Growing your business

Recruitment

We and our partners can offer a range of ways to help Camden businesses recruit staff.

Recruit locally with Camden Recruitment

Recruiting locally not only gives you an insight into your local community and customers but also gives benefits like reduced absenteeism and improved retention of staff.

Camden Recruitment supports Camden-based businesses to recruit Camden residents for entry-level jobs. We work with colleges and other organisations to offer you a free recruitment service with a single point of contact, reducing your recruitment costs.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to national recognised qualifications and provide the skilled workers you need for the future.

Training apprentices can also be more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs.

Camden Apprenticeships offers support to employers in and around Camden to set up apprenticeship schemes and recruit the best Camden young people for their business. We've already placed over 130 apprentices into work with local employers and have another 50 pre-screened candidates that we are working with that are motivated and ready for an apprenticeship in all different industries and sectors.

For more information visit the Camden apprenticeships webpage for employers

Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus offers practical recruitment support and advice to employers, including help with:

  • Pre-employment training (specific to your job requirements)
  • Agreeing new ways to help people work in your business e.g. by offering flexible working patterns
  • Reviewing your recruitment processes to make sure they don’t exclude anyone unnecessarily

For more information, visit GOV.UK

King's Cross Construction Skills Centre

KXCSC have a specialist job brokerage team that provide information advice and guidance to Camden and Islington residents looking for work and training within the construction industry.

The job brokerage team work with a variety of construction contractors and sub-contractors in Camden, and across London, offering apprenticeship and employment opportunities for residents.

The team provides specialist advice to the employer directly supporting them with all of their recruitment needs from initial recruitment to post employment support.

For more information contact King's Cross Working construction training centre

Offering work experience

We are working with the Camden Business Board to encourage and support employers to offer work experience to Camden’s school students.

We provide free support to help you to find a suitable local school to work with, and will work with you to design and structure the placements to help make sure they are a positive experience for the young person and you.

We are also available to answer any questions or concerns you have before you take on a work experience student, or address any issues that arise during the placement.

Please contact our Work Experience Co-Ordinator for more information.

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