Local Job Opportunities and Apprenticeships

Overview

The London Borough of Sutton is home to over 8,200 businesses, and we believe that apprenticeships can play an important part in the local economy by improving skills and driving productivity. 

An apprenticeship enables an individual to study for a work-based qualification that can significantly improve their skills and career enjoyment.

For current vacancies at Sutton Council, please visit the Council website Jobs and Careers page here.

Information for Businesses – Apprenticeship Levy

In Spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships changed. Some employers will now be required to contribute to the cost of training for apprentices and larger employers will be subject to the full costs through the Apprenticeship Levy: The levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to invest in apprenticeships.

For help and advice about how this might affect your business, contact Candice.McCausland@Sutton.gov.uk.

Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Policy for businesses

Green Sector Recovery Training and Jobs Pathway

Forward Trust’s Green Sector Recovery Training and Jobs Pathway helps people find rewarding careers in the sustainability and green sectors. For more information or if you would like to apply, please visit their webpage or email employment@forwardtrust.org.uk.

Sutton Job Hub

Sutton Job Hub is recruiting for a large number of positions at the moment in various sectors including:

  • NHS – Cleaning/Portering
  • Driving – HGV/Multi Drop/Class C
  • Hospitality – Kitchen Assistant/Runner/Sandwich Maker/Juice Bar/Service/Cleaning
  • Administration – Generalist/Specialist
  • Customer Services – Reception/Front of House.
  • Fitness – Lifeguards/Reception/Coaches/Apprenticeships

Roles are Part Time/Full Time/Apprenticeships and also Kickstart Work Experience positions.

Roles are being updated on the website at the moment however because of volume we would ask all partners to refer directly to amanda.warren@successfulsutton.co.uk or circulate the registration link for Sutton Job Hub Registration | Sutton (suttonjobhub.co.uk).

There is no age requirement but applicants must be in receipt of benefits. If there are suitable applicants aged 16-24 who meet Kickstart Criteria, the Sutton Job Hub can talk them through those roles.

Additionally Apprenticeship routes will be discussed with those interested at registration.

Constructing South London Opportunities

For further information please contact Izzy Healy (izzy.healy@southlondonpartnership.co.uk) or Peter Walsh (mcahubmanager@southlondonpartnership.co.uk)
Course/Opportunity Detail Eligibility
New Building Snagging Surveyor Travelling every day to different properties for inspection. These checks include everything from construction shortfalls externally to paintwork and plumbing issues internally. RICS accredited or who holds a RICS accredited qualification specifically as BSc/MSc/SAVA level 6 in Building surveying. Keen eye for detail and knowledge of building regs and NHBC tolerances
C & G L1 Practical Horticulture Horticultural training plus support in employability, maths, and English Aged 16-24 and not currently in employment, education, or training
Head 2 Work Social action projects and training for community benefit with mentored support Aged 16-24 and not currently in employment, education or training and a resident in the boroughs mentioned
Employability/construction skills training CSCS training is available as part of a range of support in finding employment Not currently working or on a zero hours contract. Over 16 years of age and have the right to work
Introduction to Construction Engineering Intensive 5-week course including introductions to a range of trade skills plus Health and Safety L1 and CSCS Available for ex Armed Forces personnel or those going through resettlement and resident in these boroughs
CSCS training CSCS training is available as part of a range of support in finding employment
Introduction to Construction Engineering Intensive 5-week course including introductions to a range of trade skills plus Health and Safety L1 and CSCS Available for ex-Armed Forces personnel or those going through resettlement and resident in Sutton
Digital Construction Bootcamp 15-week online course in construction and data management and workflows including BIM. Must have access to a PC, Laptop or tablet and reliable internet connection Aged 19 or over and looking to enter the job market
One week remote CSCS course Remote learning so must have access to a PC, Laptop or tablet and reliable internet connection Must be unemployed but with right to work, over 19 years of age
Construction Level 2 plus CSCS 5-week construction sector based work academy – learning is via remote learning so must have access to a PC, Laptop or tablet and reliable internet connection Must be 16-24 not in employment, education or training or age 25+ and economically inactive
Two week CSCS 2 week course including CSCS, L1 intro to construction, L1 Personal Social Skills, L1 Health and Safety in Construction Environment and more. Remote learning so must have access to a PC, Laptop or tablet and reliable internet connection Must be over 19, currently receiving JSA/UC/ESA or Income Support. Must be a UK resident with photographic ID
Five week home maintenance course Part-time, evening course starting 03/01/2022, based in Wandsworth All
Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Level 2 apprenticeship, based in Wandsworth All
Introduction to Construction Wallpapering Based in Wandsworth All
Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2, 2 years with combination of work and study, based in Carshalton College in Sutton All
Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 based in Carshalton College in Sutton All
CSCS Construction Course 3 day course to gain your Construction Skills Certification Scheme card that will allow you to work in the construction industry. Job opportunities for those that gain their CSCS card. 16-24 year olds and/or NEETS (not in education, employment or training).
Construction Technical Skills Bootcamp 12 week course 2 days per week commencing 1st and 2nd December in Croydon Age 19+ unemployed, employed or self-employed looking to start a career in construction
Virtual Construction Technical Skills Bootcamp 12 week course 2 days per week commencing online 8th and 9th November or 17th and 18th November Age 19+ unemployed, employed or self-employed looking to start a career in construction
Positive Turnaround Employability support and short skills training courses for 2 weeks and interview with employer This is ap roject to support ex-offenders who must also be economically inactive and not in any other training. Also eligibility to work in UK. Must also have a driving license

