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Retail training taster day and paid work experience opportunities

These training and job opportunities can help you to learn new skills, increase your employability and give you unique experience. Read more about the different schemes, eligibility and how to apply.


Bright Lights Surrey Quays Retail

Bright Lights Starting in Retail and Hospitality 2018

Taster day Wednesday, 11th July (starts 17th July)

Free 5 week retail and hospitality training programme in Surrey Quays and Decathlon for all ages,.

Be work-ready in just five weeks with Bright Lights Starting Out In Retail

Are you currently unemployed and interested in a career in the dynamic world of modern retail? Then why not try Bright Lights’ exciting five-week customer service training programme?

The programme combines classroom coaching with a work placement at one of our top retail, food and beverage or leisure brands.

British Land in conjunction with The Source and Worldhost run Bright Lights Starting Out in Retail to meet the demands of their busy recruitment periods, so you’ll have more chance of getting a job.

Here how Bright Lights will help you to shine?

  • Gain practical skills and valuable on-the-job experience.
  • Be coached by industry experts from The Source Skills Academy.
  • Get qualifications in retail, customer service, and health & safety.
  • Boost your con dence and update your CV.
  • Have a personal mentor to support you for 6 months.

When does it starts

The programme starts on 16th July 2018 and finishes on 17th August 2018.

Do you want to know more?

For more information, or to register for the Taster Session on 11th July 2018, contact The Source Skills Academy:

Phone Sue McFarlane on 07584 391 448 or email

Phone Helen Lee on 0114 263 5619 or email



Quod Paid internships and work experience

Quod – planning and socio-economic consultant– four week paid internship for someone currently studying (see below)

Four week internship at leading independent consultancy specialising in planning and development economics

Quod, consultants on Canada Water Masterplan are pleased to offer 1 paid internship this summer

  • Typically suitable for someone at the end of their second year of GCSEs or early A-level
  • Up to 4 week internships, paid at £450/wk
  • August would be preferable.

For details please contact Robert White

Allies and Morrison Work Placement Opportunities in September 2018

Allies and Morrison is an award winning architectural design and urban planning practice based in its own purpose-built studios in Bankside. The practice has been working on a masterplan to help the creation of a new urban centre at the heart of the Rotherhithe peninsula. The project aims to create a special place to enjoy the site’s dockside setting with trees and green areas. Allies and Morrison is designing two buildings in the first phase of the masterplan; one will include new workspace and shops on the dock edge by Canada Water. This will include a new public leisure centre with swimming pool, sports hall and gym. The other building will be at the entrance to the dock on arrival from Canada Water station and will provide a mix of offices, retail and homes in a 35 storey building.

GoodPeople are delighted to be partnering with Allies and Morrison to recruit two paid work placements to join the Practice for two weeks starting on 10 September 2018.

These opportunities will provide valuable experience in Business Support functions such as HR, Finance, IT and Facilities. The work placements are available to people between the ages of 18 and 65 who live in the Rotherhithe and Surrey Docks areas and are currently unemployed or economically inactive.

You should enjoy architecture and the creative world, be inquisitive and communicate well. You will have lots of energy and enthusiasm and a ‘can-do’ attitude. A team player with a passion and pride in what you do. You must have strong software skills and be proficient in IT generally and able to learn quickly.

All Allies and Morrison work placements are paid at the London Living Wage rate.

Additionally, there is an opportunity for local young people to be supported by Allies and Morrison in accessing career opportunities in architecture and design with paid work placements. These will also run from Monday 10 September and the duration will be a minimum of two weeks.

For more information about Allies and Morrison, please visit

If you are interested in either type of work placement opportunity, please send your CV and a cover letter, describing your interest in one of these opportunities and why you would like to be considered for an Allies and Morrison work placement to by 31 July 2018.

For an initial chat about these opportunities, please contact GoodPeople on 07946 514067

Support finding a job

If you know someone looking for work then GoodPeople can help even if you haven’t had experience or have previously faced barriers. Get in touch with them to find out more and current opportunities in Southwark and beyond
Contact Olivia:

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