Redbridge jobseekers hopeful after doing training with McDonald’s
Nine Redbridge jobseekers could soon be signing off after completing training with McDonald’s.
The fast food chain joined forces with Redbridge Institute and Redbridge Jobcentre Plus to set up a work academy to help people into employment.
The jobseekers did a two week course at Redbridge Institute including customer service, food hygiene and health and safety training before starting a two week placement at McDonald’s in Ilford.
There is a guaranteed interview at the end of the placement but only two jobseekers were hired after the previous programme.
Mayjul Patel, who has been unemployed since June, said: “This is a good idea. I am enjoying the placement and having the training beforehand has proved very helpful.”
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McDonald’s business manager Paul Chase said: “This programme benefits everyone. The jobseekers come to us with skills and the two-week placement gives us a chance to assess them in all areas of the restaurant.”
Sector-based work academies were introduced by the government to get people receiving benefits into work.
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