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 idverde 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.

Internships and Work Placements

Our Parklife hosted students on placements ranging from 2-6 weeks as part of their full time studies and focussing on a range of different topics. Local students spent their placement supporting the volunteer programme, educational events and learning about different aspects of the Park.

In 2017, 13 students completed work experience with Engie on the Park. Students gained experience in the Facilities Management contract including cleaning, security, engineering, visitor services and events and applied what they learnt to their courses, including Design Engineer Construct (DEC), Events Management and Travel Tourism.

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.

Check out the ILM case study here.