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About Westminster Employment Service

Westminster Employment Service provides free help to unemployed residents who need help training for and finding a job.

The tabs below describe how parts of our team work.

1. Church Street area

If you live in the Church street area and want individual and personalised support to help you into employment, the Church Street for All Employment Service can help you identify and develop your strengths and find the right opportunities.

The service offers a personal coach for up to a year, including help finding voluntary work placements and training to meet your career goals, help with interview travel expenses and clothing, benefits and income maximisation advice, coaching for personal and professional development, and ongoing support when you are in work.

Contact details

Regeneration Base
99 Church Street


2. Family support

We offer professional and friendly one-to-one support to help you into work, training or education.

Employment coaches can also work with you to tackle any other employment difficulties in your life – from housing problems to debt to childcare – and make positive changes for the whole family.

Contact details

020 7641 3336


3. Recruit London

Recruit London bridges the gap between employers and jobseekers. Since 2009 it has built expertise in working with employers across central London to really understand what they are looking for in their candidates.  Recruit London uses its business links to secure live, paid vacancies and other work opportunities for you.

Workplace coordinators get to know you so they can match you with suitable vacancies, both full and part time. Specialist support is available for people with health conditions or disabilities. 

Once a suitable role has been secured Recruit London 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. Support doesn’t end when you get a job offer - it will continue through the transition into work and help you settle into your new job.

Contact details

Anna Elliott, Programme Manager

07875 765 751


4. Westminster Adult Education Service

Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) is Westminster's adult college, offering full-time and part-time study in the daytime, evenings and at weekends, with courses in over 80 venues across Westminster.

WAES offers an ideal way to come back to learning and to build on confidence if you were unable to complete your education.

Contact details

219 Lisson Grove

020 7297 7297


5. Paddington Development Trust

​Paddington Development Trust delivers a free jobs and skills programme to help people in west and central London get into work, work placements and training.

The service helps both those claiming and not claiming benefits.

If you access PDT Employment Services your benefits will not be affected.  The programme works closely with employers from a range of sectors such as construction, retail and catering and looks for full time and part time roles.

An advisor will provide personal support. If you need training your advisor will help find a work placement or the right place for you to study. If you are ready for work, your advisor will look for suitable vacancies, help with your application form and prepare for the interview with you.

Contact details

122 Great Western Studios
65 Alfred Road
W2 5EU 

020 7266 8254


Last updated 04 May 2017
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