Skills + Employment

Raising aspirations and meeting needs in our community

22% of residents in Kensington and Chelsea earn less than the London Living Wage, which is £19,890 per annum.

Trust for London 2017

We know from conversations with our business partners and through ongoing research that we face a serious skills shortage in a range of sectors including technology, hospitality, property and construction. Bringing together different parts of the borough is what we do best, and Skills + Employment is our campaign to provide those facing disadvantage the best chances to secure quality employment.

  • £1,600 could support a young person on a 6 week employability course and provide further support for a year 

  • £25,000 would support an entire cohort of 16-24 year-olds on an employability course

What I have taken away from Spear cannot really be put into words but I will do my best. I have taken away just how important and constructive it can be when you're being supported and encouraged by others who actually believe in you, genuinely feeling that you have the potential to do more.

Jenner, Spear programme participant, 2019

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