Since 2012, over 270 young people have benefitted from apprenticeships on and around the Park. This is just the start. As well as delivering many apprenticeships with our construction employers, we are now working with employers in the digital, cultural, creative and fashion sector to ensure apprenticeships are accessible across a wide range of sectors.
Whether you want to be an architect, engineer, construction worker, plumber, electrician, TV broadcaster, producer, software developer, events manager, sports coach, accountant or tech expert, there could be an opportunity for you.
Jone Da Cruz is completing a two-year site manager apprenticeship with Taylor Wimpey at the Chobham Manor residential development next to the Velodrome on the Park.
“There’s a career in construction for everyone. Every day is different. There’s always something new to learn. I’d advise anyone to give it a try – you won’t regret it. An apprenticeship here in the Park means continuous work experience and a chance to study debt-free. There are many opportunities for extra training and qualifications.
I’m nearly at the end of my apprenticeship and I’m excited to get to the next level. I want to progress and experience every stage of the building process. My plan is to become a competent project manager, running my own projects and supporting my team to achieve our goals. I want to be at the heart of every project I’m involved in.”
“I started my two-year apprenticeship with BT Sport at the end of 2015 along with five others.
BT Sport was an opportunity I couldn’t say no to. I’ve wanted to work in TV ever since I was little.
My apprenticeship is in the traffic department working on the incoming feeds. It’s quite technical.
Day-to-day we go through all the schedules to make sure we’ve got all the programmes we need. In the first year, we went to college once a fortnight and studied for a Level 3 in Creative and Digital Media.
BT Sport really want us to get the best out of it and gain as many skills as possible. I’ve been on a couple of shoots and worked as a production assistant. We had a day in the studio where we produced a whole show presented by Clare Balding and did all the roles like cameraman, director and the floor manager.
I tell my friends who aren’t sure what they want to do to get an apprenticeship.
It’s the best of both worlds – you get a qualification and you get to earn money.
I’ve now been offered a job here as a production secretary. My goal is to become a production
My advice to you - don’t let anyone stop you doing what you want to do."