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Working Start 50+ Programme

This programme offers unemployed Tower Hamlets residents, aged 50 and over, the chance to get back into work or gain experience in a new area. It includes a 6 month paid placement at the London living wage of £10.20 an hour.

Participants have to complete the mandatory accredited training one day per week

6 months paid placements at the London living wage of £10.20 an hour

Flexible working patterns

Varied roles to suit many interests

Gain an accredited qualification while you work

Get comprehensive in-work support


You must:

  • Be a resident of Tower Hamlets
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Be aged 50 years or over
  • Be willing to complete the pre-placement training
  • Have a positive approach to working and learning new skills

Documents needed:

  • Valid passport or British birth certificate
  • Non-EU passport holders will need to prove eligibility for benefits
  • Proof of address from within the last three months
  • Proof of National Insurance number
  • Up to date CV (If you don’t have one, the Workpath team can help)

To register, please email 50plus@towerhamlets.gov.uk or call 020 7364 0256.

This programme is brought to you by Workpath.