Wandsworth Council have launched Workmatch, a local recruitment service which aims to help unemployed borough residents secure new jobs, apprenticeships and training roles.
The five-strong team has already found roles for six local people. Battersea Power Station, St James Group, Ballymore, Sainsbury’s, Homebase and Wandsworth Council are now filling vacancies through WorkMatch.
Local hairdressers, independent shops and a number of large retailers have also started to advertise new roles through the team.
WorkMatch is only available to Wandsworth residents who are out of work.
The team supports candidates through the application process – including help with CVs and interview skills – to give them the best chance of success.
They will also help local people find any pre-job training and support they need to get ready for the workplace.
The service works closely with Job Centre Plus, community organisations, local colleges and schools to provide a joined up support network.
Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, said: “This valuable new service will ensure our residents secure more jobs, apprenticeships and training positions created in our borough. Local businesses also stand to benefit from a free recruitment service offering vetted, job ready candidates who match their needs.”