Young Careers

Last updated - 27 November 2019

Improving the prospects of young people in our communities
We help 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 programme in 2015, we've given work placements to hundreds of young people. Our Apprenticeship Programme was launched at the same time. It has secured work for over 150 young people at our Notting Hill Genesis offices and with our key partners.

We also support young people with their education. University students are employed to support 32 young people in primary school each year with their tuition.
Olivia - Communications Apprentice

Apprenticeship Vacancies - Apply Now!

You can access a variety of apprenticeship opportunities through our partner, Hawk Training.

How to apply
For further information or an informal conversation regarding the roles currently available please contact Natalie at Hawk Training on 0208 891 0992 or email at

Alternatively, you can follow the external links to the Hawk Training website at the bottom of this page.

Corporate Work Experience Programme

The Notting Hill Genesis work experience programme gives young people the chance to get real life, valuable experience. It is run twice a year, in March and October during half term and we also take ad hoc placements throughout the year.

We offer a wide range of placements including IT, Finance, Communications, HR and more. Last year saw us have our biggest intake to date.

Our programme has been very successful and it has been Gold Standard Accredited by Fair Train. At the 2016 annual Spark! Awards, we were awarded Work Experience Company of the year.

If you want to get involved or want to find out more, please contact

Work Experience Programme Induction with our Chief Exec October 2016


Apprenticeships are a great way to start or progress your career. We only offer high-quality roles and aim to retain talent and help you continue your career at Notting Hill Genesis.

Last year we had 44 apprentices start with Notting Hill Genesis or one of our contractors. You can search for any new roles by visiting our 'Apply now' section.

We also have access to apprenticeships with our partners. We can make a recommendation and refer you to the right opportunity. Just email us at

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

Tutors United

We have partnered with Tutors United to give afterschool classes to young residents. This is taking place at Woodberry Down and Grahame Park schemes.

They tutor Year 5 and 6 pupils to improve English and Maths attainment for those moving to secondary school. The tutors are university students that are trained and employed to teach. The hope is that this will help children to aspire to further education.

This service runs on Woodberry Down in Hackney and Grahame Park in Barnet. To find out more please contact

It helped my child to concentrate and take his learning more seriously
Amul Aziz, Grahame Park
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:

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 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: