Recruit London

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

Recruit London is a free local recruitment service for businesses. Workplace Coordinators train and place out of work residents into jobs across central London. With over 1,300 residents placed into work with flagship stores, hotels and restaurants across the West End, Recruit London can help you find candidates with great potential who live in Westminster and are ready for work.

Recruit London is delivered in partnership by Cross River Partnership, the Heart of London Business Alliance, The Crown Estate, the New West End Company, Capital & Counties CG Ltd, Camden Council, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Business Disability Forum and Westminster City Council.


For Employers

Since 2009 Recruit London have been placing local residents into jobs in Central London.  Recruit London will meet your recruitment needs, reduce staff turnover, diversify your workforce and tackle unemployment.

Understand Our Workplace Coordinators are based within landowners and Business Improvement Districts to access occupier and member businesses.
Support Businesses receive expert support from their Workplace Coordinator to recruit locally.
Recruit Candidates are trained to give them the confidence and skills   they need, and are matched to the best job opportunity and employer for them.
Sustain Candidates and employers continue to receive support for six months to help them sustain and succeed in their new job.
Diversify Businesses vary their usual recruitment and working practices, so candidates have a priority route into work (e.g. Family Friendly).


Get in touch

If you’d like to hear more about Recruit London and how we may be able to support your business please get in touch with Recruit London Programme Manager Anna Elliott on or on 07875 765 751.


For Jobseekers

We strive to bridge the gap between employers and jobseekers.  Since 2009 we have built our expertise in working with employers across central London to really understand what they are looking for in their candidates.  We use our business links to secure live, paid vacancies and other work opportunities for our clients.

Our Workplace Coordinators get to know you so they can match you with suitable vacancies, both full and part time.

Once a suitable role has been secured we will work with you to prepare you for the interview, supporting you to understand what the employer wants and to be able to articulate your skills for the job.

Our support doesn’t end when you get a job offer… We will continue to support you through the transition into work and help you settle into your new job.

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


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 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 to support their members and occupiers, and work 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 across a range of sectors and create 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 works focuses on candidates who face homelessness (specifically those in temporary accommodation).

“Our Workplace Coordinators are incredibly passionate and dedicated. They use their expertise and enthusiasm to train candidates with the skills they need and make sure businesses find the best new staff.”

CRP Team members

Anna Elliott

Recruit London Programme Manager

Isabelle Benard

NWEC Workplace Coordinator

Benjamin Laryea

Capco Workplace Coordinator

Sylvia Kankasa

Specialist Workplace Coordinator

Chika Anyanwu

Westminster Workplace Coordinator

Kate Fenton

The Crown Estate & Heart of London 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

51% of those helped into work in over the last two years were unemployed for six months or more
Since 2009, over 1,540 residents supported into work
30% of those helped into work over the last two years were unemployed for 12 months or over

Project partners