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Principle Cleaning partners with Broadgate Connect and Elba to support those with mental health issues
Principle Cleaning tells us it is proud to be 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 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's 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. The initiative featured an overview of Lloyd's and Principle Cleaning and included logistics, cleaning roles available and employer's expectations. A building tour, highlighting an awareness of the environment and cleaning responsibilities, was included in the morning's activities for the candidates interested in pursuing a career in the cleaning industry. One volunteer commented: "The event exceeded my expectations, I have an interest in helping people with mental health illness be introduced into the workplace."
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 in cleaning positions at Lloyd's. On successful completion, candidates will receive interviews for cleaning opportunities available across Principle Cleaning's portfolio. A participant said: "I enjoyed learning about the building and the different cleaning jobs available. I think the tips for my CV and feedback received from the mock interviews was key for me."
23rd July 2015