(This article is from lovelocaljobs.com . Click on the link for more details, photos, and videos). LoveLocalJobs.com, the award winning jobs board based in Sussex, has launched a brand new London-based talent engagement platform, LoveLondonJobs.com, at a major industry event this month.
The Attract, Retain and Inspire event, at Chelsea Football Club’s Stamford Bridge stadium in south west London, was attended by more than 50 influential organisations, including Fuller, Smith and Turner, OPDC and Berkeley Group.
The event saw speakers from Chelsea FC Foundation, LoveLocalJobs.com, West London College, WhiteHat and many more discussing the future workforce and what businesses can and should be doing to create more opportunities for the next generation.
LoveLondonJobs.com was created to capitalise on rising employment rates in London to give local businesses a new platform to help them seek out the best available talent, and for individuals to find the job of their dreams.
Paul Scrivens, Head of Commercial at LoveLocalJobs.com, said: “LoveLondonJobs.com is so much more than a jobs board. With the importance of big brands making jobs sexy and more reachable than ever, the LoveLondonJobs platform promises to provide a one-stop shop for everything recruitment related.”
At the Attract, Retain and Inspire event Euan Blair, founder of WhiteHat, the talent accelerator for 16-23 year-olds, said: “It was great to be able to talk with an engaged group of local employers and some brilliant apprentices at Stamford Bridge about apprenticeships and share what WhiteHat is doing. Local engagement and targeted campaigns are a crucial part of how we reach a diverse group of young people and build awareness around apprenticeships.”
Caroline Adair from Leadership Through Sport & Business said: “LTSB was delighted to participate in the LoveLondonJobs launch. Stars of the show were our five apprentices, one just completing her apprenticeship at Close Brothers, another who has just started his apprenticeship at Chelsea FC Foundation, and three currently interviewing for roles with our 70-plus employers including EY, RSM and Santander.”
“This was a useful event to hear from like-minded businesses and other organisations who are also committed to giving young people the opportunities the deserve,” said Jamie Masraff, Project Director from OnSide Youth Zones. “I came away with a clear sense of the need for us all to work together, businesses, charities and schools, to create new pathways for talented young people to the careers they so richly deserve.”
Gary Peters, Chief Executive of LoveLocalJobs.com said: “This was our first event in London and the turnout was fantastic. We wanted to launch LoveLondonJobs.com to a group of influential businesses and doing it at Stamford Bridge was just the icing on the cake. I’m really looking forward to speaking to more businesses over the coming months and letting people know what we’re about.
Gary also spoke about LoveLocalJobs.com’s ground-breaking programme, Be the Change, which is designed to inspire the future generation from secondary school age, opening students’ eyes to the world of work and the wealth of the possibilities and career opportunities in their hometown and beyond.’
LoveLondonJobs.com is due to launch in a couple of months. Keep an eye on our social media channels for our launch date.