Countdown to North Park Opening
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be a focal point for London’s growth, a thriving new metropolitan district, the heart of a local community and a catalyst for regeneration. Through its exciting infrastructure and sporting, leisure and cultural amenities, and with access to one of the most diverse and youngest populations in Europe, the Park will offer job, apprenticeship and training opportunities and promote growth and economic development by making east London the place to come and do business.
The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) is the organisation responsible for promoting physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration in the Park and the surrounding area. Working with local partner agencies providing recruitment, training and business support services, we are committed to creating opportunities and benefits for the local community and businesses.
We see employment and business growth as key to the regeneration of east London. To deliver this, we want to promote high-quality education, job and training opportunities, making sure we meet employers’ workforce requirements, so that local residents who are not currently working can get jobs on the Park. Once in work, we want to make sure there are opportunities for people to develop their careers, possibly in new areas of work and gain further qualifications.
For businesses, we want to show how working with us to deliver community benefits and regeneration makes good business sense. We want the Park to offer the environment to do responsible business, a place where the public, private and charity sectors interact and work closely with the community to take advantage of the range of supply chain opportunities for SMEs, social enterprises and diverse businesses.
We don’t want to reinvent the wheel, so our priority is to use existing brokerages based in the Host Boroughs. Barking & Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
Working with local brokerages allows us to use local expertise and build on existing, tried and tested employment and training services provided for residents. This will ensure that good practice is maintained and local people are able to develop the right skills at the right time to take advantage of legacy jobs.
For details of our all our local borough brokerages partners, please download the Key local support services list.
For non-host borough residents, see the following sources:
Jobs search via web – http://jobseekers.direct.gov.uk
Careers help – http://icould.com
For training, see further education colleges in your area – http://findfe.com
For more local sources of support, see your local council website.