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OPINION: LLDC chief exec David Goldstone is encouraging Newham residents to find careers in QEOP

PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 March 2017

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Since the London 2012 Games, many thousands of local people have worked on the park, including many young apprentices, who we have seen take the first steps in long and fulfilling careers.

As we look to the future of the park and the continued arrival of universities and cultural institutions, the full opening of the creative and digital technology hub at Here East, as well as the construction of thousands of new homes, we want even more Newham residents to be part of our journey and have the opportunity to embark on exciting careers.

We fund a range of different training courses that are designed to increase opportunities for all by providing local people with the skills employers at the park and beyond will need.

So whether you, or someone you know, wants to be a surveyor, engineer, bricklayer or work in digital marketing, or for a leading cultural organisation or in one of the park’s world-class venues, there’s something for everyone.

Over the next few months we will be running fully funded courses for local people from different backgrounds and of all ages to get into construction. We’re also securing apprenticeship opportunities with the employers we work with and, in the summer, we’ll be running a week-long programme to help young people access jobs with employers in the cultural and creative sectors. If you’re a recent graduate looking for employment, we are working with Loughborough University to support students progress from Higher Education into employment.

If you’re interested in hearing more about the training opportunities available at the park, please email creatingopportunities@queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk or contact Newham Workplace on 0203 373 1101 or visit newham.gov.uk

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