Young Careers

Last updated - 19 February 2018

Improving the prospects of young people in our communities
Genesis helps improve young people's chances in education and employment. We have programmes in place that support young people with the skills they need to get into work.

Since we launched our Work Experience Programme in March 2015, we've given work experience placements to over 150 young people. Our Apprenticeship Programme was also launched in March 2015. It has secured apprenticeships to over 90 young people at our Genesis offices and with our key partners.

We also support young people with their education through Tutors United. University students are employed by Tutors United to support 32 young people in primary school each year with their English and maths tuition. The project has multiple benefits by supporting young children's education and giving university students valuable work experience.

Corporate Work Experience Programme

Our corporate work experience programme at Genesis is aimed at our younger customers. It gives them the opportunity to get real life, valuable work experience. The programme is run annually (usually around October half term).

At Genesis we offer a wide range of placements including IT, Finance, Communications, HR and more. Last year saw us have our biggest intake to date. We had 13 departments managing 40 students across a working week.

Our work experience programme involves other activities for our young people. These activities include life skills sessions led by Barclays, tours of our regeneration schemes in Hackney and Barnet, plus student workshops led by our Genesis Staff.

Our work experience programme has been very successful and we are now Gold Standard Accredited by Fair Train. At the 2016 annual Spark! Awards, we were awarded Work Experience Company of the year, beating off the likes of Premier Inn and Sisco.

If you would like to get involved or find out more about the programme, please contact workexperience@genesisha.org.uk.

Work Experience Programme Induction with our Chief Exec October 2016

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great opportunity for anyone looking to progress their career. This is why we only offer high-quality apprenticeships across all of our departments. We have offered young people apprenticeships in HR, Communications, Neighbourhoods, Social and Economic Regeneration and many other areas of our business.

Last year we had 44 apprenticeship starts. Now that apprenticeships are available for all ages we expect to create even more apprentices at Genesis. You can search for any new vacancies including apprenticeships by visiting our 'Apply now' section.

We also have access to apprenticeship opportunities with our partners including Construction. We can make a recommendation and refer you to the right opportunity regardless of your interest. All you have to do is contact us by emailing workexperience@genesisha.org.uk.

Two Genesis apprentices (Misan Boyo and Sean Peyton) at No. 10 Downing Street to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week with other apprentices

Tutors United

Genesis has been partnering with social enterprise, Tutors United to deliver afterschool tutoring classes for our young residents at both our Woodberry Down and Grahame Park schemes.

They provide accessible afterschool tutoring for pupils of Years 5 and 6 with programmes to improve English and Maths attainment for pupils transitioning to secondary school. The tutors are university students that are trained and employed to tutor these young people – breaking down the barriers of dis-advantaged children and aspirations of higher and further education.

This service runs on Woodberry Down in Hackney and Grahame Park in Barnet. To find out more please contact SEI@genesisha.org.uk.

It helped my child to concentrate and take his learning more seriously
Amul Aziz, Grahame Park
FAQs
How can I register on one of your programmes?

You can fill in and submit a contact form by clicking this link: ‘contact form’. Once you press ’submit’, the form will be sent directly to us and we will aim to contact you back within 24 hours.

Alternatively you can email us: SEI@genesisha.org.uk.

I am not at Genesis at present but will be in the future, can I access your services?

Yes you can.

What types of jobs are available?

The aim is to deliver a bespoke service tailored to your individual needs so you will be supported in one or more of the following ways:

  • Finding a job that is suitable for you
  • Achieving selfemployment or starting your own business
  • Assisted with finding an appropriate training course
  • Assisted with finding an ideal volunteering opportunity that will give you invaluable experience

Supported with finding a work experience placement (if you are of secondary school or college age).

What support can I get?

Our support is dependent upon your individual circumstances and we would assess your needs before giving you support. Examples of ways we can support you are:

  • Help you find training
  • Help you get into employment
  • Assistance with starting your own business
  • Advising you on reducing debt
  • Help you find a volunteer placement
  • Help you find work experience
  • Help you access health and wellbeing services
Do I have to pay anything?

Genesis pays for all programmes that support our customers. You will only need to pay for your travel to and from a programme or for childcare if you need it during the time of the programme. 

Support given to look for work, training, volunteering or starting up your own business is totally free to you. What we ask in return is a commitment to take part and turn up to sessions for you to get the best out of the service.

What areas do you cover?

We cover all areas that Genesis customers live in but we will also support anyone in the community that thinks they could benefit from our support.

What is the age range for Work Experience placements?

We currently offer placements for students in Year 10 up to Year 13.

What types of work experience placements are available?

We offer a wide range of work experience placements across the organisation and aim to facilitate your specific needs.

In the past we have had placements in departments such as IT, Communications, HR, Sales & Marketing, Regeneration, Housing Management Care & Support and many more.

How long are your work experience placements for?

Work experience placements usually run for 1 week but in some cases up to 2 weeks.

Is it a paid work experience placement?

No – the work experience placement is not paid.

Are expenses paid during work experience?

Off-site travel expenses are reimbursed but travel to and from your main office during your work experience placement is not reimbursed by Genesis.

How do I apply for work experience?

To apply for work experience, please email work.experience@genesisha.org.uk with your details and reason for applying.

You can also fill and submit a contact form giving us your contact details and ticking the box to say you are interested in doing a work experience placement.

To register your interest please fill in and submit a contact form by clicking this link: ‘contact form’.

Once you press ’submit’, the form will be sent directly to us and we will aim to contact you back within 24 hours. Alternatively you can email us: SEI@genesisha.org.uk