Stephen - Duty Manager
Before pursuing the support of Croydon Works, Stephen had been actively seeking work for 10 months with no success. Starting as a seasonal temp with Argos, Stephen has now been promoted to a duty manager – Well done Stephen!
“I was new to the Croydon area and was unsure of the best places to seek work and the best people to approach, then I heard about Croydon Works through local advertising. Gurvinder (Job Brokerage Team Leader) was able to guide me on how best to change my CV to stand out and within one week of my first meeting with the team, I had been lined up a successful interview with Argos for a seasonal Sales Assistant role.
Within 6 months, I have been promoted to a Duty Manager, meaning I now have been able to move my family into a bigger home which is more suitable to our needs. To anyone looking to use Croydon Works, definitely do it!”
The Royal Russell School
Agnes - Catering Assistant
Croydon resident Agnes had been unemployed for 7 months when she came to register at the Croydon Works Office. Agnes wanted to find a local school catering position, however she lacked the required certificates and identified as having low levels of written English - this created barriers in her job search. With our help, she secured a Catering Assistant role with the Royal Russell School.
“Croydon Works supported me not only in securing my job, but also referred me to training to improve my English skills at CALAT and gain my Food and Heath Safety certificates to become a Catering Assistant. I found it difficult to complete application forms and appreciate the help from Angela when applying for my new role. I am thankful for all the support I have received to find a job which I enjoy and is going really well. I have already recommended Croydon Works to friends. Croydon Works will help and support you to find a local work. I have found a job that I love, with the hours that suit my family life. I am continuing to improve my levels of English at CALAT and in the future I hope to progress within my role at the Royal Russell School.”
Kier Highway Maintenance
Christian - Apprentice
“Before seeking Croydon Works’ help, I was looking for work and struggling. My probation officer directed me over to Croydon Works and the team, where I was introduced to the Kier Apprenticeship. With the help and support of Daniel and the team, I have now secured a work placement with Kier Highway Maintenance. I would encourage anyone looking for work to use the service. Croydon Works is a really good service, and the staff are always willing to help. Thank You Croydon Works!”
Anthony - Labourer
"My first interactions with Croydon Works, were through their CSCS training course. Once I had gained my CSCS card, Peter (Wallace) supported and placed me into my Labouring role with Mulalley! The Croydon Works Officers are always willing to help, and keep the process simple! I have gained full time, stable employment and no longer need to work with agencies. I would recommend anyone looking for construction employment to USE CROYDON WORKS"
Hazel Homes for Autism
Kamil, Registered Manager
"Croydon Works came highly recommended by Skills for Care, to assist us with our recruitment needs. The benefit Hazel Homes gained from Croydon Works has been beyond my expectations. The staff are helpful and professional, especially when short listing and looking for the right candidates for our positions. We are particularly thankful to Angela (Woolnough) who has been working collaboratively with us to recruit our staff since we opened our brand-new service.
From using the Croydon Works service, Hazel Homes have managed to save money on recruitment costs as well gained skilled staff from Croydon. There is a lot to gain by joining Croydon Works, good networking, skilled staff provided and being advertised on Croydon works website. Small businesses like Hazel Homes will greatly benefit from Croydon Works!"
Kunal - Director
"I was truly grateful that I had Humberto from Croydon Works to assist me on my staffing for my new venture. He came across very professionally, with this my mind I was simply put at ease in finding staff. I gave him a list of requirements and he did his best to find the staff for me. We are 6 weeks strong into the business and the staff are still here. They are a great assets to the company.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Humberto and his team for all the hard work and effort in find me the right staff."
Arriva Rail London
Zara - Apprentice
"Croydon Works were very helpful during the application for my apprenticeship. They always kept me informed and were available for assistance, whenever needed, even after I was given the job
I'm so grateful for the help Adhnan has given me."
Christopher - Resource Strategy Manager
"Croydon Works have been a massive help in sourcing candidates for our Labouring vacancies, providing a steady stream of work ready clients for not only roles in the Croydon area, but right across London.
Peter Wallace has been a pleasure to deal with and I would recommend the service to anyone."
Elaine - Administrator
"I had the pleasure to meet with Humberto Celis at the beginning of September and he has provided CV’s for various roles.
Recently we employed a candidate that was put forward by Humberto. We interviewed the candidate on 7th September and made a job offer and started on 11th September 2017. I believe the preparation that the consultant did made it easy for me to employ the right candidate.
I look forward to continuing a good working relationship with Croydon Works."
