Apprenticeships are one of the most important ways of enabling young people to start their careers. As well as allowing young people to earn while they learn, apprenticeships mean employers can train the next generation workforce in the skills directly relevant to their businesses.
Since 2012, over 320 young people have benefited 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.
The apprenticeships reinforce the importance of local employment opportunities to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the regeneration of east London; over 50 per cent of the apprentices working on the Park are young people from the local area, 21 per cent are female and 48% are from BAME groups.
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.