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.

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 it brings.

“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 confidence.

Contact the team directly on 020 8871 5191 or email your CV to wandsworthworkmatch@wandsworth.gov.uk

You can find more information about Wandsworth’s Work Match and see a full list of current vacancies here.

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