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The Job’s A Good Un!

Success as Shoreditch Trust's first job fair wows Hackney

15 November 2019

A whopping 100 people came to the Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre last week, for the charity's very first job fair.

The bustling, buzzing event was supported by building company Morgan Sindall, and offered residents seeking work the chance to meet employers looking for staff in leisure, construction and care work, as well as access to training, apprenticeships, CV and interview advice. 

A Team Effort

Local council representatives came along to wish everyone well, and all of the Shoreditch Trust teams turned out to help attendees.

Peace of Mind provided a wellbeing pack to every person who came, exploring the emotional impact that seeking work can have, and keeping people’s spirits up. 

Volunteers from Community Connections took blood pressure readings, helping people to stay healthy in the face of stress. 

Attendees relaxed and refuelled with complementary drinks and shortbread supplied by Shoreditch Trust's charity restaurant Waterhouse, who came along to recruit young people to the Blue Marble chef training programme.

Successful Searches

We've already been hearing stories of success from the day, with people finding jobs they could begin right away. One exhibitor told us:

The job fair was a success from our side, we actually managed to find someone at the job fair who started working on our project the very next working day! 

We'd love to hear if you found a job or training course as a result of the Job fair. Please get in touch if you did. A huge thank you to everyone who came to the event as an exhibitor or attendee, we hope it was a fruitful day!

Morgan Sindall

A leading construction and regeneration group made up of nine companies, Morgan Sindall offers careers in construction and infrastructure across the public, regulated and private sectors, all focused on sustainable development.
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Evolve is a social enterprise, offering paid apprenticeship schemes in a variety of construction skills, and enabling businesses to make better use of apprentices in a sustainable way.
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A non-profit charitable enterprise, GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited) deliver fitness, leisure, library and performing arts facilities across London and offer a range of career and development options.
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Hackney Works

A free employment service for Hackney residents, Hackney Works provides a range of career support services, including training courses, help with CVs and applications and a personal advisor.
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Joe Brennan Training

Providing a detailed apprenticeship training and employment support programme, JBT aims provide trainees with detailed learning, experience and support getting into employment.
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A London wide construction skills network, K10 offer detailed training in a variety of construction skills and support the deployment of trained apprentices into work.
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Korukids recruits students and adults to become working nannies, offering full training to provide all the skills needed by a nanny, and linking trained nannies with the families who need them.
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New City College

New City College is the largest college in east London, providing a broad range of courses to support people in progressing and achieving their academic and career ambitions
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Metropolitan Police Force

Offering a range of roles from policing, to support staff and volunteer roles, the Met Police provide various opportunities for starting and developing a rewarding career keeping London safe.
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O’Neil and Brennan

O’Neill and Brennan are a construction and site logistics recruitment company, matching employers to employees and supporting trainee construction workers in achieving their qualifications and career goals.
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