Opportunity Islington: Case Study
As Islington Chamber of Commerce and Islington Council’s Business and Employment Support Team (BEST) announce the launch of Opportunity Islington, an initiative aiming to create up to 40 new employment opportunities for the borough, find out more about the BEST team.
Case Study: Jason D at Kyte Group
Jason D is a 24 year old Business and Finance graduate who has lived in Islington all his life. Jason was looking to find work back when his fixed term contract at Highgate Job Centre Plus came to an end. Like many young people, he lacked the contacts and knowledge of the local market to know where to start his search and was also unsure of the possible roles that were available to him.
An adviser put him in touch with BEST who in turn were able to tell him about a local business he didn’t know existed – Angel-based Kyte Group, who offer clearing and trading house services to professional traders and investors. They had an exciting new role that they were looking to fill.
The BEST team pre-screened him for an interview and were able to provide him with important insights to help improve his chances of selection. They also gave him some interview coaching.
This screening process was free for Kyte and provided them with a good quality candidate to interview.
Jason joined Kyte in July 2013 and hasn’t looked back since: ‘It’s a challenging job which I really enjoy, I like the variety. The process of applying for the job and being interviewed was very quick – Jimmy (from the BEST team) was very helpful in giving me tips for the interview and providing information about the company’
Jenny Goodwin, from the The Kyte Group HR team said:
‘We have been working with BEST for just over 2 years and so far they have found us 8 members of staff. The calibre of candidates put forward for the vacancies we have has been high.’