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2013


Newham welcomes National Apprenticeship Week - March 11th, 2013
The sixth National Apprenticeship Week took place from 11 – 15 March 2013. Newham Workplace supported this week by promoting apprenticeships to employers, as well as Newham residents. If you live in Newham, are aged 16+ and would like to register your interest in getting information about apprenticeships, you can log your details here.

If you are an employer thinking about taking on an apprentice, you can find information about how Newham Workplace can assist you here.

Have you got the skills? - Feb 13, 2013
It is vital that Newham residents have access to skills information and training so that they can make the most of new career and job opportunities in the borough, and across the region. Regeneration in Newham will not only improve the environment and infrastructure of the area, but also give local people opportunities to fulfil their potential and raise their standard of living. That is why Newham Workplace’s new skills development page gives residents information on where and how to get skilled, access support on CV writing, interview preparation and other employability support.

2012


Labour Market Information for Young People - May 15, 2012
Young people need to be equipped with the right information in order to make the right choices in their career. That is why the London Borough of Newham has produced a guide on Labour Market Information (LMI) for Young People 2012. LMI gives young people a good idea about what is happening in the world of work, and assists them in making realistic choices about their career. LMI helps young people to find out about the qualifications and skills they will need for their career choices, whether at GCSE, A Levels or University stage.


Game for a Job - March 30, 2012
The Games have never been just a sporting event for Newham Council. Before they bring the world to our doorstep they’ve already brought opportunities that have not only changed the borough’s landscape but also our residents’ lives. Working closely with partners including the London Organising Committee of the Games (LOCOG), the council’s employment service Workplace has helped secure job offers for more than 2,600 residents – the highest of any Olympic host borough. As the final phase of recruitment draws close, there are still opportunities to be part of the unique experience of delivering a world class event.


We Are Family - March 16, 2012
The longer you’ve been out of work the harder it can seem to get a job – multiply that by two and it becomes even more difficult. Abdulwaseem and Qaiser Khan are among the first to benefit from the council’s families project. This unique scheme aims to get all unemployed members of a family into work by identifying any barriers into employment and offering targeted support to overcome them.


You're Hired - March 2, 2012
With high unemployment nationally, even work experience can be difficult to secure. But Mayor Sir Robin Wales has commissioned a new scheme which gives the long term unemployed a chance to get back into work, and get paid while trying to get there.


National Apprenticeships Week - February 14, 2012
The fifth National Apprenticeship Week took place from 6 to 10 February 2012. Newham supported this week by promoting apprenticeships to employers, as well as residents.

"We’re with Apprenticeships because getting local people into jobs and helping them build careers is our top priority. Apprentices get on the job experience and a real chance to develop their skills. Plus, apprenticeships enable employers to design training which meets the needs of their business and snap up new talent crossing their path."

Sir Robin Wales
Mayor of Newham

Nailing Down a Job - February 3, 2012
Being in the right place at the right time has paid off for Ciaran James. The 20-year-old from Plaistow is working in the Olympic Village, assembling furniture inside the flats in preparation for the arrival of their first occupants.


Change your life in three days - January 20, 2012
The longer you’ve been out of work, the harder it can be to get a job. Workplace, Newham’s employment service, is making the process a little easier by giving parents and carers the skills, confidence and motivation they need to bag a job. And all it takes is three days.


Helping you into work - January 6, 2012
The arrival of a once in a lifetime event brings with it life changing opportunities. As the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games get under starter’s orders, residents looking for work are being supported into jobs with a little help from Workplace.


2011


Better odds in the job market - December 16, 2011
Aspers expects to create 440 jobs, with 70 per cent going to Newham residents. The day before the casino opened its doors, we spoke to three of those already in post.


An experience that works - December 12, 2011
The Olympic and Paralympic Games are about more than just sport. Together, they bring life-changing prospects which aim to inspire residents before, during and after the Games. One opportunity which is inspiring people is the BBC 2012 London Work Experience Scheme, currently recruiting via Workplace.


Attention to Retail - November 25, 2011
Westfield Stratford City is more than a paradise of purchasing; it’s also a hive of employment activity. Already more than 10,000 jobs have been created at Europe’s biggest shopping centre, with even more to come from 2014. To ensure that Newham residents can get access to these jobs and progress in their careers once in the roles, Skills Place, together with Westfield and training provider Seetec, provides tailored training from the shopping centre itself.


Roll Call - November 23, 2011
There are many reasons why finding work can be a challenge. A skills gap, lack of experience or confidence and other barriers can make getting a job a job in itself. If you need a helping hand or support and guidance Workplace can get you on the road to employment.


High Flyer - November 23, 2011
Flying a jet is probably easier than trying to take pictures of Anthony Angol. It seems like everyone at London City Airport (LCA) knows its 27-year-old community relations executive – and they all want to stop and say hello. The charismatic former Cumberland School student is flying high thanks to an employment scheme that supports Newham residents who want their career to take off.


