For Our Residents

Training, educational, developmental and work opportunities for residents of YMCA East London.

Our Learning & Skills and Supported Housing teams provide a range of training and developmental services to facilitate residents through each stage of accommodation leading up to their independence.  We deliver training courses covering financial health, life skills, personal development as well as provide 1:1 support and guidance.  In addition, we deliver a variety of educational and work related projects for residents:


A 12 week holistic pre-employment programme designed to boost energy, build confidence and tackle  barriers to employment as well as give participants all the tools they need to help them find work.  The programme offers weekly fitness challenges in line with some innovative accredited employability workshops.  On starting each participant is paired with a mentor and has the opportunity to receive counselling to help them along the way.  There are further opportunities to gain on the job experience and practical training.

Next programme – 4 week  –  Start date:  w/c 31 October 2016

Project Coordinator: Ndidi Ansah – 020 3598 1531

Registration details: If you would like to take part please download and complete the BOOM Registration Form and return to nansah@ymcaeastlondon.org.uk

Free English Classes

Next course start date: 3 October 2016

Time: 18.30 to 20.00

Duration: every Monday for 6 weeks

Topic: Employability

Teacher: Simona De Camilles – 020 8509 4662

Registration details: If you would like to take part contact Ndidi Ansah on 020 3598 1531 or email nansah@ymcaeastlondon.org.uk

Our free English classes run for a 6 week period. Each course is delivered in context of a particular topic such as ‘employability’, which looks at aspects of looking for work such as knowing and practicing how to complete a job application, writing or updating a CV and matching personal skills and qualities to jobs. It is a non-accredited course, however the course is written to the Cambridge English ESOL Skills for Life Curriculum at Entry level 2, 3 and in some cases, level 1. The course is useful for those currently studying ESOL in college as it will help learners keep up their English practice. It is also beneficial to those that would like to learn English for the first time.

Overall this is a good opportunity to meet new people and improve English speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Apprenticeship Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies.