Search

Islington firm Isledon has hired 100 youngsters in six years

PUBLISHED: 09:37 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:37 11 October 2017

Sydney Milner, 19, and Holly Coleman, 18, are the latest young talents to have been taken on by Isledon. Picture: Islington Council

Sydney Milner, 19, and Holly Coleman, 18, are the latest young talents to have been taken on by Isledon. Picture: Islington Council

Archant

One firm doing its best to tackle unemployment in Islington has now given jobs 
to 100 youngsters in the last six years.

Sydney Milner, 19, and Holly Coleman, 18, are the latest to be taken on by Isledon, which manages youth hubs Lift, Platform and Rose Bowl.

They both came through the town hall’s apprenticeship programme, which last year alone got 122 people into work.

Sydney has joined as a finance assistant while Holly, who used to attend Rose Bowl, is now a bookings coordinator.

Holly said: “I decided to do an apprenticeship as I thought it would lead me in the right direction. Leaving secondary school I was clueless as to which career path to go down. Being able to work with Rose Bowl, and see it grow means 
a lot.”

More than half of Isledon’s staff are 16 to 25. Boss Damien Swan, said: “Young people 
are contributing to every 
area of the business and 
bring fresh insight into everything we do.”

Call 020 7527 3559 or email youthemploymentteam@islington.gov.uk for information on apprenticeships.

Latest Islington News Stories

Nashon Esbrand’s family has been made to wait a fourth time for justice – after one of his murderers didn’t turn up at the Old Bailey for sentencing today.

14:59

A 69-year-old with a heart condition made light work of a 60-mile bike ride, and raised £200 for charity while he was at it.

11:37

The new police chief for Islington and Camden has already launched a taskforce to tackle violence – and said significant reductions are being made in moped crime.

07:58

Thousands of people returned to Caledonian Road for its glorious street party yesterday.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Barnard Park in Barnsbury is one of Islington’s biggest – and therefore most important – green spaces. Naturally, people have been quarrelling about it from the very offset. The Gazette looks through the archives to see how the park developed.

Friday, June 15, 2018

The chapel at Islington’s Trent Park Cemetery in Cockfosters had to close because its windows kept getting smashed – but was able to reopen on Father’s Day.

Friday, June 15, 2018

A huge project to build a social housing block on the Golden Lane estate will go ahead after the council agreed to fund it with £7million of unspent Right to Buy cash.

Friday, June 15, 2018

It’s the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s senseless murder on June 29. The anti-knife crime trust set up in his name is marking the tragedy with a 10k walk in his memory.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now