Get Work Ready

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Pre-Employment Course

Journey to Work: for Women

A wellbeing and employability course for Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic women.

Duration: 12 weeks

Location: Kingsland Hub, 242 Kingsland Road, E8 4DG

Trainee Placements

Retail Training

Gain on the job retail experience and training at Outpost, our shop & gallery in Holloway.

Duration: 30 hours training

Location: Outpost, Holloway Road, N7 6JP

Outpost is Peter Bedford HA’s contemporary store and art gallery in Islington. The shop has been part of North London’s landscape for the last 16 years and has supported hundreds of our tenants and participants into work and meaningful activity.

Outpost provides opportunities for tenants and participants to gain retail experience in a real working environment.

Working in retail can offer many exciting prospects, with many future possibilities. As well as a social atmosphere to work in, you will learn about the products and what interests customers.

Administration & Reception

Learn office skills through placements on our Reception at The Kingsland Hub, where you can also help to manage internal and external hire of events spaces.

Duration: 30 hours training

Location: Kingsland Hub, 242 Kingsland Road, E8 4DG

Would you like to gain experience in an office? We offer placements on our reception, where you can learn basic administration skills in a real working environment, with support from our friendly team of staff.

This placement will also give you events and hospitality skills, as our reception team also manage the booking and management of our meeting rooms, both for internal and external use.

There are also opportunities to gain references to help you find future employment.

Hospitality Training

Gain on the job experience at The Coffee Shop in Kingsland Hub, and gain skills in Food Safety, and Customer Service.

Duration: Ongoing

Location: Kingsland Hub, 242 Kingsland Road, E8 4DG

The Coffee Shop serves affordable and healthy food and drinks to local residents, visiting PBHA tenants and people who work in the area. By working here you will get a chance to gain barista (how to make the perfect coffee), customer service and food hygiene skills.

Working in hospitality can be hugely rewarding as you have a constant opportunity to interact with customers and help to provide a welcoming environment.

Employability Course

Alongside our great course offerings, we also have Employability Advisors and Coaches, who can offer personalised information, advice and guidance aimed at helping you gain valuable work skills and become more employable.

Coaching can include:

  • One-to-one confidential Information, Advice Guidance sessions designed to explore what is best for you.
  • Reception, Hospitality, Creative Industries, Community Gardening and Retail work experience and training in our social enterprises.
  • Back to work support – individual help with writing CVs, cover letters, job application forms and interview techniques, personal or employment reference.

Location: Kingsland Hub, 242 Kingsland Road, E8 4DG

Contact us today to find out more!

For more information about our current employment programmes and eligibility please contact us:

Telephone: 0203 815 4100         Email: