Employment and training initiatives

Jobs and training


Employment support and skills training provision delivered by the council and its partners to assist residents into sustainable employment. 

Steps into work Click to get info

If you are an unemployed Waltham Forest resident looking for a job, we can help you!

About Us

We are a new Council led service which has been set up to support Waltham Forest residents gain employment.   

We offer tailored support at every step of your journey into work, from helping you to gain new skills, to providing you with advice and guidance when applying for jobs.  We are also here to help you once you are in work.

Our Services Include:

  • Help to develop a Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Practice mock interviews and confidence building
  • Access to job specific training courses
  • Assisted job search sessions based from various centres
  • Access to job vacancies and apprenticeships opportunities
  • Support in completing applications forms and personal statements
  • Mentoring support and coaching once in employment

We deal with vacancies across various sectors including administration, finance, construction, retail/customer service, creative media, hospitality and catering.

Am I Eligible?

Due to our funding requirements, you:
  • Must have the right to work in the UK
  • Must have a valid a UK national insurance number
  • Must be over 18, unemployed and a Waltham Forest resident and either be:
    • Unemployed for the last 12 months (6 months if aged between 18-24)
    • Economically Inactive

How Do I Register?

Call  0208 496 4182 between 10am to 4pm

Email stepsintowork@walthamforest.gov.uk with your name and contact details.  We will aim to respond within 48 hours.

To register, please ensure that you are able to provide; 
  • A valid passport or British birth certificate - If your passport is from outside the EU you will need to provide proof of eligibility to claim state benefits
  • Proof of address e.g. bank statement, utility bill, council tax bill (must be no older than three months)
  • Proof of National Insurance number e.g. payslip, P45 or P60, Jobcentre Plus letter or National Insurance card.


Steps Into Work is part funded by the European Union European Social Fund.

Details of our current recruitment projects can be accessed below;


Waltham Forest Construction centre provides construction skills training courses in:

  • Steel fixing
  • Introduction to general construction
  • Kerb laying
  • Drain laying
  • Paving
  • Flooring
  • Work at heights
  • Introduction to roofing
  • Roofing
  • Rail track safety or tunnel skills passport

See Waltham Forest Construction training centre

Apprenticeships Click to get info

We offer a range of exciting apprenticeship programmes for motivated young people.

For more information, visit the Adult Learning Service website