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Local London’s Work Connections: The place to find out about work in East London

Work Connections, managed by Local London, is the place to find out about jobs, training and careers in East and South East London.

Local London’s Work Connections’ will transform the employment landscape by making it easier for residents, employers and employment services staff to connect people with relevant employment and skills opportunities; and ultimately get more people into work.

Part of the Mayor of London’s ‘No Wrong Door’ (NWD) initiative to support the London’s economic recovery, Work Connections will drive better collaboration between services, employers and residents, strengthen practitioner know-how, and embed residents’ voices into planning and delivery of skills and employment services.

As a first port of call for anyone interested in work or training opportunities, Local London’s Work Connections service will specifically support Londoners disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and/or facing structural inequalities and vulnerabilities into good work, and to improve residents’ experience of services on the ground.

The recently launched Work Connections’ website is an online hub integrating information about work-related support, services and opportunities as well as apprenticeships and traineeships in one place. By bringing together and improving visibility of support available, it will help residents reach the most appropriate services quicker, help services achieve their objectives, and employers find the people and information they need.

Sarah Murray, Director of Local London said “I am absolutely delighted to announce the launch of Local London’s Work Connections. We want residents in our boroughs to receive the support they need to obtain and maintain good work and have careers that they can be proud of.

While there is a lot of good happening across our part of London, there are best practice and opportunities that need to be more widely shared. Work Connections is here, as the name suggests, to join the dots so more people can find decent jobs.

Regardless of whether you are a resident looking for work, an employer with a vacancy, or if your job is supporting people to get into or back into work, our service is here for you.”

In addition to comprehensive information on the website for residents seeking work, employers looking for staff and apprentices, and support for work-related service staff, the Work Connections team will provide in-person support and bespoke activities with specific groups across our member boroughs.

In the boroughs supported by this programme (London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Bromley, Enfield, Greenwich, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, and Waltham Forest) the following groups have been prioritised as most in-need in our sub-region:

  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) and residents with disabilities, aged 19 and above.
  • Low-skilled 19 to 24-year-olds (anyone without maths and English at Level 2).
  • Those aged 50 and above.

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Local London’s Work Connections

About Local London

Local London is a sub-regional partnership of eight boroughs: Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Enfield, Greenwich, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.

Work Connections is the employment and training integration hub delivered by Local London for the boroughs in our sub-region plus Bromley.

Representing around 2.5 million residents and nearly 100,000 businesses, we are a champion for this sub-region to ensure it responds to a set of mutual issues and challenges, and benefits from existing and emerging opportunities.

About No Wrong Door

The cost of living crisis means that it’s more important than ever for Londoners to get the skills they need to progress into good jobs.

We’re delighted to be working with the Mayor on the No Wrong Door programme, which will better join up employment and skills provision to ensure Londoners can access the right support to find good jobs and progress in their careers – wherever they start their journey.

Delivered by London Sub Regional Partnerships, the programme will focus on supporting Londoners disproportionately impacted by the pandemic – including disabled Londoners, women, young Londoners and older Londoners.

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