Employment opportunities

Jobs at Elephant Park

Since construction began in 2013, the regeneration has already created thousands of Elephant and Castle jobs and training opportunities. We are investing heavily to ensure that as many of these as possible go to local people.

• 5,000 construction jobs
• 1,000 jobs in the completed development
• A construction skills centre in partnership with Southwark Council.

Are you looking for work?

If you’re looking for part-time work, full-time work, or even a Saturday job - call Southwark Works on 0800 052 0540, email info@southwarkworks.org.uk, or visit 376 Walworth Road, Walworth, London SE17 2NG.You can also the Southwark Works website.

Appreciating our apprentices

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Lendlease and Elephant Park are celebrating apprentices across the project.

More than 1500 jobs for locals created & 3000 locals trained

Headstart London - helping young people get ahead in the world of work.

Training at Elephant Park

Southwark Construction Skills Centre

In 2016, the Southwark Construction Skills Centre was opened at Elephant Park, a partnership between Southwark Council and Lendlease. The Skills Centre will provide construction skills training to over 1,000 people each year and, to date, has trained 11,000 people, of which 3,500 were Southwark residents.

The programme has now moved to Canada Water, however we're proud to say that over the course of its time at Elephant Park, it created opportunities for approximately 9,000 people.

While the construction Skills Centre was based on site at Elephant Park, the students were able to be trained in the heart of one of the country’s largest regeneration sites. With classrooms for study, a workshop for practice, plus an outdoor training yard, the trainees were able to gain practical, first-hand experience of the industry at a major live construction site.  

Be Onsite

BeOnsite is the organisation tasked with ensuring that local people gain employment on our site. They are an award-winning, national, not-for-profit company established by Lendlease. 

If you are looking for a job in Elephant & Castle and can show commitment and motivation, then please get in contact with Danny Meaden our Learning, Skills and Employment Co-ordinator. For more information email: Danny.Meaden@lendlease.com

Why apply to BeOnsite?

BeOnsite’s comprehensive and inclusive selection procedure focuses on matching local people to real jobs on site and helps individuals to understand what will be expected of them in both training and eventual employment. 

BeOnsite look for people who may not necessarily have a high level of academic achievement or experience but who show a keenness and desire to develop a career in the construction industry. Once in employment, BeOnsite provide tailored pastoral support alongside specific training directly relevant to the job on offer.

Designed to meet the specific needs of the property industry, BeOnsite trains and employs a hugely diverse group of individuals, transforming lives and regenerating communities. They help tackle the poverty and disadvantage that blights some of our most deprived areas by generating growth and employment. For further information please visit their website.

Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 - 24-year-olds on Universal Credit and is designed to help build resilience post pandemic and support sustained employment opportunities for young people.

At Elephant Park, Lendlease have been working closely with BeOnsite to deliver Kickstart opportunities with our supply chain partners and independent retailers. Thus far, we have been able to support the creation of 28 work placement opportunities for local residents, with more due to commence in 2022. Recruitment is taking place now.

Vacancies have included roles in food and beverage, hospitality and the built environment. So, if you fit the above criteria and are currently looking for jobs in Elephant and Castle, please do apply. 

For more information on Kickstart, click here.