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Helping people back to work

Published 24th September, 2015 by Neil Nixon

Helping people back to work

Principle Cleaning is involved in a pioneering project to help local people who have suffered from mental health issues back into work. The East London NHS Foundation Trust is making a difference to thousands of people's lives, providing them with much-needed mental health services and support.

ELBA, (East London Business Alliance), Broadgate/BritishLand, and Principle Cleaning (ELBA members and Broadgate suppliers) have joined forces to support the foundation in its commitment and have partnered to create opportunities and to open doors through an employment and skills project called 'Broadgate Connect'. London-based Principle Cleaning has long been a supporter of corporate social responsibility and this further endorses the company's commitment.

Without support and carefully designed interventions, candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds can often lack awareness of the workplace environment, job opportunities, employer expectations, confidence, and communication skills and, as a result, can experience long term unemployment.

Principle Cleaning recently opened the doors to the site of one of its clients, Lloyd's of London, hosting three East London Foundation Trust users sourced through Broadgate Connect. This included an overview of Lloyd's and Principle Cleaning including logistics, cleaning roles available and employer expectations. A building tour highlighting awareness of the environment and cleaning responsibilities was included in the morning's activities for candidates interested in pursuing a career in the cleaning industry.

All candidates will go on to complete a Principle Cleaning training into work scheme, which consists of one week of employability skills training followed by a two week placement on site. On successful completion, candidates will receive interviews for cleaning opportunities available across Principle Cleaning's portfolio.

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