Council supports applicants to new Chadwell Heath Asda jobs with workshops

PUBLISHED: 13:13 26 July 2013 | UPDATED: 13:13 26 July 2013


Support to apply for some of the 100 jobs at a new supermarket store opening later this year will be offered to interested residents by the council.

As Asda opens a new store in Whalebone Lane, Chadwell Heath, at the end of October, Barking and Dagenham Council, along with the Jobcentre Plus, will be running presentation sessions to residents interested in applying for work at the store.

Full-time and part-time positions opening up will include checkout operators, porters, and home and leisure staff. Hours can be flexible and shifts cover both the day and night.

Presentation sessions will take place at the Barking Learning Centre on Monday, July 29, and Tuesday, July 30, in the conference room with sessions starting at 9am, 9.45am, 10.30am and 11.15am.

Cllr Cameron Geddes, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “The Council is committed to working closely with the business community and our partners including Jobcentre Plus to provide training and work opportunities for local people.

“The two workshops are targeted at local residents to help them with their applications for jobs at the new Asda. I hope residents will take up these and similar opportunities.”

Interviews and assessments for shortlisted candidates will begin in August and will include activities such as team working, group presentation, a ‘have a go’ on the shopfloor session and one-to-one interviews.

Interested residents should contact 020 8724 8870 or 020 8724 8877 or email stating their name, contact details and what session they would like to attend.

Visit to begin the application process by completing the online questionnaire and psychometric test.

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