The Recruit London Workplace Coordinator programme provides a strong basis on which to build an enhanced West End employment support offer. The scheme has helped over 1,000 people into work since its inception six years ago and two job brokers are currently hosted within the West End: one at The Crown Estate focused on the Regent Street area and one with the New West End Company operating within the Business Improvement District area. The Recruit London programme has employed specialist Workplace Coordinators and further opportunities will be explored to expand the service to connect residents with employment opportunities within a wider range of business sectors.
Due to the Recruit London project, residents have accessed opportunities with a number of businesses including Primark, Thistle Hotel, Cocochan restaurant, Swatch and Shake Shack. This includes Cyrus, aged 27 from Bryanston and Dorset Square Ward, who was out of work for five months before being supported by the project. His training helped him feel “empowered and confident”, and he successfully gained a position at Saint Georges Hotel. After only three months he was promoted.