Last week, NHG partnered with TFL and other housing associations like Tower Hamlet Homes, L &Q and Swan Housing to deliver a construction recruitment event.
Around 300 people – 52 of them NHG residents - attended from Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney and Waltham Forest. Although the event started at 10am, by 9am there was already a long queue.
21 employers (including Mace, Axis Europe and Kier Group) with a range of vacancies and apprenticeship opportunities took part, and attendees also benefitted from 1-2-1 drop in sessions given by two construction training organisations.
Abigail Wynn-Jones, recruitment manager for Axis Europe said: “This is a brilliant event; so many residents with such a passion to gain employment. I hope we can support them to develop their careers.
“A big thank you to the organisers; they have done an excellent job.”
NHG resident Hannah Abdulahi said: “It is very encouraging to see a lot of employers and providers come together to engage local people and support us into work. I had positive engagement with a few employers, and I am hopeful one of them will materialise into employment.”
NHG and the other housing providers will now work with TFL and the other employers to help residents progress to the next stage of recruitment.
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