Work Match roadshow heads to Tooting

Published: Tuesday 26th August 14

Residents looking for work will be able to find out about local job vacancies and access a wealth of help and support at the latest Wandsworth Work Match roadshow, which will be heading to Tooting Broadway tomorrow morning (Wednesday).

If you're unemployed and live in the borough then the council’s Work Match initiative could help you find a job, a trainee position or an apprenticeship

The scheme has been set up by the town hall to help match out-of-work local people with new jobs and training opportunities in the borough.

Hundreds of construction jobs, apprenticeships and other training opportunities are now being created in regeneration areas like Nine Elms on the South Bank and Wandsworth Town. The Work Match team is working with the development companies to ensure local residents can apply for the roles ahead of people from outside the borough.

The scheme can also link unemployed residents with jobs in retail, office, catering and many other sectors.

Since starting up late last year Work Match has secured jobs for more than 100 people and helped hundreds more through jobs fairs and pre-employment skills training. 

Having already visited Putney, Wandsworth and Clapham Junction, tomorrow is Tooting’s turn. The Work Match team will be outside Sainsbury’s in Tooting Broadway between 10am and 2pm to offer help and support to people who want to find work.

Wandsworth resident Shaleace Pottinger recently started a new job in the retail sector after receiving its support and advice.

She said: “Work Match have been really helpful and supportive. They put me forward for the job and coached me through the application and the interview. I’m really grateful for the help they gave me and I strongly recommend other people give them a call if they’re looking for work.”

The service is free for employers to use. The team is already working with a range of national and local businesses to help them identity suitable, job-ready candidates from within the borough.

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