Great success at TFL construction recruitment event in East London

Published - 6 August 2019

Last week, NHG partnered with TFL and other housing associations like Tower Hamlet Homes, L &Q and Swan Housing to deliver a construction recruitment event.
Around 300 people – 52 of them NHG residents - attended from Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney and Waltham Forest.
Photo showing some of the exhibitors at the event

21 employers (including Mace, Axis Europe and Kier Group) with a range of vacancies and apprenticeship opportunities took part, and attendees also benefitted from 1-2-1 drop in sessions given by two construction training organisations.

Abigail Wynn-Jones, recruitment manager for Axis Europe said: “This is a brilliant event; so many residents with such a passion to gain employment. I hope we can support them to develop their careers.  

“A big thank you to the organisers; they have done an excellent job.”

NHG resident Hannah Abdulahi said: “It is very encouraging to see a lot of employers and providers come together to engage local people and support us into work. I had positive engagement with a few employers, and I am hopeful one of them will materialise into employment.”

NHG and the other housing providers will now work with TFL and the other employers to help residents progress to the next stage of recruitment. 

For more information on how we can support you with your employment, training, financial and wellbeing needs, email tenancysupport@nhg.org.uk 
 

Photo showing some of those who attended the event speaking to potential employers
Suzanne Godfrey
Communities Communications Advisor, Genesis Housing