Charity in jobs drive

Wed 14 January 2015, 3:34 pm

The Catalyst Employment and Skills Centre has announced it helped almost 2,000 people discover employment opportunities in Ealing during 2014.

Catalyst Gateway, the community development arm of housing association Catalyst Housing, set up the centre in 2012 to help those struggling to find employment.

The centre’s management work in partnership with Ealing Council, Job Centre Plus, charity job organisation Accession and other local businesses to help create opportunities such as apprenticeship schemes.

Catalyst said it has created more than 20 apprenticeships in house during 2014, as well as a further 16 construction apprenticeships at its regeneration schemes.

Kerry Starling, head of employment and skills said: “Despite the stereotypical view of Ealing as a leafy London suburb, the borough has some of the country’s most income-deprived wards. It is vital that we give support to those that need it.”

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