Recruit London

Recruit London is a free local recruitment service for businesses. Our workplace coordinators train and place out of work residents into jobs across central London.

Since 2009, we have placed over 1,500 residents into work with flagship retail stores, hotels and restaurants across central London.

Our recruitment service appeals to three groups: Employers, Referral Partners, and Jobseekers. Read on to learn why Recruit London is high on our client’s list to call, why our personalised service is making a difference to them and how our style of service will make a difference to you.

Employers

As a business, when you have a vacancy you want to know that the candidate being proposed is an ideal match, and that when they sit in front of you they are interview-ready to prove their skills are right for the job.

Before our candidate meets you, we conduct three-tier assessments and mock interviews. This is to provide candidates with a full understanding of the role and what would be expected of them. For a number of vacancies in the same organisation, we also hold workshops and provide in-depth training about the company.

We believe that workplace mentoring ensures a happy employer and employee, which is why we provide this service for up to six months after our candidate has been in the role.

All of our candidates have great potential; they live in central London and are ready to start work when you need them.

Learn how your business could save, on average, £4000 in recruitment and advertising fees to secure an ideal candidate. The Recruit London service is entirely free to employers. Start saving today and call our Recruit London Programme Manager, Sylvia Kankasa on 020 7641 1581 or email: sylviakankasa@crossriverpartnership.org 

Partners

Our referral partners include a number of Business Improvement Districts, charities, the Job Centre and the Business Disability Forum. The relationship works a number of ways: we provide and receive candidates, and provide workplace coordinators to conduct work placement days onsite when a number of vacancies need to be filled.

If your company has keen candidates that would benefit from our skills training programme, to make them interview-ready, then call our Recruit London Programme Manager, Sylvia Kankasa on 020 7641 1581 or email: sylviakankasa@crossriverpartnership.org

Jobseekers

We recognise great potential when we see it. You’ve got useful labour skills which employers are looking for, but perhaps need a little bit of help with interview techniques and making the best of getting your talents across. If this describes you, you’re unemployed, live and want to work in central London then we can help you.

Since 2009, we have built our expertise in working with employers across central London to understand the type of person they are looking to employ. Our workplace coordinators get to know you so they can match your skills with suitable full and part-time vacancies, for paid jobs, apprenticeships, work experience and other work opportunities.

Our services don’t stop when you’re happy and successful in a job, as your workplace coordinator stays in contact in a mentoring role. This relationship helps you through the transition into work and settles you into your new job. We continue to support you with guidance on how to progress your role, and help with any other queries about your job.

If you’d like to be treated like a potential candidate, then call our Recruit London Programme Manager, Sylvia Kankasa on 020 7641 1581 or email: sylviakankasa@crossriverpartnership.org

Our clients

We have worked with a wide variety of employers. Here’s an extract of our client list in 2016/17

In the last year we have worked with a myriad of employers including:

Absolutely Spotless Kate Spade NY Paperchase
Accenture Rapport Left Shoe Company Pret a Manger
Aqua Restaurant Liberty Q-Park
Buckingham Palace Lilywhites Quaker Homeless Action
Café in the Crypt M&Ms World Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire
Clink Restaurant Marks & Spencer Royal Horseguards
CNWL Matalan Royal Opera House
Crabtree & Evelyn McDonald’s Sainsbury’s
Elizabeth Street Vet Clinic Molton Brown Shake Shack
Empire Casino Nandos Space NK
Forever 21 National Express The Barley Mow
Hamleys Toy Store New Look The Clubhouse
Incentive-FM Nickelodeon Stores The Sting
Japan Centre Group Oasis Vue Cinema

 

Our programmes

Recruit London is delivered in partnership by Cross River Partnership.

Recruit London in the West End – Our workplace coordinators are hosted by landowners: The Crown Estate and Capco Covent Garden, and Business Improvement Districts; the New West End Company and Heart of London Business Alliance. Our work is to support the landowners’ members and occupiers, and with businesses to help them recruit unemployed or economically inactive Westminster residents. Westminster City Council supports the scheme, with match funding from partner organisations.

Specialist Workplace Coordinator – funded by Westminster City Council our specialist workplace coordinator helps Westminster residents with disabilities (including mental and physical health issues as well as long-term health conditions) into work placements, apprenticeships or paid jobs.

Camden Economic Growth Fund – funded by Camden Council and the Department for Work and Pensions, the Camden Ability Network works with the Business Disability Forum to increase the number of disability aware employers in Camden. This programme is across a range of sectors and creates a marketplace of job opportunities for candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions.

The Crown Estate homelessness project – funded by The Crown Estate, the ReStart project focuses on candidates who face homelessness (specifically those in temporary accommodation).

Recruit London can start to support your recruitment team, save your business time and money searching for the ideal candidate, and to help you fill your vacancies and other work opportunities today.

Underpinning our work is our Recruit London values and our unique culture.  We are doers – when we say we will do something, we deliver.

““Recruitment in the West End is difficult and expensive. I needed new staff members and, as I work closely with the Heart of London Business Alliance, I decided to give Recruit London a try. To put it simply, it works. The process was quick, personal and free. The candidates were prepared, and the relevant people were put forward. I would highly recommend the service to employees.” Clare Wallace, store director, Nickelodeon Store ”

CRP Team members

Sylvia Kankasa

Recruit London Programme Manager

Chika Anyanwu

Westminster Workplace Coordinator

Ilona Wilk

Heart of London Business Alliance Workplace Coordinator

Nathalie Lam

ReStart Workplace Coordinator

Parma Sira

Camden Specialist Workplace Coordinator

Nikoletta Gjergji

Recruit London Project Support Assistant

Whitney Addow

Recruit London Project Support Assistant

Project stats

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51% of those helped into work in over the last two years were unemployed for six months or more
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Since 2009, over 1,600 residents supported into work
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30% of those helped into work over the last two years were unemployed for 12 months or over

Project partners