Working at Learning and Work Institute

We are an independent research and development organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion. We're focused on the big questions. How do we help more people find work and build careers in a changing jobs market? How do we help people to be active and engaged citizens? And how do we do all of this at a time of constrained public finances?

L&W is a Silver Investor in People award holder, committed to equal opportunities and staff development including support for formal qualifications when applicable. L&W prides itself on being a supportive and flexible employer. We recognise the importance of work-life balance for our staff and will consider flexible working arrangements.

We offer a range of benefits in addition to a competitive salary including: 25 days holiday (rising to 27 after 5 years’ service); 8 bank holidays and 6 grace days (including Christmas closure); a generous pension scheme with the Local Government Pension Scheme (with up to up to 16% employer contributions); season ticket loan and a range of family friendly, health and wellbeing benefits.

We are always very keen to hear from Welsh speaking applicants. Please do indicate on your application if you can speak Welsh.

Should you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process, please make this clear when you apply.


Current Vacancies

Conference and Events (Student Industry Placement)

February – July 2019 | 2 days per week (14 hours flexi)

We are looking for an enterprising individual to join our events team. This is primarily a support role, days will be busy and varied with a mixture of event management tasks. Working in a small team you must demonstrate a willingness to pitch in where necessary while keeping sight of the long-term objectives. The position will give hands-on experience and a good understanding of a successful event department. Based at our offices in Vauxhall, this six-month placement based 2 days per week is unpaid but includes reasonable travel expenses and a lunch allowance.

For more details about the conference and events we run visit our events page.

This placement will suit those studying events management, communications and marketing courses.

Learning potential:

  • Using MS Office to create branded signage and marketing.
  • Maintaining web content.
  • Marketing through social media and networks.
  • Brand awareness - observing corporate and individual event brands and how this impacts marketing and perception of our events.
  • Evaluating feedback and reporting.
  • General event administration.
  • Onsite experience - front of house customer service

What our students say about their time with us:

"From my time as part of the events team at Learning and Work Institute I was able to learn what it was like to work in corporate events for the first time and was able to develop new skills to help me further my experience in events."

 "I really enjoyed working in a team that was very friendly and inviting. I felt part of the team straight away and was able to ask for help when needed, I enjoyed my time with L&W thoroughly and will miss working with them as part of a team. "

Apply by sending a CV direct to the Head of Events, Mintra Sadler.

The placement will start in February 2019 until week ending 19 July 2019. All applicants must be available 8 & 10 July 2019.

Join L&W’s Talent Pool today

Are you starting your career in research? Or looking for the next step in your career as a researcher, senior researcher or head of research? If so, we want to hear from you!

L&W is keen to build up a pool of talented individuals who have the experience and desire to work for us. Your CV and privacy notice will be kept on file and we will notify you of relevant upcoming vacancies.

L&W is a flexible and supportive employer. We are a Silver Investors in People Award holder committed to making L&W a great place to work. We are particularly interested in hearing from Welsh-speakers, care leavers and those interested in flexible working. If you would like the opportunity to know more about us and our team, please get in touch.

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In addition to a competitive salary, we offer 35 to 39 days’ holiday including bank holidays, grace days and Christmas closure. We also offer a generous pension with LGPS and staff benefits.

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Email your CV to [email protected], complete our Job Applicant Privacy Notice and let us know which job description best fits you.


Join our Consultants register

We are always looking to engage with like-minded professionals to join our consultants register. To join the register, you will need a strong track record in learning, skills or employment, with excellent research or development skills.

To apply to L&W’s consultants register, please complete this short form or for further details, contact us at [email protected].