Helping young people into work

We’re dedicated to helping local people find local jobs. The current economic climate means that finding work can be a challenge for many. To tackle the issue, CityWest Homes is running free job fairs across our estates.

Our most recent event took place on 16 April. Held at Westminster Academy, the fair provided plenty of advice for job seekers aged 16 – 25 years old. Around 30 young people attended, finding a range of career support, jobs, apprenticeships and local colleges.

Harley, aged 23, lives in the area. He visited the fair for advice on how to take the next step into his future. Harley said: “Events like these are really useful, especially if you live in the area. I’m looking for an apprenticeship or course which can give me more qualifications and this event has given me some new options to look at. I’d definitely recommend this to others.”

The job fairs are part of the Westminster Works project, which is dedicated to helping residents find the employment support they need.

Mike Wilson, neighbourhood projects coordinator, CityWest Homes, organised the event. He said: “This was our first youth orientated job fair and it was fantastic to be able to help local young people in this way. It was all about helping them break into the world of work and many attendees have told us they now have a few more options to help them with their next steps.”

“Job fairs like these bring a range of support for our residents. We organise fairs which cover all different ages and backgrounds to ensure we’re meeting the needs of our diverse community. They are a brilliant opportunity for people to speak to employees at a local venue, close to home.”

We will post further job fair dates and events on our website throughout the year.

Photograph captions:

Main: Nuno Carvalho offers a helping hand to young job seekers
Left: From courses to apprenticeships, there was plenty of support on offer.

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