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Prospects Careers Services

Hackney Learning Trust,
1 Reading Lane,
E8 1GQ
Telephone: 07769 648 664 ( SEND advisor Bryan Taylor)
Telephone: 020 8356 2664 (office)


Who we are:

Prospects Careers Advice Plus - offers impartial information, advice and careers guidance for young people who live in Hackney.

On GCSE Exams Results Day and the day after results Prospects are running an Open House where young people and their parents or carers can come and get face to face advice and information about next options. 

  • Date: Thursday 23/08/18  - Time: 1.00 to 5.00
  • Date: Friday 24/08/18  - Time: 9.30 to 5.00

Venue: Hackney Learning Trust,1 Reading Lane, Hackney, London, E8 1GQ

Phone: 02083562664

Web: Prospects Careers Services

Prospects will also be taking part in the Thinking about your next steps? Careers Festival

Date: Thursday 30 August - Time - 1pm –4pm

Venue: Assembly Halls, Hackney Town Hall, Reading Lane E8

Flyer: Thinking about your next steps? Careers Festival

What we do: 

The service provides information, advice and careers guidance at main transition points in the lives of young people; when choosing year 9 options, when moving from year 11 to post 16 education, training & employment, and when leaving post 16 education for higher education or employment.

They support young people who have a Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or statement of educational needs from Year 9 to up until their 25th birthday.

Prospects have links to and strong relationships with training providers and specialist employment agencies, locally and out of borough.

From September 2014, Prospects will contribute professional advice to Education Heath Care assessments, this will include recommendations for education and training provision and progression opportunities.

Services for unemployed young people

Prospects provide information advice and guidance to young people aged 16 (up to 25 for those with SEND) and older who are unemployed and looking for education, training or employment opportunities. 

The service operates in venues including:

  • Mainstream schools
  • Special schools
  • Colleges
  • Youth hubs

Prospects drop in advice services:

Tuesday: 1.00 to 8.00 (Drop-in)

Forest Road Youth Hub

29 Forest Road, E8 3BY

Wednesdays:1pm-8pm (drop in) The Edge Youth Hub, 7 Woodberry Grove, N4 1SN

Thursdays: 1pm – 5pm (drop in) Hackney Learning Trust, 2nd Floor, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1CQ 

Fridays: 1pm – 5pm (drop in) Hackney Learning Trust, 2nd Floor, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1CQ 


All schools are required to provide careers advice. Ask your young person’s school who does this if Prospects are not the provider. 

Parents, carers and young people can request advice from Prospects careers service directly. 

Young people with SEND may have a have this request made by their EHC Plan coordinator. 

You can call the service to discuss individual requirements. 

Record Last Updated on: 31/07/2018

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Who is eligible?

Age range from 13-19  (24+ if have a disability)

Referral required?


What to do if you have a complaint

If there’s something you like or are not happy with, then talk about it with the worker or the manager so they can look at how they deliver their service. If you are still not happy, ask if they have a complaints procedure.

Can parents & young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


How to Get Here

Buses: 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 276, 277, D6

Train: London Fields, Hackney Central, Hackney Downs

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