Marston partners with homeless charities to help people back into the workplace

1 December, 2020

Marston Holdings has partnered with the homeless charity St Mungo’s and Radical Recruit, a not-for-profit organisation which bridges the gap between disadvantaged job seekers and the business world. This partnership is helping some of London’s homeless people back into the workplace.

The pandemic has seen many of London’s homeless being temporarily housed in hotels across the capital. St Mungo’s case workers and Radical Recruit have been working with over 100 men and women, some as young as 18, preparing them for life back in the working world by assessing their interview and work readiness, supporting with CV development and running one-to-one interview coaching sessions.

Marston has run two recruitment days attended by around 40 people who heard about the company, its values and ways of working as well as available career opportunities. Interactive Q&A sessions helped put the candidates at ease and answered their questions prior to the formal interview process.

Nine candidates have now joined frontline teams working on contracts including Camden, Islington, Westminster, and Lewisham. A further four candidates are being interviewed for other positions in and around London.

Emma Freivogel, founder of Radical Recruit, said:
“We are delighted to partner with Marston Holdings which has proved that ‘doing good’ and driving business success do not have to be mutually exclusive.

We are grateful that businesses such as Marston Holdings exist. Its leadership, especially in the current economic environment, is indispensable.’’

The success of this partnership demonstrates how seriously Marston takes its social value responsibilities.

The scheme has been met with real praise from clients in the four London boroughs and Marston is seeking to extend it across the country.

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