A new Jobcentre has opened giving jobseekers more access to support and opportunities to find work.

The centre is based within the North London Business Park, and in walking distance of Arnos Grove tube station and New Southgate Overground.

The Jobcentre is only temporary but it is in addition to existing sites in Hendon and near Chipping Barnet.

The new Jobcentre off Brunswick Park Road has a strong team of 70 Work Coaches, some of whom recently joined the Government Department for Work & Pensions as part of a recruitment drive to hire 13,500 new work coaches across the country.

Mims Davies MP, and minister for employment said: "We know this has been a challenging time for many people and that’s why we’re boosting our DWP Jobcentre support in every community of the UK, including here in North London.

"Every customer benefits from having a dedicated Work Coach. They know the local jobs market and work with local businesses to match jobseekers to the latest opportunities.

"It’s brilliant to see our Plan for Jobs in action, from Kickstart to Sector Based Work Academy Programmes, our Work Coaches are there to help people thrive and progress in work."

Erin Ozlem Muslu, who is one of those new recruits based at North London Business Park Jobcentre, said: "I like having the opportunity to help people and also explore my own skills in tailoring the service to meet the needs of our vulnerable customers."

Sunitee Ramrecha, customer service leader overseeing the new site, bringing with her 25 years of DWP experience, added: "I am really excited about the opening of this new site. This will help relieve some of the pressure our cluster sites have been facing trying to service the unprecedented level of claims as a result of the pandemic.

"The new site offers a very modern and safe space for both our employees and claimants.

"All our staff have received comprehensive training and consolidation to deliver excellent customer service and this combined with the employer engagement and provision support packages that we have in place will make a positive difference to the lives of people in both Barnet and Hendon."