Earlier this month The Prince’s Trust joined forces with the award-winning London Cocktail Club bar group to host the first Get Hired Awards.

The awards evening welcomed 80 businesses that have hired young people as a result of our Get Hired programme, run in partnership with Standard Life, and recognised the contribution and commitment of businesses and key members of their teams who have helped to change the lives of young people in London.

In the past two years Get Hired has worked with 800 young people and hosted over 2,000 interviews – enabling more young people in the capital to move into jobs, further education, training or development.

The Get Hired Award winners: 

  • The award for ‘Get Hired Champion’ went to London Cocktail Club for its support in hosting events, attending Get Hired events and recruiting young people to join its team

  • The ‘Unsung Hero’ award went to Daniel Fish from The Financial Times, who has championed Get Hired events within his organisation

  • The award for ‘Starring Role’ was given to Smart Works, a UK charity that provides interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to women in need, due to the support given to young women in particular at Get Hired events
  • The fourth and final award – the ‘Get Hired Big Impact Award’ – went to LionHeart In The Community, which has provided the most routes into employment for young people at Get Hired events

Vicky Yorke, Outcomes Manager at The Prince’s Trust said:

Over the past two years we’ve found the support from businesses invaluable in providing coaching, mentoring and jobs to disadvantaged young people in London. The awards evening was just one small way to show how grateful we are to have their support and to make the most of the great venue provided by London Cocktail Club.

"Get Hired events are continuing to grow, and as we roll out the programme around the country we are looking to make more small and medium sized businesses aware of the great recruitment opportunities provided by Get Hired events."

JJ Goodman, Founder of the London Cocktail Club, said: 

We have seen first-hand how successful Get Hired events have been at supporting talented young people into work. In addition, for us as an employer, it’s been invaluable to take part and find great new members of our team. We look forward to continuing to work with The Prince’s Trust to support more young people to take the next step in their career.

Get Hired is a speed networking and interview event, which matches unemployed young people with small and medium sized businesses looking for new recruits. The programme supports young people to get into interesting and sustainable careers and helps businesses take a vital next step in their growth by recruiting a well-matched employee.

Find out more about the next Get Hired event or contact the Outcomes team