Hackney 100 work placements

Could you be one of the Hackney 100?

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 16-19. 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 70 hours and a maximum of six months and will fit around your schedule.

How much will I be paid?

You will be paid the maximum national minimum wage, which is currently £7.50 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 the Hackney 100 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 Hackney 100 will be relaunching in August. If you'd like to register your interest, please email hackney100@hackney.gov.uk or:


Could you employ one of the Hackney 100?

The Hackney 100 programme aims to provide:

  • young Hackney residents aged 16-19 with meaningful paid work placements
  • real insights into potential career routes
  • demonstrable workplace experience to include on a future CV
  • workplace skills, confidence and 'softer' skills through first exposure to real life experience

The Hackney 100 programme is a one of the ways we enable residents from across the borough to get access to high quality career paths.

The Council will lead on all elements of outreach, recruitment, training and evaluation as well as providing ongoing support and an end of placement review. By providing the first meaningful paid work experience for a young person through Hackney 100, you'll benefit from a robust screening procedure and pre-employment training for participants, staff development opportunities and flexible working arrangements suited to business needs.

Working with us

Working with us gives your business the chance to be a part of, and shape, the borough's employment and skills agenda. You'll also help fulfil one of the Mayor's key manifesto pledges, which is to connect young people in the borough with careers in Hackney's growth sectors. 25 placements will be hosted within the Council itself.

How to get involved as an employer

If you'd like to find out more about how your business can support young people in Hackney and make a difference to their future and yours, please contact Lauren O'Leary, programme manager, on 020 8356 5182 or hackney100@hackney.gov.uk.

Launch event

We're also hosting a launch event for employers on 26 July, where you can find out more about Hackney 100 and hear from companies and young people who have already benefited. If you'd like to join us, please email us for more details.


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