Ways into Work is Hackney Council's in-house recruitment service for businesses in and around the borough. The team are dedicated to providing a straightforward, flexible and responsive employment support package for employers wishing to hire local people with the right skills and experience for the job. 

The Ways into Work team offers a tailored service to meet your needs. This can be as simple as you providing the job requirements, the team sourcing candidates, screening them for suitability and then forwarding them to you for interview selection. Ways Into Work can also be more involved in your recruitment process by organising screening sessions and recruitment open days depending on the number of positions available. Our employment service is a completely free service, regardless of the complexity involved in finding the right person for the job. 

The Council is committed to supporting Hackney residents into sustainable employment and by working with new and existing employers we seek to achieve the best possible outcomes for local communities.
We also work with local employers to deliver apprenticeships across a range of sectors to offer young people opportunities to start a career in the most exciting and creative borough in Europe.

To contact the Ways into Work team or find out more information please phone 0208 356 5700 or e-mail waysintowork@hackney.gov.uk


We recruited most of Aquascutum’s initial headcount for their Hackney Central outlet. Martin Connolly, HR Manager at Aquascutum said: 

“The Ways into Work team was brilliant - we were deeply impressed at the high quality of the candidates they put forward, and indebted for their support throughout the whole process."