
  • you want to work

Make an enquiry

Please complete the following enquiry form and we will contact you to arrange an appointment to register if you are eligible for the service.

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Documents you need to provide at your appointment

You will need to provide the following original documents at your appointment:

  • proof of ID and eligibility to work in the UK eg a valid passport or British birth certificate
  • one proof of address eg a bank statement, utility bill, council tax bill (dated in the last 6 months) 
  • proof of national insurance number eg payslip, P45 or P60, letter from Jobcentre Plus, national insurance card


We offer a number of services to help you into work, including:

  • 1:1 personalised employment support
  • access to IT facilities and help with job search
  • CV development, job application support and interview techniques
  • basic skills training including English and maths
  • vocational training
  • job opportunities
  • access to volunteering, work placements and apprenticeships
  • provide better off in work calculations and give information on in work benefits available 

Hackney Works opportunity hub addresses 

Homerton Opportunity Hub
Homerton Library
Homerton High Street
E9 6AS

Hoxton Opportunity Hub
137-139 Bowling Green Walk
Corner of Pitfield Street
N1 6AL

Woodberry Down Opportunity Hub
Redmond Community Centre
Kayani Avenue
N4 2HF

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