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Skills London

Inspiring the next generation of 14-24 year olds for their next steps

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Optimus Education is the proud delivery partner of Skills London, the largest careers event in the UK. Welcoming more than 20,000 14- 24 year olds to ExCeL London on 24th and 25th November, Skills London brings together businesses and education providers to speak directly to a diverse group of young people from across the capital. 

The London Multiply programme

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The London Multiply programme is a new FREE fully funded programme designed to help adults in London improve their numeracy confidence and skills. Confidence and skills in numeracy are crucial for life and work, including better managing everyday finances, helping children with their homework, progressing into further learning, and accessing good jobs.

Seasonal jobs

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Seasonal jobs are a great way to gain experience for your CV and helps you to build on your skills.

Any seasonal job you do might help you:

  • try out working in a new sector or job role

  • get work experience to build your CV

  • get back into work if you've had time off

  • learn new skills you can use all year round

  • network and make new contacts

  • earn some extra money

Environment/Green Employment

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There were 1,139 unique job postings for the Green sector in London in the last year, the most posted occupation was Sustainability Specialist.

The most requested specialised skills were Project Management, Auditing and Environmental Health and the most requested common skills were Communication, Management and Planning. 1

With the government planning to increase the number of green jobs, the demand for employees with the skills and passion to protect and preserve the environment has never been higher.

You could work in the environment sector which includes sustainability, waste management, water and air quality or you could work in agriculture which involves working with animals, crops and livestock.