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Westminster Employment Service

Helping residents into work and independence

Westminster Employment Service (WES) is a recruitment service for local residents and businesses.

We partner with Westminster employers to fill a wide range of vacancies so that residents benefit from opportunities on their doorstep.

Our team is made up of people that care about finding the right jobs for the right people, and making a positive contribution to the community.

We work with our residents to develop their confidence and skills, and provide access to training, jobs and continued career progression.

We launched the Westminster Employment Service (WES) as part of City for All in July 2017.

Our objective is to transform the lives of vulnerable residents through employment. Our service works with the support of colleagues from across the Council, our partners and the commitment of over 100 local employers.

The Westminster Employment Service has moved to working remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Employment Coaches are currently working from home however we are still telephoning, texting, emailing our residents to keep in touch and provide support into employment, training or volunteering.

Our 2021 vision and ambition

Design and launch a new pre-employment and in-work training programme in partnership with local employers and the Westminster Adult Education Service

Increase support available for residents with mental health illnesses by expanding an existing NHS team to offer employment support in GP surgeries and community settings

Improve the quality of our coaching function by setting new service standards, improving the way that we track the progress made by beneficiaries, including their wellbeing and financial outcomes

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News and events

Christmas Hampers delivery for residents in Westminster

Date: Mon, 12/21/2020

As part of the festive cheers to end the year, the Business Community Partnership team alongside Westminster Connects lead in delivering 1,060 hampers to elderly residents, 525 Christmas Vouchers for families in need, and 455 Christmas Vouchers for looked after children.

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Job hunting during COVID-19

Date: Wed, 10/28/2020

From furlough to layoffs, the employment market has become increasingly unpredictable during the COVID-19 pandemic. So how do you look for a job at the moment?

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Employment Opportunities in the era of COVID-19

Date: Wed, 10/28/2020

Employers within Westminster have remained committed to not only preserving jobs but responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with an innovative solution.

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Is VR in recruitment becoming a reality?

Date: Wed, 10/28/2020

The Innovation team within the Westminster Employment Service (WES) have worked on an novel way to improve the rates of recruitment in hard to fill jobs within the council.

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Westminster Connects brings a new event to Silver Sunday

Date: Wed, 10/28/2020

Westminster Connects volunteers delivered over 1,000 tea boxes to isolated older residents living in shielded accommodation.

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Westminster Wheels programme is now open

Date: Mon, 10/05/2020

If you’re between 18-24 and looking at building a new skill that is in high demand, Westminster Wheels offers a paid six month programme in cycle mechanics.

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WES Jobs and Training vacancy bulletin is here

Date: Thu, 08/20/2020

Find the latest jobs and voluntary positions in the weekly Westminster Employment Service (WES) Jobs and Training vacancy bulletin.

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Volunteering opportunities for residents

Date: Thu, 08/20/2020

Sign up to receive Westminster Connects bimonthly newsletter showcasing all the voluntary opportunities available in and around Westminster.

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WES Jobs and Training is back

Date: Thu, 08/20/2020

The team at Westminster Employment Service has reassembled and are now ready to offer residents high quality employment opportunities.

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Homeless job fair

Date: Thu, 08/13/2020

On Wednesday 12 August, Westminster Employment Service (WES) held a job fair for homeless clients. The event was a success, with many partners taking part, including the Passage, Cardinal Hume, as well as a host of employers.

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Change in drop-in sessions due to coronavirus

Date: Wed, 04/01/2020

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, the Westminster Business Unit and Westminster Employment Service will be changing the way we deliver drop-in surgeries.

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Drop-in employment sessions

Date: Thu, 02/27/2020

The council is holding drop-in sessions for businesses and residents to get professional employment advice.

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Construction job fair

Date: Mon, 12/02/2019

On 26 November 2019 Westminster Employment service held a construction recruitment fair with over 40 Westminster residents in attendance.

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Job fair for council apprenticeships

Date: Mon, 09/30/2019

15 applicants secure a place at Westminster City Council as a business apprentice at record breaking job fair.

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The Language Cafe at Christmas

Date: Fri, 12/20/2019

'Tis the season of giving, which is why this year the Westminster Employment Service is giving back to Westminster residents through its Language Cafe.

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Pop-up 'makers market' at Westminster City Hall

Date: Wed, 12/11/2019

Westminster Employment Service (WES) hosted a festive pop-up makers market at Westminster City Hall, giving an opportunity for attendees to showcase their creative talents to council staff.

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Do you have any questions?

Please get in touch if you have questions or want to learn more about our programmes.


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