Employment and Training


Apprenticeships offer great opportunities for young people to gain skills in a specific industry. The apprenticeships available on the Park through Our Parklife Partners ENGIE and The Landscape Group are specifically aimed at local young people and school leavers who are interested in careers ranging from Horticulture and Grounds maintenance, Facilities Management Engineering and Customer Service. Our Parklife involves its partners in understanding where apprenticeships can be embedded in the employment and training opportunities on the Park and maximise on the unique opportunity to progress elsewhere within the company and industry.

Pre-Employment Training

Our Parklife Partner Groundwork London delivers a 10-12 week programme of pre-employment training which offers local people who have been out of work for some time the opportunity to gain qualifications, skills and employment. This has then led on to a guaranteed interview on the Park.

Intermediate Labour Market (ILM)

The Intermediate Labour Market programme is a six month programme developed specifically for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This programme provides employability support to increase skills and improve people’s prospects. Job seekers take part in a unique pathway which provides training, CV and interview guidance, site visits, work tasters, paid employment and one-to-one support. This programme can lead to full-time employment on or off the Park with local employers.

Paul’s Story


Paul is a local Hackney resident who has been out of work for over a year. He was referred to Groundwork London’s training and employment team via his local job centre and started the ILM programme in December 2014. Over the course of 2 weeks, he worked with the employment support team preparing him for his trial and work placement. This training involved confidence building and coaching, which would prepare him for starting work within the Park’s cleaning team.
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