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Sutton College Apprenticeships

Sutton College is the premier provider of Adult Education and Community Learning in the London Borough of Sutton. The College works with employers in and around the borough, across a range of sectors including Sutton Council and we are also one of Surrey County Council’s approved training providers.

Apprentices learn through a combination of learning methods that may include day release at college and assessments in their workplace.

Sutton College provide Apprenticeships in the following areas:

Schools and Nurseries:

Teaching Assistant, Early Years Practitioner, Early Years Educator

Business:

Business Administration, Team Leader, Assistant Accountant, Professional Accounting Technician, Data Technician, Data Analyst, Associate Project Manager

Digital:

IT Solutions Technician, Digital Solutions Technician, Software Development Technician, Digital Community Manager

For more information please contact apprentices@suttoncollege.ac.uk.

JACE Study Programmes

JACE Childcare Academy

JACE are excited to have launched their new JACE Childcare Academy, and can take enquiries now. This is a new Apprenticeship offer from JACE to bring young people in to a substantial and local programme when they just leave school or college. For more information, please click here.

Their updated course directory can be found here. You can also take a look around their new Wallington centre via video tour.

Jancett Playsafe Opportunities

Jancett Playsafe are looking for a Level 3 qualified Playwork Manager to join their friendly team of Playworkers. Level 3 qualification can be in Playwork or Childcare (or working towards).

The position is for Breakfast club (7.15am – 9.00am), After school club (2.30pm – 6.30pm) some preparation time (4 hours week) and Holiday Club (35-40 hours week).

For more information or to apply, please visit the Jancett PlaySafe website

SW London NHS Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) Webinar and Q&A

South West London Health & Care Partnership’s are hosting webinars about becoming a Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) – one of the pathways into a career in health and social care. This is an opportunity for Employers and Applicants to find out more if they are thinking of:

  • Employing a trainee Nursing Associate
  • Applying to become a trainee Nursing Associate
  • Funding for a trainee Nursing associate role

The webinars will help you to understand the benefits and challenges of employing or working as a TNA in South London.

To join please click on one of the following dates to register:

  • RSVP: 2nd September, 1:30pm -2:30pm
  • RSVP: 5th October, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • RSVP: 2nd November, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • RSVP: 2nd December, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

These webinars will consist of a short presentation then an opportunity for questions facilitated by Wendy Majewska and Caroline Don, TNA Project Leads for SWL and SEL respectively.

Clarion Futures Apprenticeship Webinars

The Sutton Apprenticeship Hub

The Sutton Apprenticeship Hub aims to address this challenge. It was designed and developed by Sutton apprentices and helps match the supply and demand of apprenticeship opportunities across Sutton.

The hub is a resource for young people and their parents, educators and businesses, to find out more information about the benefits of starting, or offering an apprenticeship and the career prospects involved.

For more information visit getaheadsutton.org or email OpportunitySutton@Sutton.gov.uk

More information about national apprenticeship opportunities can be found at https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide.