We will develop a series of employment offers across the site, attracting major employers as well as start-ups, including the new meanwhile uses, a new cluster for fashion manufacturing and the creation of workspaces for makers, creators and artists.
If you would like to move into a construction related role but do not think you have the skills then we are launching a construction academy in conjunction with Vistry Partnership, our partners on Meridian One. The facility will provide a programme of traineeships and apprenticeships to help local people gain the skills needed during the construction phase of the project and beyond. Details coming soon.
There will also be many opportunities for local construction related businesses during the build programme, we are looking to encourage as many local businesses as want to, to be part of our supply change ensuing we gain social value beyond the construction elements of the project for Enfield residents. Like all Enfield Council tender opportunities, those relating to Meridian Water can be found on the London Tenders Portal
To enable upskilling and training of the construction workforce, and provide opportunities to local and London residents, the Council, in partnership with Vistry Partnerships (the developers for Meridian One), will launch a Skills Academy at Meridian Water in 2022. Supporting unemployed residents and those on skilled trade apprenticeships, the aim of the Skills Academy is to provide training and certification appropriate for entry level opportunities across construction and built environment, create pathways to higher level training, and upskill existing workforce within the construction supply chain companies. Training is instrumental in transforming and rebalancing the Edmonton economy to make it resilient to disruptions such as COVID-19 or technological change, and the Skills Academy is an integral part of that process.