If you're a young person looking for work in London, sign-up to our Get Employed programme today! We accept every young person who wants a job, respective of your background, barriers or history: if you want a job, we'll help! We understand that not every programme with rigid, strict classroom methods is suitable for everyone, and our unique, person-centred Get Employed programme acknowledges these differences. Every young person's journey with us is as different as they are.
Your Circle Community Journey, Step-By-Step
If you decide to join our Get Employed programme, here's what to expect.
Weekly 1:1 mentoring sessions
A weekly catch-up session with your mentor, where you can chat about your progress, talk through any problems and discuss what's happening next, and any upcoming events.
Work experience shifts at Circle Collective
Our shops, Circle Collective, form an essential part of our Get Employed programme. They are home to our real-life work experience that provides the practical, hands-on side to our programme. Working with our Circle Collective retail managers, you will learn all the essential skills that are needed, including how to use the tills, customer service and communication skills. Work experience shifts are four hours long, twice a week.
As part of the behind-the-scenes training we provide, our motivational workshops allow you to build your confidence, as well as working on interview skills and CV writing. We give sessions on goal setting, presentation, credit ratings and how to protect them, rights and responsibilities as well as behaviour in thr workplace. These sessions are delivered by our incredible associates, whose experience and knowledge of the workplace make them invaluable employability mentors.
Meet the employers!
Meeting the employers is a key stage in your journey. Learn what the employers are looking for, ask about your career options and see what it is like working for different employers and in different work environments. These employers also run interesting and constructive workshops on their businesses and organise tours of their facilities.
Access to jobs
Circle Community offer a unique opportunity for employment. We work directly with a large network of employers who recruit high quality, entry-level jobs directly through us. This means you will have access to opportunities that would not otherwise be open to you. We teach you about online applications and support you speaking directly with employers with our Job Shop on the Road.
Ongoing, in-work support
…however, you can't get rid of us that easily. Once you've found employment, Circle Community will regularly check up on you, to make sure that everything is going well. We will support you for as long as you need it.
How to join us
Give your local store a call or an email or just drop by your closest shop, Monday to Friday.
South Arcade, Lewisham Shopping Centre, London, SE13 7HB
Telephone: 0208 852 2498
136 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London, E8 NS
Telephone: 0207 249 2442