Groundwork NEETs Project is free, skills-training programme that provides employment support for young people living in London who are not in employment, education, or training.

Groundwork offer:

  • Accredited training in: English and Maths Functional Skills, Employability Skills, Horticulture, Business Administration, Customer Service
  • Employment Advisors who offer 1-2-1 tailored coaching and support, including help with interview skills, preparing for work, CV writing, and confidence building
  • Employer Liaison Team who will identify suitable job opportunities across various sectors, and support trainees in securing interviews
  • Assistance applying for apprenticeship programs and traineeships
  • Support into further education if that’s the right path for you

To make a referral for yourself or on behalf of a young person, please contact:

Get Set UK

Get Set UK is an employability provider that is currently seeking to place Ex-Offenders or those at risk of offending back into sustainable employment opportunities and therefore move away from dependence on benefits.

Get Set UK have various programmes that are working in partnership with the Department for Work and Pension and Jobcentre plus. The Ex-Offenders programme we are looking to support those in the borough of Waltham Forest. The main purpose of this contract is to support individuals back into sustainable employment and help stop re-offending.

Get Set has achieved an outstanding record, having placed over 15,000 unemployed people in sustainable work.

Get Set’s unique method of sourcing vacancies has been the key to our success because we believe that an individual should not be judged based on their lack of skills and experience or their employment gaps but based on their willingness and attitude towards the role they will fulfil. We offer a completely free Recruitment service. We currently have a number of live vacancies with immediate starts that we are seeking to fill with clients such as yours that meet our eligibility criteria for our contracts.   

Get Set UK aim to tailor support to remove any barriers that may be preventing anyone from securing employment.

  • The benefits include your own employment advisor
  • Support with any issues, motivation, and confidence building
  • A range of employment workshops
  • Access to training
  • Job search support and application support
  • Access to exclusive vacancies with our partner employers
  • Better off in work calculations and interview preparation
  • Sector specific and interview technique workshops
  • Motivation and confidence building workshop.

For further details about Get Set UK’s current offer, click here

If you have any queries or are interested in getting involved, please do not hesitate to contact


ThinkFOUND is a furniture manufacturer with a difference. Located in our East London workshop we don’t just make custom made tables from the waste product of scaffold boards with a turnaround of 6-8 working days. ThinkFOUND are also a Not For Profit work experience platform for young persons frustrated with a lack of meaningful work experience. At ThinkFOUND young people are given the opportunity to seek structured employment, a change in career and a work reference with mentoring. Click here for further information

ESOL Advice Service

The Single Point Of Contact (SPOC) ESOL Advice Service is a centralised and independent service for anyone who wishes to learn or improve their English. The advice sessions are located throughout the borough on different days and at different times. Potential learners will do an initial assessment and have a conversation with the ESOL Advisor about their circumstances and needs. The Advisor will then signpost the potential learner to a course that is suitable for them.

There are a variety of provisions and free ESOL courses within the borough: morning/afternoon/evening classes, classes with creches, combined courses (i.e. ESOL and Childcare), conversation clubs, etc.

There is something for everyone.

Quicksilver Bowes Academy

Quicksilver Bowes Academy is a community based organisation that offers boxing classes and mentoring for young people aged 8-17.

The Academy’s main aim is to use boxing as a form of therapeutic intervention to deter young people from gang membership and youth violence, whilst encouraging the enhancement and development of boxing skills, general fitness and overall wellbeing.

Mayor’s Young Londoner’s Fund

Young Londoners Fund Local networks are part of a programme of support for organisations that work with young people, funded by the Young Londoner’s Fund

YMCA Walthamstow

YMCA Walthamstow’s Youth Service has a range of activities for young people, of all ages and abilities. If you are between 11–21 years of age then this is the service for you. We believe that all young people deserve the best possible start in life, to be inspired and to reach their full potential. Our Youth Service programmes and activities aim to achieve this by providing opportunities and support for young people.


WORLDwrite, is a UK based education charity. Our key project is a Citizen TV station known as WORLDbytes for which we produce hard-hitting and challenging political videos on newsworthy, global, domestic and historical issues. Provides free film training to young volunteers to make all its programmes and documentaries possible

The Complete Works Creative Company

The Complete Work aims to promote and support the advancement of education for people of all ages and abilities.  We achieve this through delivering enjoyable, focused learning experiences across five main areas: theatre; film; music; education; consultation. 

St Giles Trust

St Giles Trust is a charity helping people facing severe disadvantage to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. We help them to become positive contributors to local communities and wider society.