Visit Lewisham Local Offer for more opportunities available including education, training and employment.

Information, Advice and Guidance

  • Time to Talk is an exciting new programme for young people with SEND developed by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Trained staff will provide person centred planning sessions tailored to each young person.
    • Young people can make a Request for Support from Time to Talk themselves or others can make a Request for Support on behalf of a young person here on the NDTi website.
    • For further information contact Alice McColl on 01225 789135, 07394 560816 or
  • Disability Rights UK ‘Get Ahead’ is a new initiative co-produced with and for disabled young people. Get Ahead provides information and resources on post-16 options and support in education, training and work. First issues of the Get Ahead quarterly magazine and the Get Ahead monthly newsletter.
  • Development Awards (16-30) – The Prince’s Trust can cover the cost of course fees, tools or equipment up to £160 in order to help young people achieve their goals and move into education, training or employment. For more information, visit the website here.
  • Prospero Mentoring Programme. To discuss further or make a referral contact Kealeigh Stenning on 0207 4046383, option 3 or 07799 901915. Download the flyer.

Work Experience/ Volunteering / Training / Traineeships

  • London Futures Employability Programme works with young people with a learning disability aged 18 to 25 using lived experience mentors and the power of sport to help young people develop skills for life and skills for work with the target of positive outcomes.
  • Get Started in Health and Social Care (18-30) – The Prince’s Trust. This 3-day virtual employability programme will help young people aged 18-30 explore the essential roles on offer and prepare them for work in the sector. Candidates will also join in an online recruitment event, completing interviews with Health and Social Care employers in London who are hiring now.
    • Tuesday 6th October – Thursday 8th October. Click here to register on Eventbrite


  • Dental Nurse Apprentice Apprenticeships – Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Trust. 
    18-month pre-registration training programme beginning in March 2021. Successful candidates will be working towards obtaining the National Dental Nursing Diploma, awarded by the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) and complete an apprenticeship. The training will be a mixture of theoretical teaching delivered in the classroom setting and online. The remaining time will be spent on rotations to the various clinical departments and specialities.

    • This is a full-time training course that runs from Monday – Friday, 8.45am – 5.15pm.
    • Successful applicants will be invited to an Assessment day which will take place on Saturday 7th November. This day will include a practical assessment and interview.
    • Apply hereClosing Date 5th October 2020. 


  • Evenbreak is a social enterprise run by and for disabled people. The employers who advertise their roles on our specialist online job board are keen to attract disabled candidates. Visit the website here.
  • Twitter Jobs Fair for different sectors every week. Thursday’s at 11am. See twitter @JCPinSthLondon
  • The Kickstart Scheme is a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government. Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme will be open to people 16-24 years old, who are claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long term unemployment. Talk to the young person’s DWP Work Coach to find out more. If they don’t have a work coach, visit the website to find out more.
  • Civil Service Care leavers Paid Internship applications now open. This is for carer leavers who are computer competent and looking for work in admin. Visit the website for more information.
    • To refer a young person with SEND email Elizabeth Akinsanya on the young person’s name and how they will benefit from this opportunity. Elizabeth will then be in contact to arrange support to apply.