Hundreds turn up to Wandsworth jobs fair
Published: Friday 26th January 18
More than 300 people went to the Construct Wandsworth Jobs Fair yesterday to hook up with potential employers and find out about work opportunities on the Nine Elms and Wandsworth regeneration projects.
Construct Wandsworth 2018 was organised by the council’s
Work Match jobs brokerage, and hosted by South Thames College.
It was aimed at people who live in Wandsworth and Lambeth
looking for local construction jobs. People interested in a career in the
industry could also find out about apprenticeships.
A wide range of contractors who are building some of the
thousands of new homes and other construction projects in the borough turned
up, including the Battersea Power Station Development Company, Mace, Sir Robert
McAlpine, Ballymore, St James, Thames Tideway, Multiplex, Bellway, McGee Group, McLaren,
Ardmore, Donban Contracting, Linden Homes and J Reddington.
Great to see so many people at this afternoon's #ConstructWandsworth @SouthThamesColl! We're here until 18:30. @wandbc @WBCWorkMatch #Jobs #Apprenticeships #Careers #Construction #Wandsworth #Lambeth pic.twitter.com/cXO1yhzQ3i
Great to see so many people at this afternoon's #ConstructWandsworth @SouthThamesColl! We're here until 18:30. @wandbc @WBCWorkMatch #Jobs #Apprenticeships #Careers #Construction #Wandsworth #Lambeth pic.twitter.com/cXO1yhzQ3i— McGee Group (@McGee_Group) January 25, 2018
Work Match was set up to help match local job seekers with
the many job opportunities being created through regeneration and the £15b
investment from businesses moving into the borough. Since 2013 Work Match has
helped around 750 Wandsworth residents into work.
People looking for jobs in all sorts of industries will be
able to meet employers at the next big Work Match event, Employ Wandsworth
2018 on April 20 from 10am in the Wandsworth Civic Suite. Register now at http://www.employwandsworth.org/.
The council’s business spokesman Cllr Kim Caddy, went along
to yesterday’s event and chatted to jobseekers and employers. She said:
“One of our priorities as a council is to make sure Wandsworth residents benefit
from the record level of investment in our borough and the new homes and jobs
“Work Match has helped forge valuable links with industry
and local training providers, which is why we had so many big names there
yesterday. I would urge everyone looking for a job in Wandsworth to go to the
Employ Wandsworth event in April and see what’s on offer, and to contact Work
Match to see how they can help you achieve your aspirations.”
Work Match is free, exclusively for Wandsworth residents,
with apprenticeships, part-time work and full time positions on offer.
The Work Match team also offers coaching in the run up to interviews,
pre-employment training, guidance with applications, and help to build
Contact the team directly on 020 8871 5191 or email your CV
You can find more information about Wandsworth’s Work Match
and see a full list of current vacancies here.