WorkPath is the brand name of the council’s employment & skills service and works in collaboration with employers, training providers, businesses, schools, universities, colleges and other partners to deliver an integrated service that helps residents into good work.
Our job is to give you the right information, advice, and guidance to help you achieve your training and employment goals. WorkPath has a variety of support programmes that assist residents to achieve key skills, access apprenticeships, work experience programmes and vacancies. We work across all sectors including creative and cultural, tech, construction, hospitality, security, business administration and many more to bring opportunities to our residents.
The journey for residents can be complex with people needing to overcome multiple barriers. This can be overwhelming, but WorkPath focuses on personal support and brings all services and opportunities together for you as one seamless service.
We have different entry points to register depending on the service, but once the registration has been completed, you will be allocated an officer who will help you identify your needs and goals, and who will help you develop a personal action plan to overcome barriers.
If you are already working, we can also help you make a fresh start in a new career direction, or progress higher in your chosen area of work.
WorkPath offers an employment and training information, advice and guidance service to residents. Residents can register online to access all of our opportunities and be assigned a personal advisor. For any enquiries, please email the workpath team or call 020 7364 3727 to speak to a member of the team.
You can find out more about apprenticeships in Tower Hamlets and our current job opportunities on our vacancies page.
LBTH Young WorkPath
Young WorkPath Careers Advisers are working across all schools and colleges in the borough. For young people who are NEET (not in employment, education or training) we offer telephone, video or face to face interview appointments. Face to face interviews are by appointment only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
You can find out more on our LBTH Young WorkPath section. To book an appointment, please email our Young Workpath team or call us on 0800 3581 2410 (freephone) or 020 7364 1401.
LBTH Supported Employment
The Supported Employment team delivers a range of targeted programmes for residents:
The Local Supported Employment (LSE) Initiative is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The LSE is a team of Supported Employment Officers who can support people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders. You can find our more on The Local Supported Employment (LSE) Initiative webpage. For more information please email our local support employment team or call us on 020 7364 7094.
The Individual Placement & Support in Primary Care (IPSPC) initiative is funded by the Department for Work & Pensions and supports Out-of-Work participants who require assistance and support to move into sustainable employment, and In-Work Participants who are employed and either off sick or struggling in the workplace due to their disability. For more information please email our IPSPC team or call us on 07516 588436.
LBTH Career Pathways and Care Experience Apprenticeships - If you are a care experienced young person from Tower Hamlets aged 16 and 25 you can apply to join our Talent Pool where you will be given training to develop your employability skills, and gain valuable work experience through ITReS, our Internal Temporary Resourcing Service. You will also be supported to apply for a range of apprenticeship opportunities across the council. For more information you can email our career pathways team or call us on 07904160268.
ITReS - Internal Temporary Resourcing Service – if you are a local resident and interested in securing temporary contracts with the council across our wide range of services please email the itres team or call us on 07904160268.
LBTH SEND Apprenticeships - We are currently delivering a range of apprenticeship opportunities across the council for people with SEND. For more information email the SEND team or call us on 07949 443781.
Mayoral Academies Digital Hub
The Digital Hub is funded by the GLA as part of the London Mayoral Academies Programme and works across the four boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Islington, Camden and Hackney to support under-represented residents into training and good work within the tech sector. If you are interested in working in tech, we can help you access a wide variety of opportunities. For more information you can email the digital hub or call us on 07548 119 138.
LBTH Connecting Communities
Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) Tower Hamlets Connecting Communities programme provides support for 18 to 24 year olds not in education or work. If you need support to find a job or training to unlock your potential with Tower Hamlets Connecting Communities is a free program tailored to your needs.
You’ll be paired with a dedicated caseworker to boost your confidence, remove employment obstacles, and guide you on your career path.
We can help you with the following:
- To access and fund short training courses.
- CVs, interview skills and job applications.
- Provide access to apprenticeships other opportunities.
- Provide short term financial support for such things as travel, work clothing and childcare.
For more information email the young workpath team.
LBTH Careers and social mobility
The Careers & Social Mobility team works with schools, business, universities, colleges and a wide range of partners to help young people, parents, carers and influencers understand and feel comfortable exploring different career pathways.
With a strong focus on careers education and personal development we aim to increase careers pathway knowledge and relevant experiences of young people in Tower Hamlets so they can develop and achieve their learning and career goals. For more information you can email our careers and social mobility team or call them on 07548 119134.
Our WorkPath services operate 5 days a week but the office is open to public for drop-in on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 9:30am until 4pm. You can register via the contact links above.
55 Upper Bank Street
Young WorkPath is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm by appointment only. On Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am – 4:30pm for telephone and video appointments.
Idea Store Watney Market
260 Commercial Road
At other times you can make an appointment with your advisor. Our teams continue to support residents and provide careers information, advice and guidance over the phone.