Jobs


If you are interested in jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities in Nine Elms on the South Bank, please contact us as follows:

If you are are a Lambeth resident, please contact Lambeth Working at lambethworking@lambeth.gov.uk 

If you are a Wandsworth resident, please contact Wandsworth WorkMatch at wandsworthworkmatch@wandsworth.gov.uk or call on 020 8871 5191

Nine Elms on the South Bank is located within London’s Central Activities Zone – one of the most productive commercial areas in the world and a high-density employment centre.  With the extension of the Northern line to Wandsworth Road and Battersea Power Station, we will unlock the district’s enormous economic potential – delivering up to £7.9 billion in growth and 25,000 new jobs.

Up to 6,000 construction jobs are expected between 2012 and 2016 as more major development sites move into the construction stage. A further 16,000 will be provided between 2017 and 2022.

So far, 237 construction and engineering apprenticeships have been secured and this number could rise as high as 1,000 as more development proposals come forward. This compares to 457 at the Olympic site and 400 for the Crossrail project.

In September 2012 the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership unveiled the area’s Employment, Training and Business Charter which aims to maximise the benefits and opportunities stemming from this multi-billion pound investment scheme. The charter, which is available to read in full from the downloads section, includes pledges to:

  • Generate job, apprenticeship and training opportunities targeted towards local residents in Wandsworth and Lambeth
  • Focus opportunities towards unemployment people across the two boroughs
  • Work with local schools and colleges to provide students with workplace experience and career taster sessions
  • To work together and share resources to recruit, train and develop candidates from entry level and above
  • Make local businesses aware of contract opportunities and help local firms develop the skills required for competitive tendering

An Employment and Skills programme is now been developed which brings all the key partners and agencies together to ensure existing residents and businesses can take full advantage of the investment now taking place on their doorsteps.

Under the framework, every major planning application must include an ‘employment and skills plan’ setting out a commitment to providing apprenticeships and local jobs both during and after construction. The exact number is linked to the scale of each development project.

Key features of the framework include:

  • Job vacancies must be opened up to local candidates for 48 hours before they are released to the wider market
  • Recruitment open days will be held for the local community
  • A structured training programme and a jobs brokerage service will be provided by Job Centre Plus and Lambeth Working
  • Work experience placements will be provided on live construction sites
  • A programme of site visits will give local school children the opportunity to see how the construction industry works and introduce the various trades and professions
  • An education and skills programme is being developed in partnership South Thames College, Lambeth College and local schools

Case Study

St James is the first member of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership to put their employment and skill plan into action. Work started on their Riverlight development in late 2010 and a range of job and training opportunities are now being provided.

 

Training Opportunity Target
Student site visits 190
School Workshops 100
Research projects 25
Work Experience for School Students 10
Work Experience Placements for Unemployed Young Persons 25
Apprenticeships 45
Training courses 160
New Covent Garden Market traders
Sainsbury's looking west from Wandsworth Road
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Apprenticeships on site with Eric Pickles MP