Bryony - Enrolment Officer
"Humberto has been great - welcoming, and friendly. He gave me encouragement so I became more confident and believed I will have a great career. I quickly got a temporary position following his advice and mock interview.
This I'm truly grateful for. Now, my temp job is developing into a permanent role!
Croydon Works are great!"
Yssine - HR Advisor
"Love working with you guys from Croydon Works!
At Oakam, we are always looking for new talents for our Contact Centre in Croydon, from entry level Customer Service Advisors to experienced Team Leaders and Croydon Works provides us with the relevant quality candidates.
Highly recommend! Very helpful and friendly. Thanks Humberto and Adhnan!"
Gatwick Airport Ltd
Lisa - Recruitment Manager
"Croydon Works is keen to help “harder to reach” job seekers find employment or better job opportunities and has taken on that objective with commitment and enthusiasm, providing those local to Croydon with opportunities to join in. The ‘Employability Fair’ back in the summer was an ideal opportunity for Gatwick Airport to engage with the Croydon job seeking audience about the Airport’s five-year referencing requirements. Croydon Works has been an energetic promoter of Gatwick Airport jobs and encouraging candidates to get their five-year history (education, employment and any unemployment) details together"
Chequers Contract Services Ltd
Arshia - Recruitment Officer
"Chequers Contract Services Ltd is a multi award winning, Croydon based service provider of School, Office and Commercial Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance services to many distinguished clients across Greater London and the South of England.
Croydon Works are an essential Job Brokerage Service offering support to local residents of Croydon Council.
Over the past year, we have worked closely with their enthusiastic team and they have never failed to substantially deliver a high calibre of candidates we could only hope for. Our latest recruit sits well within our Administration Department and we also look forward to welcoming another experienced candidate in a couple of days. Without the help of Adhnan and Tufael, we would not have received this quality of sourcing.
We will continue to work very closely with Croydon Works and can only imagine what comes of their 2nd year with plenty of successful years to follow.
They define the meaning of Supporting Local Businesses and we would recommend their services to anyone looking for Training and Recruitment support with the most pro-active approach."
Churchill Contract Services
Judi - Operations Manager
"I found Croydon Works extremely helpful which made the whole process of employing staff really quick and effective.
As a supplier of services on behalf of Croydon Council we have Social Value targets to meet as part of our contract so it is important for us to employ local people to deliver local services. We currently have 86% of our work force both living and working within the Croydon Borough. We are proud of this high percentage and endeavour to retain or even increase it over time.
I contacted Croydon Works to enquire if they had any candidates that would be interested in some permanent cleaning work. I gave the details of the positions, the contractual hours and the hourly rates of pay.
Adnan came back to me very quickly with the names of possible candidates and included their CV’s. He also gave me an overview of the applicants which I found really helpful.
I was then asked who I would like to interview and when would be a convenient time for them to be held.
They subsequently arranged the interviews and I’m very pleased to say we have employed 3 of the 4 candidates! All have been real assets to our team and we are happy to have them on board. I will definitely be contacting Croydon Works again.
A real success story!"
Maciej - Logistics Manager
"Since the very beginning of the Project (Galaxy House for Menta Redrow), we’ve experienced difficulties with finding labour. Croydon Works scheme offered a lot of help supplying people to my site.At the moment we have two young lads working on site thanks to Peter Wallace who has always been a great help for us.
Every council in this City should have a scheme like Croydon has. It would make our job a lot easier. "
"Croydon works have been substantial in delivering candidates to Potensis for numerous projects in the Croydon and surrounding areas.
I/We work closely with Peter Wallace (who is exceptional in his distribution of candidates). Peter Wallace has really come through for us, in our starved times of not having any candidates to place on projects.
I would recommend Croydon works to any employer who need aid in filling projects."
Holly - Recruitment Manager
"Croydon Works were very helpful with some of our more clerical roles, offering candidates who went through to final interview stages. They offer a high standard of account management communications and they made concerted efforts to understand the requirements of the roles and needs of the business."
"Humberto has been my Consultant both prior to him joining Croydon Works as well as whilst working for Croydon Works. On both occasions he has successfully secured me permanent employment.
Humberto always goes above and beyond to match the right candidate to the right job, he is extremely skilled in both his ability to generate new roles, as well as making sure candidates feel that their job search and expectations are managed. He maintains regular contact and always provides updates on how your job search is going.
Out of all the Consultants I have worked with, Humberto is by far the best in his field and I couldn't be more grateful for his hard work and dedication. His skill and expertise in the field of recruitment is invaluable."