Employers and businesses

Waltham Forest Council’s Jobs Coalition

Waltham Forest Council has formed a jobs coalition with employers and businesses to create job opportunities for local residents.


Have your own business or want to start one? For business advice and support, contact our business team.

Supporting your recruitment

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We have a free Employment service for Waltham Forest residents and employers.

Employers: The team can save you valuable time as they identify, prepare and screen candidates. For more information, please email stepsintowork@walthamforest.gov.uk.

Employers: get the most from apprenticeships

  • An apprenticeship is a great way to train your staff or fill a skills gap in your team.
  • Training costs are covered by your apprenticeship levy.

Read about the apprenticeship levy, funding and the benefits of employing apprentices: visit the Gov UK apprenticeships website. For more help, please read the Gov UK apprenticeship service support articles.

Train your staff with WorkSkills

Our WorkSkills programme offers essential training for your staff.

We arrange and provide bespoke training at your preferred time and location.

WorkSkills courses start from £130 per hour. Qualification courses may have an additional fee to cover awarding body registration, resources and certification. Sessions are for up to 10 participants.

Example workshops include:

  • Word–Mail merge or advanced formatting
  • Create a professional looking PowerPoint presentation
  • Excel basics, formulas and functions, charts or Vlookup
  • Public speaking
  • Confidence and resilience
  • Customer service
  • Dealing with difficult customers
  • Fire marshal/awareness
  • Dealing with stress
  • Safeguarding children
  • First Aid.

We can also offer training specific to your organisational needs, including health and social care, childcare, education and training, AAT accountancy, ICT, hair and beauty, fashion and horticulture.

For more information about our WorkSkills programme, please email us.