East Works: delivering jobs, skills and businesses growth

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.

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 City, BT Sport, Studio Wayne McGregor, Loughborough University London, University College London, Matches Fashion, Ford, the Financial Conduct Authority and Transport for London. 

The new culture and education district at the Park will be at the heart of this, bringing world-class institutions to east London, 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.

East Works Awards

  • Awards categories

    Nominations for the East Works Awards are now closed. Winners will be announced on the 1st November at Here East. 

    Please see a list judges for the awards here.

    East Works Ambassador of the Year 2018— Recognises someone that has gone above and beyond their normal duties to promote and raise awareness of employment opportunities amongst their peers and sector. Someone that has made an outstanding contribution to industry by contributing to closing gaps in issues that exist within their industry and given back their skills experience and knowledge to support others.


    East Works Apprentice of the Year 2018— Recognises the apprentice who has made the biggest positive impact with their employer and has demonstrated a commitment to developing their career and inspiring others.


    East Works Employer of the Year 2018— Commends exemplar employers who have demonstrated their ongoing commitment to local recruitment, diversity and inclusion, on-going professional development and exemplar work standards. 


    East Works Entrepreneur of the Year 2018— Recognises an individual or business that seeks to transform its industry in some way or is innovating in its field. The winner will share the ethos of social/economic/eco sustainability and good work standards.


    East Works Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion 2018— Commends exemplar employers who can demonstrate their commitment to increasing and valuing diversity of both directly and in partnership with their supply chain.


    East Works Individual Achievement of the Year 2018— Recognises an individual with an exemplary attitude who has overcome additional barriers, progressed within their role/training and demonstrates a promising future.


    East Works Innovation of the Year 2018— An individual or business that has shown ingenuity in designing or delivering a project or programme that offers opportunity to local people in new ways with a project or programme, pushed the boundaries of the status quo in their industry, challenging others to follow suit challenged itself to think and act differently in order to innovate with new products or practices.


    East Works Intern/ Trainee of the Year 2018— Recognises the achievements of an individual that has demonstrated commitment to their career development and exceeded expectations in the workplace during their traineeship, Internship or paid placement.

    East Works Education Partnership of the Year— The Education Partnership of the Year award recognises innovative and outstanding partnership working in local schools and colleges to support young people develop the skills they need to kick start their careers.