Since beginning a large programme of construction works at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in October 2012, the London Legacy Development Corporation has placed a focus on the creation of job and apprenticeship opportunities for local residents, particularly young people and those who face significant barriers to entering or returning to the labour market
Throughout the successful transformation of the Park so far, we have worked with our contractors and stakeholders to offer more than 60 young people the opportunity to train as an apprentice in a range of roles, including construction operatives, site engineers and business administration – this is the highest number of apprentices on a single site in London making it a record achievement.
In future the Park’s development will continue to offer a broad range of apprenticeships roles for local people to get into. With opportunities ranging from sports and leisure through to construction, there will be something for everyone.
The apprenticeships reinforce the importance of local employment opportunities to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the regeneration of east London; 95 per cent of the apprentices working on the Park are young people from the local area and 25 per cent are female.
As well as making a key contribution to the successful transformation of the Park, our apprentices are also provided with the opportunity to make a first step in their careers. For Park employers that work with us we make the commitment that you will have access to a motivated and skilled workforce tailored to the needs of your business.