Camden Council partners up with Google to support 500 people into employment

Camden is the first council in the UK to join Google’s Career Certificates programme which gives people the skills and learning needed to secure high-quality and well-paid employment in high-growth technology and IT roles.

Google is providing Camden Council with up to 500 licences, which will provide residents with free professional skills training in specialisms such as IT support, data analytics, project management and user experience design.

The career certificate takes up to six months to earn and will be offered free of charge to 500 learners in Camden with aspirations to work in technology and IT. 

The Council and Camden Learning are working with Camden’s schools to enable 16 to 18-year olds to take advantage of this fantastic offer, as well as through Camden’s apprenticeships and Kickstart programmes and employment support providers in the borough, to make the course available to job seekers.

The certificates aim to help people get the skills employers are looking for today and in the years ahead. They also require no relevant experience or a degree and are recognised by industry experts and employers. 

Cllr Danny Beales, Cabinet Member for Investing in Communities, Culture and an Inclusive Economy
We know that the pandemic has had a devastating effect on employment and jobs across the board, but particularly for young people.

We must do everything we can to support people into well-paid and secure employment and are excited to be working with Google on this fantastic programme, which will enable so many people to gain new skills for free and put them on a fast track to in-demand jobs in technology, finance, energy and other sectors, which will in the next decade see significant new jobs created in the knowledge economy.
Cllr Danny Beales, Cabinet Member for Investing in Communities, Culture and an Inclusive Economy
Technology must help everyone, no matter their location, race, age or education level. We hope that with these new efforts and the support of our public sector partners, even more people can develop the skills to thrive and continue growing their careers through technology.
Ronan Harris, Google UK & Ireland Managing Director

The programme officially launches on 11 March 2021 and learners can be enrolled at any stage after this date, as long as all studies are completed by the end of 2021, when the course licences expire.

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To register you interest in enrolling on the course, email [email protected]

To find employment advice and support visit Good Work Camden at

For a wide range of other opportunities for young people aged 16 to 24 in Camden visit