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Getting your first job in London

Are you a student or a graduate looking for your first job? Are you excited by the prospect but, at the same time, worried about how to dive into the job market? Fear not. We know the feeling all too well which is why we have put together some useful information to help you succeed with your first job applications and interviews. 1. Understanding your passion London is a bustling

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What Makes London the Ideal Study Destination?

Simply thinking about studying in London can be a thrill! As renowned English writer Samuel Johnson once said, “there is in London all that life can afford,” and “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” It pretty much sums up what life can be like in London – exciting, fulfilling, and nothing short of extraordinary. Truth be told, there are plenty of factors that make

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A Place to Call Home

The Passage is London’s largest homelessness charity. For the past 40 years, we have been based in the heart of Westminster, providing practical support and a wide range of services to help transform the lives of people who are street homeless. We are guided by our Vincentian values and offer our clients the resources and solutions to end their homelessness for good, including routes to employment, benefits and accommodation. We

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Volunteering Week (1-7 June 2021)

Today (1st June 2021), marks the start of Volunteers’ Week – a time to say a big thank you for the contributions millions of people make across the UK through volunteering, especially during the pandemic. Not only does volunteering make a huge difference to communities, but also to organisations such as ours. For over 25 years, Volunteering at LHA London forms a huge part of our continued success and the

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The Great Escape Back to London

With university closures, the shift to remote working, job losses and furloughs – the current pandemic has meant thousands of young people were forced to leave London last year to return to their parental home. Although lots of young people moved home out of choice to enjoy lockdown in a bigger house, with outdoor space and with their families, many have since lost their jobs and now find themselves trying

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It’s ALL about the Experience!

Young apprentices can be some of the most dedicated workers, bringing fresh perspectives and new skill sets into the workforce. Not only do they provide opportunities for employers to ‘grow their own’ and develop a crucial talent pipeline for businesses, but they can also strengthen and diversify the workforce. As National Apprenticeship Week 2021 (8-14 February) gets underway, which aims to shine a light on the amazing work being done

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Meet the Volunteers – Laura

Name: Laura Age: 30 Country of Origin: France Hostel Manager at Railton House (Paddington) What brought you to London? When I first came to the UK, my aim was to stay for a short period of time. It has now been 10 YEARS. I am living in this amazing, cosmopolitan city and I feel very lucky. Why did you volunteer at LHA? I was so determined to improve my English

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Meet the Volunteers – Sonia

Name: Sonia Volunteer at Davies Court (Canary Wharf) What brought you to London? I came to London to complete my masters degree at Glasgow Caledonian University. Upon completion of my degree, I decided to stay and settle in London. How long have you been living here? I joined LHA London in September 2019. I was a resident first and subsequently returned as a volunteer. How did you hear about LHA

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Meet the Volunteers – Ezequiel

Name: Ezequiel Age: 23 Country of Origin: Spain Volunteer at Railton House (Paddington) What brought you to London? To have a new experience, improve my English and meet new people. How long have you been living here? For one month. How did you hear about LHA and volunteering? Through a friend. Describe a typical ‘day in the life of a volunteer’ at LHA? My duties are for 20 hours a week and

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Meet the Volunteers – Giuseppe

Name: Giuseppe Age: 23 Country of Origin: Italy Volunteer at Railton House (Paddington) What brought you to London? I came to London because I consider it to be the ‘city of opportunities’ – you can become whatever you want. How long have you been living here? Before moving, I took several holidays here. Now I have been living here for one month and I really feel at home. How did

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