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Grand Central and New Street Station Development

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Working at Grand Central Birmingham

There is expected to be over 1,000 new job opportunities at Grand Central Birmingham predominately in retail, hospitality and customer service. If you are interested in finding out about employment and training opportunities leading up to the opening of Grand Central then you will need to register your interest at by completing the Eat Grand Central Work Expression of interest form below and sending in a copy of your CV to workgrandcentral@birmingham.gov.uk.

You will then be kept up to date on employment and training opportunities that are managed through the Birmingham Growth Alliance Partnership supporting Grand Central Birmingham.

Grand Central Pre-Employment Training Programme

A retail and customer service focused training programme will soon be available delivered by the Birmingham Growth Alliance Partnership and Birmingham Adult Education Services. The first course starts in October 2014 and will link to employment and work experience opportunities with city centre retailers. If you are interested in finding out more about this course please contact Skills for Growth Team on 0121 675 8421 or email workgrandcentral@birmingham.gov.uk.

Birmingham Growth Alliance Partnership

The Birmingham Growth Alliance Partnership has been established to capitalise on job opportunities that will be created through Grand Central Birmingham and the wider city centre to ensure that the people of Birmingham have improved chances to access these vacancies.

Partners are: John Lewis, Birmingham City Council, Network Rail, Retail Birmingham, Department for Work and Pensions, Skills Funding Agency and National Apprenticeship Service.

The Jobs and Skills Charter below demonstrates the commitment of partners to jointly maximise access for Birmingham residents, particularly those from priority groups to all jobs, skills and training opportunities that flow from the development.

We are also now providing regular bulletins about the progress of the partnership and experiences of those who have secured jobs.

Colleges, training providers and employment support providers:

Following on from Jobs and Skills Charter being signed, the Partnership is seeking to engage with training and employment support providers to work cooperatively to develop long term pathways that begin to support and develop Birmingham residents now so that they are in the best position to take up these job opportunities in 2015.

The Statement of Opportunity below outlines the background to the partnership, what it seeks to achieve and how you as a service provider can be involved in this.

Provider Briefings

Provider Briefings are held for colleges, training and employment support service providers to hear about the work of the Partnership and how to get involved in the delivery and implementation of the programme of activities. For details of briefings held to date please see below:

For further information on the Birmingham Growth Alliance Partnership and Grand Central Birmingham please contact: workgrandcentral@birmingham.gov.uk

Tel 0121 464 7731

See good news stories from the construction phase of new New Street Station.

You may also be interested in visiting the websites below for further information on employment and training opportunities:



Find out more about the work of the Employment Access Team here.
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Last Updated : 5th September 2014