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Jobs and skills on the Park

Over the lifetime of the Park, there will be many exciting opportunities to access jobs and apprenticeships on and around the Park. We want Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to be the best place to start and grow a business.

Working on the Park

More than 5,000 people played a part in building and transforming the Park, and major employers have already come to the Park and the surrounding area - including Westfield Stratford CityBT SportStudio Wayne McGregorLoughborough University LondonUniversity College LondonMatches FashionFordthe Financial Conduct Authority and Transport for London

East Bank will be at the heart of this, bringing world-class institutions to east London, including the BBC, Sadler’s Wells, UAL’s London College of Fashion, UCL and the V&A in partnership, along with an explosion of small businesses and start-ups. Together they are bringing new types of jobs and opportunities to the area in quantity and quality not seen here before.

In total, 40,000 jobs could be available on and around the Park by 2025, including spin-offs in the local economy, with a cumulative economic value of more than £5 billion. We want to ensure that the scale of job opportunities being created reaches as many people as possible.

Due to the mix of businesses moving to the Park, the London Legacy Development Corporation’s work is focused on developing talent and helping people get jobs in the following sectors: construction and the built environment; digital technology; and the cultural, creative and fashion sectors.

Good Growth Hub

Good Growth Hub is a place for east Londoners aged 18-30 to access training, experience, and employment opportunities with employers based in and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Build East

With a pipeline of over £2bn in construction works over the next decade, Build East provides both volume and longevity in terms of creating a wide range of opportunities for residents to embark and progress on an exciting career path in the Construction and Built Environment sector.   Opened in July 2021,  Build East aims to assist in the ambition for the QEOP to maintain its status as an exemplar for regeneration, where construction employers can work with us to address the shortage of skilled workers in London, and where local east Londoners, whatever their background, can be connected to the opportunities offered by one of the UK’s key economic growth sectors.

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Improving diversity and inclusion in construction

London Legacy  Development Corporation, Places for London and Serious About Youth (SAY) have been working in partnership to develop a new programme aimed at improving diversity and inclusion in construction, from recruitment to retainment and progression, right through to the supply-chain and sub-contractor level.

The programme will help to combat discrimination and ensure we are challenging it when it occurs, changing behaviours on site and the culture of the sector so that our sites lead the way in diversity and inclusion.  
Resources currently include an induction video and the development of a D&I Ambassador Network. 

You can watch the induction video here and the use of these resources are being made freely available to developers and contractors working on the Park, Places for London sites and sites within the four local boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. Watch the initial induction video here and if you’re interested in finding out more about the resources available, please contact: 


Diversity and inclusion induction for construction on the Park

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