Jobs at Elephant Park
Since construction began in 2013, the regeneration has already created thousands of job and training opportunities. We are investing heavily to ensure that as many of these as possible go to local people.
By the end of the project, we will have delivered:
• 5,000 construction jobs
• 1,000 jobs in the completed development
• A construction skills centre in partnership with Southwark Council.
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Training at Elephant Park
Southwark Construction Skills CentreIn 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 3000 were Southwark residents.
If you are interested in a career in construction, feel free to visit the Skills Centre at 35 Heygate Street or call 0203 621 1940.
Being based onsite at Elephant Park means the students are training 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 are getting practical, first-hand experience of the industry at a major, live construction site. While the programme is soon to move to Canada Water, we're proud to say that over the course of its time at Elephant Park, it created skills opportunities for approximately 8,000 people.
Be Onsite is the organisation tasked with ensuring that local people gain employment on our sites, an award-winning national not-for-profit company established by Lendlease. If you are looking for work and can show commitment and motivation, then please get in contact with Be Onsite’s partner Southwark Works who will provide you with advice and support to access the jobs and training opportunities we have available.
Call Southwark Works on 0800 052 0540,email [email protected], or visit 223 Southwark Park Road, Bermondsey, London, SE16 3TS.
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 - 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 our in-house not-for-profit, , 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 shortly. Recruitment is taking place now.
Current vacancies include roles in food and beverage, hospitality and the built environment.
For more information on Kickstart, click here.
Why apply to Be Onsite?Be Onsite’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. Be Onsite 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 they provide tailored pastoral support alongside specific training directly relevant to the job on offer.
Designed to meet the specific needs of the property industry, Be Onsite 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.