The £1.45m Into Work programme delivered employment support and training, job brokerage and in-work support across the central London sub-region from 2014 to 2016. This payment-by-results programme worked directly with employers to access their job vacancies, and tailored the training and employment support to respond to employer need.
Cross River Partnership commissioned nine voluntary sector organisations to deliver the programme: Cardinal Hume Centre; Communities into Training and Employment (CITE); Groundwork London; Journey2Work; London Training and Employment Network; Pecan; Springboard; SR Employment and Training; and Step Ahead. All providers supported residents from multiple boroughs opening up a wider range of job opportunities to residents, and offering employers a larger number and wider range of candidates. Vacancies were offered in sectors including retail, hospitality, catering administration, health and social care, facilities, horticulture and security. Cross River Partnership brought together providers through a Delivery Provider Network to share good practice and facilitate joint working.
The programme covered Camden; City of London; Hackney; Islington; Kensington & Chelsea; Lambeth; Southwark; Wandsworth; and Westminster and the local authorities supported the design of the programme.
1,265 unemployed and economically inactive central London residents recieved employability support through the programme (exceeding the target of 1,200) and 705 started work (against a target of 800). By the end of the programme, 408 candidates sustained work for six months, which is 58% of those who started work.
The City of London Corporation funded the programme, and Central London Forward provided strategic oversight. Cross River Partnership commissioned and managed the programme across the central London sub-region.
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Recruit London Programme Manager