More jobs for local people as Southside expands

Published: Tuesday 30th June 15

Wandsworth residents can now register their interest in jobs at the new Debenhams department store which will open its doors later this year at Southside Shopping Centre in Wandsworth Town.

The new Decathlon team are now at work at the new Southside store

The council’s Work Match recruitment team is working with Debenhams to find local people to fill a range of retail and back office roles. To register contact Work Match on 020 8871 5191 or

Earlier this month Work Match helped four local people secure jobs at Southside’s new Decathlon store. Abbas, Andrew, Sasha, and Jordan, who all live in Wandsworth, have now started work at popular sports outlet.

The recruitment team has also found staff for Southside’s Pandora and is working with several other retailers in the popular shopping centre to help them secure the job-ready local candidates they need.

Sasha is one of the new starters at Decathlon. she said:

“Work Match services has been fantastic. They helped me to prepare for my interview with Decathlon and were even present on the recruitment assessment day to provide some moral support. With their help I was successful and now I am extremely enjoying my job.”

Alan, Department Manager at Decathlon said:

“Being a new store in Wandsworth’s it’s not easy to recruit staff. Work Match found us 14 strong and job ready candidates within one week of our meeting and even provided us with the premises to host a recruitment selection day. We hired three Sports Advisers and a Department Manager and all of them are performing extremely well.”

Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia said:

“If you run a business in Wandsworth then Work Match can help you with your recruitment needs. They have local, job ready candidates on their books and their services are entirely free to use for employers and candidates. Their mission is to help our residents succeed in finding lasting employment, so they never put forward unsuitable candidates. If you’re trying to grow your business then they can help you find the talent you need.”

If you live in the brighter borough then Work Match can put you forward for all sorts of live job and training roles, including:  

  • Work experience placements
  • Pre-employment training
  • Traineeships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Part time jobs
  • Full time jobs

Roles include construction, retail, engineering, catering, office, leisure and many more. Many of these positions are reserved exclusively for Wandsworth residents and are only available through Work Match.

To contact Work Match call  020 8871 5191 or

Wandsworth Jobs Package

The Work Match service is part of the Wandsworth Jobs Package – a unique set of employment support services for local residents.

Hundreds of local people have already secured jobs, apprenticeships and training through the Wandsworth Jobs Package.

Find out which service can help you at  

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