Over the lifetime of the Park, there will be many exciting opportunities for people to start or build careers of all kinds. More than 5,000 people have already played a part in building and transforming the Park. In the future it will be home to big and small companies alike in offices and studios, while at the same time encouraging growth in existing businesses in the area.
In total more than 20,000 jobs could be created by the Park by 2030, including spin-offs in the local economy, with a cumulative economic value of more than £5 billion. We want to make sure that local residents have access to those jobs, apprenticeships and training programmes.
To do this we work with local partner agencies to:
- Deliver training programmes to meet employment needs on the Park throughout the phases of its development
- Make sure Park companies can attract, retain and develop a skilled and motivated workforce that is second to none
- Make sure adults and young people from the boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets receive the skills training and support to access the jobs and apprenticeships offered by the Park.
Local borough brokerages
We’re working with local borough brokerages to help us find local expertise and make the most of existing employment and training services provided for residents. These are organisations funded by local councils to provide training, advice and other support for jobseekers in their area.
This will make sure that local people are able to develop the right skills at the right time to take advantage of the jobs that are being created. For details of all our local borough brokerage partners, please download the key local support services list here.
We want the Park to offer an environment for responsible business and to be a place where the public, private and charity sectors work together and with the community to make the most of opportunities for businesses of all types and sizes, including social enterprises.
We want to show companies how working with us to deliver benefits to the local community and to support regeneration makes good business sense. To do this, we are committed to working with local businesses to help them get the most out of the opportunities the Park offers.
If you are a local business looking to work with the Park, you can see our latest opportunities here.
You may also be interested in our ‘Fit for Legacy’ project. This is designed to help businesses improve their ability to win public sector contracts, both on the Park and more widely. It is led by Newham College and involves the boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich. To find out more click here.