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PDT Employment Advice – Launch Event at the QPG Community Hub

Who we are 

PDT Employment is a dynamic team providing three employment programmes that support local people back into employment, training, education or career progression within West and Central London. Our home base is The Stowe Community Centre at 258 Harrow Road, London, W2 5ES where we also have a job club area that is accessible once you are registered from Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm with the exception of Wednesdays when we open at 12.30pm.

Geographically we have members of the team based in different venues throughout the week – contact us for locations and times in the following boroughs: Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham as well as Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Haringey.

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What we do

  • Friendly confidential, one-to-one advice at times that are convenient
  • Help to create a CV
  • Support people to actively apply for work
  • Provide a fortnightly vacancy alert with opportunities from all sectors
  • Assistance with applications
  • Link you to full time and part time jobs that fit
  • Help you find the right training course
  • Find work placements to build experience and confidence
  • Help you work out how to become ‘better off’
  • Help you manage barriers like childcare, travel and work clothing

Find out more about our Programmes:

Our GOLD Project works with men and women who are long term unemployed (12 months or more) and job seekers A3-GOLD-poster-v4

This project is a London Council and European Social Fund Poverty Project. GOLD is delivered by PDT together with four partner providers; Equi-Vision, Get Set, MIND and Urban Partnership Group.  We are working to facilitate greater access to sustainable employment opportunities for men and women over the age of 25 and who are economically inactive and long-term unemployed.. We have a fund of £1 million and will be delivering for two years in the boroughs of Barnet, Harrow, Haringey, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster.

Our SWEET Project works with women that are long term unemployed or have never worked before A3-SWEET-poster3

The SWEET project is a BBO (Building Better Opportunities) project funded by Big Lottery and European Social Fund (ESF). SWEET is delivered by PDT together with four partner providers; Belina, ELATT, Equi-Vision, Get Set and Urban Partnership Group. We will deliver this project over three years and have been awarded £1.8 million to deliver this individualised employability programme for hard-to-reach women. Our partnership will assist economically inactive and long term unemployed women over the age of 21 from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds in Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow.

Our Progression Project is for those earning less than £8.77 per hour and would like to advance in their career

Can we help you?
We can help most people as long as you have the following documentation:

    1. Proof of ID [UK/EU Passport or Residence Permit or UK/EU Full Birth Cert with Drivers Licence/Photo ID]
    2. Proof of Address [Bank Statement or Utility Bill or Driver’s Licence]
    3. Proof of Right to Work [UK/EU Passport or Residence Permit or UK/EU Full Birth Cert with Driver’s Licence]
    4. Proof of Employment Status [Letter from DWP stating benefit awards]

*TIP: If you read the above carefully it’s easier than it looks!*

We manage the GOLD and SWEET programmes and have partnered up with some great organisations across West and North London. If we’re not within your reach, then maybe one of our partners are?

Equivision: Work closely with local communities to support people into employment that fits with their needs. Providing SWEET and Gold projects in the boroughs of Harrow, Brent, Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea

Belina: Work together with women to get them back into Employment. Providing SWEET project in the boroughs of Hillingdon and Ealing.

UPG: UPG are providing a holistic, integrated Employment service for those who access their services and have extensive links with local organisations. Delivering both SWEET and Gold Projects in the boroughs of Hillingdon, Brent, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham.

GetSet: With impressive links and knowledge with employers, Get Set delivers services across employment, skills and health. Providing Sweet and Gold Projects in the boroughs of Haringey, Harrow, Ealing, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster.

Elatt: Provide a range of courses, including ESOL, taking these skills as a base to progress into Employment. Providing SWEET Project in Brent, Ealing and Hounslow.

Mind: Specialists in empowering and supporting those with mental health challenges. Providing GOLD project in Barnet, Harrow, Haringey, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham.

General Enquiries: 020 7266 8254

Cross River PartnershipPDT and Recruit London

21st Aug 2017

Recruit London attended an event at Paddington Development Trust (PDT) on 9th August. The aim was to give members of the community a chance to gain further knowledge and explore the opportunities available to them for Employment, Volunteering and Work Placements.

Recruit London facilitated an information stall which attracted many candidates and provided them with information about the service. A good number of candidates were registered, signed up to the available opportunities offered by Recruit London and will continue their journey into employment with their designated CRP Workplace Coordinator.

Recruit London look forward to further partnership work with PDT in the future.