Kick start your career

There are thousands of exciting opportunities for people to start and to build careers on and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

Whether you want to be an architect, engineer, construction worker, plumber, electrician, TV broadcaster, producer, tour guide, chef, artist, doctor, scientist, curator, software developer, event manager, sports coach, accountant, hotel manager or set up your own tech enterprise, or boutique they’ll be an opportunity for you on the Park.

    To get people ready for these opportunities we working with Future Foundations and partners to run a Legacy Careers (IAG) programme in local schools. Those participating in 2014 are St Angela’s Ursuline Shool & Stratford School Academy in Stratford, Skinners’ Academy in Hackney, Bethnal Green Academy in Tower Hamlets and Walthamstow Academy & Connaught School for Girls in Waltham Forest.

    The aim is to inspire and inform young people about the vast range of careers open to them at a time they are choosing their GCSE options. Students will learn from direct experiences and encounters with volunteers from businesses operating in and around the Park to equip them with the confidence, motivation and skills they need to prepare for the world of work. 


    • Here East : A new digital campus that combines business, technology, media, education and data and will provide 1,200,000 sq ft of space – that’s nearly 16 football pitches, for the innovators and makers of the future. It will create 7,500 jobs in addition to jobs in construction during the redevelopment phase to transform the Press & Broadcast Centres.   
      Key tenants, such as BT Sport are already in place. Broadcasting from the new state of the art production hub and studios began in August 2013 bringing opportunities such as camera operators, editors, producers & processors.  Other tenants like Loughborough University will open their doors in September 2015 to provide a new research centre for postgraduate studies linking culture, business, sport and health. Alongside Hackney Community College offering digital and media apprenticeships.

    • The International Quarter: A new finance & business quarter creating over 4,000,000 sq ft of space for businesses,  hotels and shops expecting to create 25,000 jobs in finance, business administration, hospitality and retail,  with the first tenant confirmed as the Financial Conduct Authority. 

    • Sports venues – the Copper Box Area, London Aquatics Centre, Lee Valley VeloPark, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre and the Stadium: Creating hundreds of jobs in sports & leisure, offering apprenticeships and jobs such as recreational coaches, venue managers, hospitality managers & administration staff. 

    • There are also exciting plans for the Cultural and Education District, an academic and cultural quarter that may house the V&A, University College London and Sadler’s Wells. This development could open up 10,000 opportunities in creative, science & technology sectors.