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Supporting your recruitment

1. Recruit London

Recruit London is a free local recruitment service for businesses supported by Westminster Council as part of our new Westminster Employment Service. 

Workplace coordinators train and place out of work residents into jobs across Westminster and central London. With over 1,300 residents placed into work with flagship stores, hotels and restaurants across the West End, Recruit London can help you find candidates with great potential who live in Westminster and are ready for work.

Recruit London is delivered in partnership with Cross River Partnership, the Heart of London Business Alliance, The Crown Estate, the New West End Company, Capital & Counties CG Ltd, Camden Council, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Business Disability Forum and Westminster City Council.


"My team and I were very excited to take part in this joint initiative with Westminster College and the Heart of London.

Hosting this workshop in one of our restaurants is a proof of our commitment to be actively involved locally and to contribute to the communities in which we trade. It was also a great opportunity to meet the students from Westminster College and to introduce them to some of the world-class systems that we operate at McDonald’s.

We were really impressed by the interest and genuine enthusiasm from the students and I hope that we've made a positive contribution towards improving and enriching their learning.

I'm very passionate about training and development, which is why at the Capital Arches Group and throughout McDonald’s UK, we invest a significant amount of time and resources into training and developing our crew and managers.

I look forward to further developing our working partnership with Westminster College and the Heart of London, making sure that we contribute positively to our local communities." - Claude Abi-Gerges, Capital Arches Group (McDonald’s franchisee)


2. How we can help

Recruit London meets business recruitment needs, supporting reduction of staff turnover, increasing diversity in the workforce and tackling unemployment.

We offer:


Our workplace coordinators are based within landowners and business improvement districts to access occupier and member businesses.


Businesses receive expert support from their workplace coordinator to recruit locally.


Candidates are trained to give them the confidence and skills they need, and are matched to the best job opportunity and employer for them.


Candidates and employers continue to receive support for six months to help them sustain and succeed in their new job.


Businesses vary their usual recruitment and working practices, so candidates have a priority route into work (eg family friendly).


“The support from Nathalie and Kate is amazing – it is free of charge and they search for local jobseekers for my store’s vacancies and provide ongoing support. They have helped me to recruit two temporary Sales Advisors. I highly recommend them!” - Laura, store manager at Hobbs


3. Contact Recruit London

Sylvia Kankasa, Programme Manager

020 7641 1581



“Recruitment is hard work and expensive in the West End. This free, simple process ensures relevant candidates are prepared, eliminating an otherwise time-consuming and cost-heavy exercise. I absolutely recommend Recruit London.” - Clare Wallace, store director, Nickelodeon Stores
Last updated 14 December 2017
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