We recruit a significant number of local people each year through our partnership with the South Bank Employers' Group (SBEG) via their Waterloo Job Shop.
Roles include housekeeping assistants and administrative staff. With SBEG, we look for different ways to promote and encourage local employment.
Campaign with our housekeeping department
We ran a campaign with our housekeeping department to hire 100 new workers to join our in-house trust staff bank. This included a commitment to appoint 40 long-term unemployed people from our local community in partnership with the South Bank Employers' Group and JobCentre+.
The campaign was designed to engage people who had either never been employed or had been away from the job market for a considerable time.
The success of the campaign contributed to our success at the national in-house Recruitment Awards 2012, where we won two awards.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ was the only public sector organisation nominated and was judged against commercial companies such as Tesco, Barclays, Whitbread, Matalan, House of Fraser, the National Trust, Direct Line and DHL.
Placements for local people
Since 2008 we have worked with SBEG to provide unpaid administrative placements to local people who have been out of the job market for over a year.
One hundred and fifty local people have benefited from a hands-on work placement, many of whom have gone on to get paid employment in our hospitals.
Applicants can register at the Waterloo Job Shop, complete an online application form and be interviewed all on the same day. If the candidate is successful, they are offered a placement by matching their skills, education and experience with roles in relevant departments.
Find out more
To find out more about our work with South Bank Employers' Group, contact Joel Ryden, work placement co-ordinator, on 020 7188 8124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.