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Local job vacancies for young people (Towards Employment)

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, then please complete one of the referral forms below.

Refer yourself if you're a young person

Refer a young person

If you have any questions about any one of the opportunities please email the team at See the section at the foot of this page on availability for details of priority and eligibility criteria.

CSCS construction course

If you are aged 16+ and interested in construction you can apply to:

  • take a 3 day course and gain your Construction Skills Certification Scheme card that will allow you to work in the construction industry
  • get vouchers of your choice for fully engaging and attending the course

Apprentice bus driver

If you are aged over 18 and have had your driving licence for 1 year or more, you could get a minimum salary of £20,000 a year.

Industry experience with Flex FM 101.4 (coming soon) 

If you are aged 16-25 you can apply to take this course which will allow you to learn and develop industry skills, such as:

  • music, visual and audio production
  • DJ skills and workshops
  • branding
  • presenting
  • social media

Free Easter Activity for children, young people and families at Tooting and Mitcham FC!

We are a Merton Council project that supports Merton residents to get into work, training and/or take part in activity that benefits them and their community. In partnership with MOAT Housing Association, we are delivering some exciting activities over the Easter holidays for Merton families at Tooting and Mitcham Football Club, Imperial Fields, just a 5 minute walk from Mitcham tram stop.  


Families can choose to attend either morning or afternoon seesions across 9 days over the school Easter holidays, at either the morning or afternoon sessions.

Morning session will include: a cooked breakfast, snacks and 4 hours of fun activity and the chance to win prizes just for taking part! 9.30am -12.30pm

Afternoon session will include: a cooked lunch, snacks and 4 hours of fun activity and the chance to win prizes just for taking part! 1pm – 5pm


We also have drop in sessions if you want to:

  • sign up for £5 worth of free fruit and veg a week
  • recieve support with CV writing and job applications, find out about free services that can help any children or adults you know who may need support with anxiety, depression or any other aspect regarding their mental health
  • learn how to cook healthy, tasty meals on a budget!


Due to Covid restrictions places are extremely limited so attendance is by invitation only and places must be reserved.

Please complete our referral form


Once done, a member of the team will contact to confirm your session choice, the number of places you want to reserve and meal choices.

Towards Employment's Top Pick's 

Find the latest external opportunities here. If you need support with applying, interview preperation or have any questions about these opportunities, please contact the team!


 Census coverage survey interviewer

Officers contribute to the overall success of the census. This involves visiting different properties in an assignes area. The goal is to make people aware of why the census is important and feedbakc information that keeps the address register up to date.


Covid-19 Community testing operative

Individuals will carry out several different roles within the centre.

Candidates must have:

  • good customer facing skills
  • happy to work at a covid-19 asyptomatic testing centre
  • have good written and verbal communication
  • flexible and immediately available

Useful Links

Click the link to take a Situational Judgement Test (SJT).

They test candidates behavioural decision-making and thought processes when introduced to hypothetical work-related scenarios. This can help you prepare for applying for roles and going to interviews.


Click the link to see the Benefits Calculator

Use this independent benefits calculator to find out:

  • what benefits you could get
  • how to claim
  • how your benefits will be affected if you start work 

Who to contact

Telephone: 07775012775 / 07799132561


Instagram: @Towards266

To contact us about any of these opportunities, please complete a referral form, send us an email or leave a WhatsApp, text or voicemail message. Don’t worry if we don’t pick up the phone straight away, we will get back to you.

Other details

We are happy to help anyone, but priority is given to any young Merton resident who

  • has been in care
  • is or was known to the youth offending service
  • left school without gaining a level 2 qualification in English and maths (less than a grade C at GCSE)
  • is a teenage parent
  • is homeless or lives in a hostel

You do not need to tell us if you fit into any of the above groups if you do not want to, but we will be unable to prioritise you for opportunities if we do not have this information. You should not include this information in you CV or any application but can include it in your email sent to​.