Under 24 and looking for a job

If you are between 17 and 24 years old and looking for work or training, we can offer you careers advice and guidance.

We can help you improve your chances of finding the right job for you.

Looking for your next step

If you have recently finished your education and are not sure what your options are, the following links could help you find a new career path.

National services

National Careers Service

National Careers Service can help you to choose from over 800 career types to find the right career for you

National Apprenticeship Service

National Apprenticeship Service offer a range of apprenticeship opportunities to get hands-on training and the chance to put your skills into practice.

Local services

Love London Working

Love London Working support unemployed Barnet residents, single parents, those aged over 50, ex-offenders and care leavers to find work. The service provides guidance and support on:

  • writing your CV
  • interview preparation
  • mental health
  • searching for jobs
  • housing
  • finance and debt.

Access Love London Working support


BOOST help unemployed residents across the whole borough to find work. Also provides housing support, benefit advice and local training opportunities.

Care jobs

Proud to Care

The Proud to Care Scheme is run in partnership with councils across London and offers training and a variety of positions in the care sector.

Construction Jobs

Talent Retention Scheme

The Talent Retention Scheme provides a portal where you can register your personal profile and CV and search for vacancies in the construction industry

Mayors Construction Academy

Mayors Construction Academy is a construction employment and skills initiative. Part of the Mayor’s Construction Academy Hub. Training is employer-led and gives:

  • an introduction to the industry
  • health and safety training
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards.

Access the Mayor’s Construction Academy

Further education

If you are looking at gaining new skills and qualifications, further education can help you:

  • gain new skills
  • gain new qualifications
  • develop your interest in a subject
  • help you find a perfect job match

Current opportunities in further education

Barnet and Southgate College

A wide range of courses are available at Barnet and Southgate College to help you learn a new subject and improve your career prospects.

Middlesex University

Gain qualifications to support your academic and career interests at Middlesex University

Post-16 Directory of Vocational Education Prospectus

Post-16 Directory of Vocational Education Prospectus offers details of all the current vocational education courses in Barnet.