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SUCCESS STORIES: WorkZone helps young people get their foot on career ladder

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Image captionImage 1: Pictured is West Kensington resident Malik Luben-Scott who is currently enjoying an apprenticeship with CCTV security firm Chroma Vision

Are you looking for a new job or an apprenticeship to kick start your career? Come down to WorkZone which helps hundreds of people find work in H&F every year.

The dedicated free service from H&F Council is based in Shepherds Bush Library next to Westfield.

“WorkZone continues to do fantastic work helping local young people get into work and find apprenticeships,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy and the Arts.

“We’re working hard to help all our young people into the path they want to take in life whether that’s higher education, starting their own business, or an apprenticeship.”

WorkZone is working with schools and colleges to provide more access for young people to training, apprenticeships and work placements which forms part of the council’s Industrial Strategy (pdf) to make H&F the best place to live, work and play in Europe.

Young apprentices

Here are some examples of local young residents doing apprenticeships in the borough thanks to WorkZone:

Malik Luben-Scott

The West Kensington resident is currently enjoying an apprenticeship with CCTV security firm Chroma Vision.

Malik is completing his level three diploma in electrical installation at North West London College while working four days a week for Chroma Vision.

“WorkZone have given me this fantastic opportunity to build my career while studying at the same time,” said the 18-year-old.

“I work with some lovely people and I’m really enjoying the work which offers something new every day.”

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Image caption: Image 2: Apprentice Sonny Stokes (pictured) is working on the White City Living development

Malik, who went to St Thomas of Canterbury primary school has so far been assisting his work colleagues in checking, replacing and wiring up CCTV cameras to name but a few of his responsibilities.

“I always liked getting my hands dirty since I was a kid,” added the Tottenham fan. “I would help my uncles working on motors and things at the weekend and it naturally led me to go into a job which is very hands on.”

Sonny Stokes

Shepherds Bush resident Sonny Stokes is working on the White City Living development.

The 18-year-old started his apprenticeship as an electrician’s mate in November after finding out about the opportunity via WorkZone.

“WorkZone were so helpful in finding me this apprenticeship,” said Sonny. “I’m learning something new every day on site as I work towards getting fully qualified as an electrician.”

Sonny, who went to both primary and secondary school in the borough, Miles Covendale and Phoenix Academy, cycles into work every morning.

He plans to eventually start his own electrical firm in the future as he also completes his level three diploma in electrical installation at West London College in Park Royal.

Want help?

You can find out more about how WorkZone can help you by emailing the team at or by calling them on 020 8753 6773.

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