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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.

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) 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. 

Prospects provides services in various local venues including:

  • Mainstream schools
  • Special schools
  • Colleges
  • Youth hubs

Prospects Carees service drop in advice sessions...

Last Tuesday of the month : 6.00pm to 8.30pm (Drop-in)

Forest Road Youth Hub, 29 Forest Road, E8 3BY

Last Wednesdays of the month : 6pm - 8:30pm (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 request made for careers advice by their EHC Plan coordinator. 

You can call the service to discuss individual requirements. 

Record Last Updated on: 05/02/2020

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Drop in advice sessions
Forest Road Youth Hub - Last Tuesday of the month 6pm - 8pm
The Edge Youth Hub - Last Wednesday of the month 6pm - 8pm
Hackney Learning Trust - Thursdays and Fridays 1pm - 5pm

Other Details



Who is eligible?

Age range from 13-19  for all young people. 

Up to the 25th Birthday of young people who 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.

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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Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

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