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Looking for a new job? Contact Work Match

Release Date: 19 October 2020

Are you a Richmond resident looking for work? Perhaps looking for a new start, a career change, a first job or returning to the workplace? If so, why not contact Work Match?

Richmond Work Match has been launched by Richmond Council and aims to find jobs, apprenticeships and training roles for people in the borough.

A team of recruitment specialists work with businesses across Richmond upon Thames that are recruiting now, securing exclusive jobs for local residents.

The service is only available to people living in the area who are out of work. Candidates who sign up are given help writing CVs, interview skills and given any required training.

Cllr Richard Baker, Spokesperson for Economics and Business for Richmond Council, said:

"As the borough gets back on its feet, many people may be finding that they need to find a new job closer to home or they are uncertain which direction to take after recently becoming redundant.

"The expert team at Work Match will provide trusted advice and help with your CV, training or simply confidence-building so that you are ready for the right opportunity when it comes up. If you are a local employer that urgently needs to recruit skilled candidates who are ready for work, do get in touch with Work Match to get the best chance at success."

Local businesses who are looking for new employees are also invited to get in touch. Work Match is a free, bespoke service that aims to develop a personal knowledge of each business prior to advertising vacancies. The team also pre-screen candidates before submitting them to ensure that the exact criteria is met.

The service works closely with Job Centre Plus, community organisations, local colleges and schools to provide an integrated support network. 

For more information, go to Richmond Work Match.

Hear from Cllr Roberts about the launch (YouTube).

Notes for editors

Work Match was launched in 2013 in Wandsworth. Since the launch, they have helped over 1,000 local people find employment. 

Unlike most recruitment teams Work Match is not driven by commission targets and only puts forward candidates who are genuinely ready, willing and able to meet workplace demands.

The Work Match team supports candidates through the application process - including help with CVs and interview skills - to give them the best chance of success. They also help local people find any pre-job training and support they need to get ready for the workplace.

Since 2013 Work Match has worked with a range of businesses including Battersea Power Station, St James Group, Ballymore, Sainsbury's, Homebase and a whole host of independent shops.

Roles filled have been diverse as security, construction, catering and hospitality and leisure.

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact  Elinor Firth on 020 8487 5159.

Reference: P410/20

Updated: 24 March 2021