Thank you to all our presenters and everyone who managed to join our April 2021 Virtual Job Fair. Apologies if the global outage of Microsoft Teams meant you had trouble joining us. You can now download our 27 April 2021 Virtual Job Fair presentation pdf (8.6MB).
Our speakers highlighted current vacancies and how to apply for them in a wide range of sectors including childcare, education, security and energy. We also learned about apprenticeships at Transport for London and in Waltham Forest.
Remember to save the date for our next job fair: Wednesday 16 June 2021!
Trying to get a new job? Find out what current employers expect from applicants: attend our free Virtual Job Fairs! Join us to find out more about jobs in a wide range of sectors including childcare, education, construction, property services, transport, security and energy.
Save the dates below for each job fair and join us online:
Waltham Forest Council is committed to connecting people to jobs. Our Employment, Business and Skills teams are working hard to support residents in these unprecedented times, especially those who have lost their jobs as a direct result of the pandemic.
|Organisation and speaker||Topic|
|Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service (Harpal Rull)||Apprenticeships and your career|
|Total Security Services (Caroline Valentine on behalf of TSS)||Working at TSS|
|ENGIE (Rowan Longhurst)||Vacancies and apprenticeships at ENGIE|
|Transport for London (TfL) (Zahid Khokhar)||Apprenticeships at Transport for London|
|Urbaser (Paul Coster on behalf of Urbaser)||Recruitment and working at Urbaser|
|Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service (Inderjit Kainth)||Passport to work programme|
|Maximus (Denise Lambourne and Jonathan Slater)||Supporting people, changing lives, delivering solutions|
|The Education and Childcare Network for Waltham Forest (Angela Lenton and Donia Duffy)||Working in Early Years in Waltham Forest|
Schedule changes: due to a global outage at Microsoft Teams on 27 April, several presenters (Aston Group, Bikeworks, London Transport Museum, Met Police, Morgan Sindall and Simian) were unable to join our online job fair. Their contact information is still listed below. Please note: there wasn’t a ‘Civil service and upcoming jobs’ presentation in our April 2021 job fair, but you can still visit the Civil Service jobs website.
Our thanks to all the organisations and companies supporting and taking part in our job fairs:
Aston Group is a leading building services and facilities management company for commercial and residential clients. Find out more on the Aston Group website
Bikeworks CIC is an innovative social enterprise. They use cycling as a tool for positive change in communities. They partner with organisations in the cycling industry to provide roles including instructors; mechanics; and cycle delivery riders to support the pandemic response and new ventures in the green economy. Find out more on the Bikeworks website.
Waltham Forest Council’s Early Years team supports school nursery classes and Ofsted-registered childcare providers working with children under the age of five. The team helps with recruitment processes, and offers information and training about children’s learning & development. They also support childminders to set up businesses and meet required regulations. Find out more about the network on the Waltham Forest Education Hub website.
ENGIE is a leading energy and services company focused on three key activities: production and supply of low carbon energy, services, and regeneration. They employ over 17,000 staff nationally, primarily in operational roles in services and construction. ENGIE are recruiting a range of roles in Waltham Forest for construction-related apprentices such as carpentry, drylining, plumbing and electrical. They also have vacancies in their security team. Find out more on the ENGIE jobs website.
London Transport Museum tells the story of the capital city’s transport heritage, celebrating London’s past and engaging people in debate about its future. They currently have vacancies in their Young People’s Skills team including an 18-month apprenticeship, a photography fellowship, and freelance roles on their year-long supported career development programme. Find out more on the London Transport Museum website.
Maximus has provided health and people-focused services to communities around the world for more than forty years. They empower people by supporting them through important life changes, enabling them to transform their lives. They work with hundreds of local partners, including voluntary sector organisations, local government, and education providers, to deliver programmes in communities across the UK. Find out more on the Maximus website.
The Metropolitan Police Service, formerly and still commonly known as the Metropolitan Police, is informally known as the Met, Scotland Yard, or the Yard. They are the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in the Metropolitan Police District, which currently consists of the 32 London boroughs. Find out more on the Metropolitan Police Service website.
Morgan Sindall Property Services provide integrated asset management for housing associations and local authorities. With over 800 employees, their services include, responsive repairs, void refurbishments, compliancy services and planned maintenance works. Find out more on the Morgan Sindall website.
Simian was established by a team of scaffolding industry experts. The London Academy for Sustainable Construction (LASC) in Waltham Forest is Simian’s training centre. It offers pre-Employment training schemes and apprenticeships in scaffolding and roofing to help Londoners back into work, and into various pathways for in-demand construction trades. Find out more on the Simian website.
Transport for London (TfL) are the integrated transport authority responsible for meeting the Mayor’s strategy and commitments on transport in London. They run the day-to-day operation of the Capital’s public transport network and manage London’s main roads. Job opportunities at TfL include apprenticeships. Find out more on the Transport for London careers website.
TSS is the UK’s largest privately owned security company in the UK. They employ over 4,000 licensed security personnel across the UK. TSS are always looking to recruit new talent. Opportunities for both front-line and office-based staff are on the TSS careers page. Find out more on the TSS website.
Urbaser Ltd is an environmental services company that delivers municipal and environmental services and resource management to residents throughout the UK. Their operations are based upon conserving resources, carbon reduction and delivering a circular economy. Find out more on the Urbaser website.
We have hundreds of courses and training in all sorts of subjects. Read about our free Job Clubs, our job skills courses and how we can help you get a new job . You can also phone us on 020 8496 2974 for more information.
At Employment, Business and Skills, we offer free support for businesses and residents. These virtual job fairs are one way that we are helping Waltham Forest residents. To find out more about how we can help you, please complete our jobs help contact form.
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