View from Sir Robin - Right skills are just the job - October 14, 2011
I helped to launch Skills Place Newham, our retail, hospitality and leisure academy based in Westfield Stratford City. It was a great opportunity to meet many of the retailers such as John Lewis and talk about employment and training opportunities for local people.


Taking a shine to Westfield - September 30, 2011
After a long wait, Westfield’s doors are finally open. The huge shopping centre is as shiny as a new pin, but its polished floors and smudge-free windows are something most shoppers will take for granted.


View from Sir Robin - Workplace, Westfield and Jobs - September 11, 2011
In the last couple of weeks we have seen the opening of the new Docklands Light Railway (DLR) extension from Stratford International to Woolwich and Beckton. Stratford is already the second most connected station in all of London and now you can go directly from Stratford to London City Airport, and hop on one of their daily flights to more than 30 destinations, including Zurich and New York. The new line also makes it easier to access Beckton, the University of East London Docklands campus and ExCeL.


A Fitting Job - September 2, 2011
With days to go before the opening of Westfield Stratford City on 13 September, the finishing touches are being made to the most significant retail development in Newham’s history.


Well skilled in success - August 5, 2011
Together with John Burton, the development director of Westfield Stratford City, I toured the new retail centre and met some of the construction workers who are putting the finishing touches to the site.


Catering for you - April 29, 2011
The opening of Westfield Stratford City on 13 September is not just good news for shoppers – it also brings hundreds of new jobs to the borough. Workplace, the council’s jobs scheme, has been working closely with Westfield to match as many residents with those jobs as possible.


An experience that works - April 15, 2011
The Olympic and Paralympic Games are about more than just sport. Together, they bring life-changing opportunities which can inspire residents before, during and after the Games. One such programme that is inspiring people is the BBC 2012 – Work Experience scheme, currently recruiting via Workplace. The scheme is only open to residents of the six host Olympic boroughs, and is aimed at adults aged over 18 who are not graduates.


Employment promise is just the job - March 18, 2011
Every year I make a number of promises to residents and we’ll be reporting on the commitments I made last year in future editions of the Newham Mag. This year the most important promise I’ve made is to protect residents from the savage cuts being imposed on Newham by the government. One of the best ways to do that is to work hard to get as many people as possible into jobs.


Making Westfield Work for you - March 18, 2011
When Westfield Stratford City opens in September, it will be the biggest urban shopping centre in Europe with around 8,500 retail jobs up for grabs. Newham Council with Westfield is working hard now to make sure residents get the most from these job opportunities – just like the people local to Westfield White City did when that retail complex opened its doors.


2010


Careers Skills & Jobs Live cancelled - Apr 15, 2010
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Careers Skills & Jobs Live which was due to take place on 18-19 April 2010 at ExCeL London will no longer be taking place. The organisers are sorry for any inconvenience caused. If you are a Newham resident and need advice and support on employment and training opportunities, browse our site.


2009


Workplace Canning Town celebrates first birthday - May 27, 2009
It's only been open for 12 months, but already Workplace Canning Town has found employment for 254 residents and provided valuable training for another 328.


Minister in Newham to unveil real help for Londoners - April 1, 2009
Minister for London Tony McNulty visited Stratford today (April 1) to launch information designed to help Londoners through the economic downturn and hear about Newham Council's measures to assist residents and businesses through the tougher times.



2008


Newham prepares to welcome the world with Workplace - November 06, 2008
Fourteen Workplace candidates have completed a course about becoming a Visit Newham Ambassador.


John celebrates 100th job with Mayor's help - November 06, 2008
The 100th person to be helped into work thanks to Newham's Mayor's Employment Project (MEP) is John Knowles, a lorry driver working on the Olympic village site in Stratford.


Workplace celebrates its first birthday - May 30, 2008
Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales and executive member for business partnerships and skills, Councillor Alec Kellaway, joined staff and clients to celebrate by cutting a huge birthday cake.


Ministerial visit marks phenomenal success of Workplace - May 12, 2008
Groundbreaking employment scheme Workplace celebrated the success of its first year. Employment Minister Stephen Timms joined Mayor Sir Robin Wales in congratulating staff and people who have been supported into employment or training courses.



2007


Workplace helps 300 find work - December 04, 2007
An 18-year-old from Stratford was congratulated for being the 300th person to get a job through Workplace by Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales at the Thames Gateway Forum.


Pioneering pilot to get more Newham people into work - October 29, 2007
Newham Council has launched a groundbreaking pilot project to help residents get off benefits and into work - even if it means assisting them with their rent.


Newham resident scores at Workplace - September 28, 2007
The hundredth person to secure employment through a Newham Council scheme has been congratulated with a pair of tickets to a West Ham United home game.


A workplace ready for 2012 and beyond - May 30, 2007
Newham has launched Workplace, a free customised recruitment and training service to help job seekers and businesses benefit from the growing opportunities in the borough, including the 2012 Games.


Employment scheme set to change Newham's Workplace for 2012 and beyond - May 18, 2007
A flagship project providing people with employment and training opportunities ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and other major developments in Newham will be officially launched on Tuesday, May 29.