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Hackney 100 calls for new opportunities for young people

Jun 14, 2018


Hackney Council has relaunched its popular Hackney 100 scheme, which helps young people realise their working ambitions through partnership with local businesses. The scheme first ran in 2014/15 and was so successful that the council is bringing it back to help more promising youngsters.  

The Hackney 100 scheme facilitates paid work placements for Hackney residents aged 16-19, enabling young people to get a first taste of the working world, while giving employers a unique opportunity to nab the talent of the future. Despite the media doom and gloom, boroughs like Hackney have tonnes to offer young people - but it's not always easy to get access to opportunities. The Hackney 100 team wants to bridge the gap between businesses and the younger community, opening up possibilities on both sides.

Participants from the 2014/15 scheme are enthusiastic about its return. Berkeley Homes was involved in the original scheme. Its Head of Development, Dan Massie, said "Hackney 100 has created that link between businesses and young people living and studying in the borough that we didn’t previously have. It has given us an opportunity to tap into some of the best young talent in Hackney and showcase the wide range of jobs available in our industry."

If you'd like to show the young people of Hackney what your world can offer them (and find out what they can offer you in return), get involved! Hackney 100 currently has 150 talented young people signed up. They are seeking quality placements for them over the summer holidays (which run from the 23rd July to 31st August). So why not give them a shout! Find out how to join here