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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London


London’s College for Skills

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London hosted North London Citizen’s selection event for candidates to work at Olympic Park at the College’s Tottenham Centre last week (Friday 30 March).

The College’s Student Ambassadors joined organisers from North London Citizens to interview over 300 students and residents who came along to apply for work at the Olympic Park during July and August.

The process involved a five-minute one-to-one with a College Student Ambassador, or member of North London Citizens, followed by a group session. The applicants will be assessed and informed if they are through to the next stage, being held at the College in later in April, where they will meet with recruiters and hopefully secure a job on the day.
 
North London Citizens is an alliance of schools and universities, churches, mosques and synagogues that has been built to take action together for the common good of our local area and beyond. The College recently became a member and as a result participated in the jobs fair, which aims to get as many people from North London working at the Olympic park during the summer, as possible.

North London representative, Matthew Bolton, said: “Over the last 6 months we have secured Olympic jobs for 1,200 young people, all at a living wage.  Today is so important as we bring opportunities to young people in Haringey and North East London.”
 
College ambassador, Laura Dewey, said: “Events like this are why I enjoy being a Student Ambassador. As part of this process I am experiencing what it’s like to be on the other side of the interview table, which will be valuable when I apply for jobs.
 
“Today has been a lot of fun and I too hope to get work at the Olympic Park during the summer too”.

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