Focal point for park-based careers

Michelle May, director of Socio-Economic Regeneration at London Legacy Development Corporation

Michelle May is enthusiastic about careers available on and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Credit: LLDC

We are working hard with our partners, like Newham Council and Workplace, so that local residents can benefit from the career opportunities on and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 
Many local residents already have careers on the park, working in the iconic venues or as part of the construction workforce helping to build new homes and workplaces. And there’s more to come.
New developments like East Bank, the culture and education district, promise to bring even more opportunities across a range of sectors. 
So, we are investing more than £2million into an exciting new space called the Good Growth Hub. 
We want this centre at Hackney Bridge to become a focal point for local people seeking park-based careers and for employers looking to recruit diverse, local talent.
Opening in April 2021, the Good Growth Hub will offer a range of high quality career programmes including London Living Wage-paid internships, support for freelances, apprenticeships, careers advice and coaching.
Our ambition is that the Good Growth Hub becomes an exemplar of how to deliver Good Growth (making sure that the Park is a place of opportunity for all) and is a real celebration of east London’s rich diversity of talent. 
As Newham Council’s Community Wealth Building Strategy states, ‘As well as attracting growth and investment into the borough, the strategy will help unleash the potential of residents, businesses and the voluntary sector because they are the
source of wealth and talent that will drive a fairer and more prosperous Newham.’ 
There is a huge pool of local talent that the Good Growth Hub will tap into to help local businesses to thrive and to diversify the growing creative, cultural and technology sectors on and around the park.

  • Michelle May is director of Socio-Economic Regeneration at London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC)

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